Research Projects

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