Research funding received

2020-2022Urban microclimate modeling for sustainable building design, London, ON. (Theakston Environmental and Mitacs, $110,000) (PI, 100%)
2019-2020Optimal orientation for pedestrian level wind comfort and mitigating snow drift for S2E development, London, ON. (S2E and Ontatrio Center of Excellence, $75,000) (CoPI, 60%)
2019-2019 Solar system aeroelastic testing review (NextTracker, $15,000) (PI, 100%)
2019-2020Climate resilient and sustainable cities of tomorrow. Computational resources allocation. (Compute Canada, $7,683) (PI, 100%)
2017-2020Novel computational and experimental wind engineering approaches for community level performance assessment (NSERC Discovery Accelerator award, $120,000) (PI, 100%)
2017-2020Novel computational and experimental wind engineering approaches for community level performance assessment (NSERC Discovery Department of National Defense Supplement Award, $120,000) (PI, 100%)
2017-2021Canada research chair in wind engineering (Tier II) (Renewal), (CRC, $500,000) (PI, 100%)
2017-2022Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI): Computational Modeling and Simulation Center, (National Science Foundation USA, $11,000,000) (International Collaborator, N/A)
2015-2020Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI): Experimental Facility with Twelve-Fan Wall of Wind, (National Science Foundation USA, $5,000,000) (International Collaborator, N/A)
2017-2018Drones to enable computational modeling of environmental flows, NSERC RTI, $141,000) (PI, 100%)
2016-2017Printing adaptive aerodynamic and aeroelastic test models, (Canada Foundation for Innovation JELF/ Ontario Fund for Research, $500,000) (PI, 100%)
2017-2019Smart computing for tornado and downburst resilient cities, OCE South Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform Talent Edge Postdoctoral Fellowship (#01), ($114,000) (PI, 100%)
2017-2019High performance computing for assessing and mitigating the effect of extreme wind on buildings & cities, OCE South Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform Talent Edge Postdoctoral Fellowship (#02), ($114,000) (PI, 100%)
2016-2019HPC of urban wind flows for built-environment performance design (SOSCIP R&D Challenge, NSERC CRD + OCE, $235,000) (PI, 100%)
2016-2017Enhancing OpenFoam’s wind engineering modeling capability (FM Global, $95,000) (PI, 100%)
2015-2017Development of aerodynamic database via CFD and wind tunnel testing: Application for the performance based wind design of high-rise wood-based buildings (NSERC Engage/FPInnovation, $25,000) (PI, 100%)
2015-2017Numerical and Experimental Study of a New System for Retrofitting Roofs Subjected to Extreme Wind Loading (NSERC CRD/ Steelcon Engineering, $180,000) (CoPI, 5%)
2015-2016Pressure equalization assessment for roof pavers (Wausau Tiles, $72,000) (PI, 100%)
2014-2018Aerodynamic mitigation of wind load on solar panel array (Joint Ontario Center of Excellence and NSERC Engage program, $100,000) (PI, 100%)
2014-2018Multi-scale experimental and computer modeling of wind effects on the built-environment (Ontario Early Researcher Award, Ontario Center of Excellence, $150,000) (PI, 100%)
2012-2016Wind engineering for resilient & sustainable built environment of the 21st century (Canada Research Chair, $500,000) (PI, 100%)
2013-2013Large-scale Experimental and Computational Infrastructure for Assessing Wind Effects on the Built Environment (Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund for research infrastructure/ Ontario Fund for Research, $624,506) (PI, 100%)
2012-2013Weather projections for smart cities, IBM + SOSCIP (Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform, $135,000 equivalent) (Academic PI, 100%) Note: This project granted access to 2000 CPU for 300 day CPU time or equivalent and provides technical support. (total estimated value of $135K).
2012-2013High intensity wind load evaluation and mitigation for buildings, (NSERC –Discovery grant, $130,000) (PI, 100%)
2009-2014Development of software for analysis of transmission line structures, (Hydro1 + Ontario Center of Excellence Industry Academia Collaboration Program + NSERC CRD, $722,000) (CoPI, 15%)
2012-2013Dynamic response of transmission lines under wind (Center for Energy Advan. through Technological Inno. –CEATI--, WISMIG, $65,000) (CoPI, 10%)
2012-2013Application Guide for Wind Speed-up Factors (Center for Energy Advan. through Technological Inno. –CEATI--, WISMIG, $40,000) (PI, 90%)
2009-2014Multi-scale computational evaluation of wind loads on buildings, (National Science Foundation - CAREER award, $400,219) (PI, 100%)
2011-2012Computational evaluation of wind load on residential roofs with complex shape (Florida Department of Emergency Management, $97,000) (PI, 100%).
2011-2012Phase II: Development of new aerodynamic database and mitigation techniques for roof-top equipment and roof- and ground-mounted solar panel arrays, (State of Florida Center of Excellence sub-project, $150,000) (PI, 100%).
2009-2012State-of-the-art large-scale testing for wind to enhance infrastructure resiliency and develop energy-efficient buildings (Department of Energy, $972,000) (CoPI, 40%).
2011-2011Phase I: Development of new aerodynamic database and mitigation techniques for roof-top equipment and roof- and ground-mounted solar panel arrays, (State of Florida Center of Excellence, $250,000) (PI, 100%).
2011-2011Tesla high performance computing center upgrade (Florida International University IT, $75,000) (CoPI, 40%)
2010-2011Wind pressure coefficient evaluation for overhanging roof edges (Full-scale study), Florida Division of Emergency Management, Residential Construction Mitigation Program, $140,000) (PI, 100%).
2009-2010Wind pressure and resistance evaluation for Hip and Ridge tiles and attachments (Full-scale study), Florida Division of Emergency Management, Residential Construction Mitigation Program, $191,974) (PI, 100%).
2009-2009Phase I: Exploratory full-scale Wausau Tile lockdown system wind pressure study (Wausau Tile Inc., $29,000) (PI, 100%).
2009-2010Wind load evaluation for solar panels: Phase I- Full scale experiment. (Corning Inc., $26,000) (PI, 100%).
2009-2010Wind load evaluation for solar panels: Phase II- Full scale experiment. (Corning Inc., $29,000) (PI, 100%).
2008-2008Computational evaluation of wind loads on roofs (FIU 2008 Faculty Research Support Program, $17,000) (PI, 100%).
2008-2009Full-scale measurement of external and internal pressures in residential buildings (Florida Division of Emergency Management, Residential Construction Mitigation Program, $175,000) (PI, 100%).
2007-2008Roof/soffit/wall corner suction aerodynamic mitigation studies at full-scale (Florida Division of Emergency Management, Residential Construction Mitigation Program, $75,000) (PI, 100%).
2007-2008Assessing the effectiveness of roof secondary water barriers-- full-scale -- (Florida Division of Emergency Management, Residential Construction Mitigation Program, $75,000) (PI, 100%).
2008-2008Roof secondary water barriers research -- full-scale -- (Institute for Business and Home Safety, $15,000) (PI, 100%).
2009-2011MRI: Acquisition of Instrumentation to Create a Transformative Large- and Full-Scale Wind Testing Capability in Support of Sustainable Windstorm-Resilient, Energy-Efficient Community (NSF, $300,715) (CoP, 30%).
2009-2011Center of excellence for developing hurricane mitigation products (the State of Florida, $7,500,000) (CoPI, 10%).