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Principal Investigator

Serhiy Yarusevych

Professor Serhiy Yarusevych, PhD

Serhiy Yarusevych is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME) at the University of Waterloo.

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35442
Fax: (519) 885-5862
Office: Engineering 5-3013


Current researchers

Nianhua Liu

Nianhua Liu – PhD candidate

Thesis: Aerodynamics and flow control on wings in low Reynolds number flows


deep patel

Deep Patel – MASc candidate

Thesis: Flow development and loading on finite lifting surfaces at low Reynolds numbers


Sunpun Pieris

Supun Pieris - PhD candidate

Thesis: Flow and loading on solar panels is steady and gust conditions.

Co-supervised by Prof. S.D. Peterson

MASc Thesis (2017): Experimental investigation of a normally impinging planar jet.


Nikhilesh Ramesh

Nikhilesh Ramesh - PhD candidate

Thesis: Experimental estimation of loads in vortex induced vibration problems and development of robust system models. 

Co-supervised by Prof. C. Morton (U of Calgary)


Connor Toppings

Connor Toppings - PhD  candidate

Thesis: Unsteady aerodynamics of airfoils and finite wings at low Reynolds number.
MASc Thesis (2021): Laminar separation bubble dynamics on a finite wing.


Wolfgang Dierl

Wolfgang Dierl - PhD candidate

Thesis: Transient low Reynolds number aerodynamics.

Co-supervised by Prof. C. Kaehler (Bundeswehr University Munich)

kaycee okoye

Kaycee Okoye – MASc candidate

Thesis: Response of surface deposited droplets and pools to aerodynamic loading.

Co-supervised by Prof. S.D. Peterson