Paul Ziade

Instructor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

PhD - Mechanical Engineering

University of Toronto

MEng - Mechanical Engineering

University of Waterloo

BASc - Mechanical Engineering

University of Waterloo

Contact information

Location

Mechanical Engineering Building : MEB224

Courses

Dynamics for Energy Engineering I (ENER 340)

Dynamics for Energy Engineering II (ENER 460)

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (ENME 341)

Aerodynamics (ENME 519)

Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology and Application (ENME 538)

Aerodynamics (ENME 619)


Preferred method of communication

Email


Research

Research areas

  • Intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Energy engineering
  • Engineering education
  • Aerospace systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion flight
  • Control
  • UAVs
  • Renewable energy
  • Wind energy
  • Numerical methods
  • High-performance computing
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence

Research activities

Dr. Ziade's research is focused on investigating problems in low-Reynolds number aerodynamics. Topics include large-eddy simulation (LES), flow stability and transition, and active flow control techniques. He mainly uses and develops computational tools to better understand underlying physical mechanisms as well as uncertainties associated with common mathematical methods. Paul is a member of the University of Calgary Aerospace Network (UCAN - www.ucalgary.ca/aerospace) and collaborates on a number of projects with the group. 


Biography

Paul Ziade obtained his BASc and MEng degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He completed a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), transitional aerodynamic flows, and flow control. 

Prior to joining the University of Calgary as an instructor, Paul spent four years as an analyst in the Canadian nuclear industry. During this time, he performed stress analysis on nuclear fuel channels and developed computational tools for their analysis, was heavily involved in the development of probabilistic risk analysis methods, and managed projects of various scaled.

Paul joined the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering in September 2016 as a tenure track instructor. He teaches courses in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, engineering design, and dynamics. Furthermore, he advises numerous fourth-year design teams and is the faculty advisor for the Schulich Formula SAE team. Paul collaborates on several research projects with the University of Calgary Aerospace Network (UCAN) and consults with industry in a wide range of fields. 


Publications

P. Ziade, M. Feero, P. Sullivan, A Numerical Study on the Influence of Cavity Shape on Synthetic Jet Performance, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 74 (2018), pp. 187-197.

P. Ziade, M. Feero, P. Lavoie, P. Sullivan, Shear Layer Development, Separation, and Stability Over a Low-Reynolds Number Airfoil, ASME J. Fluids Eng., Vol. 150(7) (2018): 071201-071201-12.

P. Ziade, P. Sullivan, Sensitivity of the Orr-Sommerfeld Equation to Base Flow Perturbations With Application to Airfoils, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 67 PB (2017), pp. 121-129.


Awards

Engineering Students' Society Third & Fourth Year Teaching Award, 2018

Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Achievement Award, 2018

Engineering Students' Society First & Second Year Teaching Award, 2018

Engineering Students' Society Professor of the Year Award - Energy Engineering, 2018

Engineering Students' Society Third & Fourth Year Teaching Award, 2017

Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Achievement Award, 2017