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President's Curriculum Vitae

Feridun Hamdullahpur, Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Educational Background

  • May, 1985 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia
  • May, 1979 M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul
  • May, 1976 B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul

Administrative Experience

  • 2010: Current President, University of Waterloo
  • 2009-2012: Vice-President Academic and Provost, University of Waterloo
  • 2006-2009: Provost and Vice-President Academic (Interim), Carleton University
  • 2000-2000: Vice-President (Research and International), Carleton University
  • 1997-2000: Associate Principal, Graduate Studies and Research, DalTech. Dalhousie University
  • 1995-1997: Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS)
  • 1993-1995: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, TUNS

Academic Experience

  • 2009-Present: Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2000-2009: Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace
    Engineering, Carleton University
  • 2009-Present: Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University
  • 1995-1997 Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TUNS
  • 1990-1995: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TUNS
  • 1992-1993: Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TUNS
  • 1987-1990" Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TUNS
  • 1985-1987: Assistant Professor, Center for Energy Studies, TUNS
  • 1981-1985 Research Engineer, Centre for Energy Studies, TUNS
  • 1977-1981 Doctorate Candidate, Research Engineer and Lecturer, Technical University of Istanbul

Industrial Experience

  • 1981–Present: Various consulting engineering activities (Power plants, Thermo-fluids).
  • 1992-1993: Consultant, United Nations Development Program (Power Generation in Developing Countries).
  • 1992-1993: Consultant, Ministers of Energy and Environment, Republic of Turkey (Air pollution, Energy). 
  • 1979-1981: Consulting and Project Engineer (Hydraulic system design for food and beverage industry, Capacity analysis on pulp and paper industry), Turkish Industrial Development Bank, and Istanbul Chamber of Industry.

Research Interests

  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Hydrodynamics of Fluidized Beds
  • Multiphase Flow Modeling
  • Hot Gas Clean up
  • Fluidized Bed Drying
  • Fluidized Bed gasification of Bio-mass Fuel Cells

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