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Serhiy Yarusevych

Associate Professor

Contact InformationSerhiy Yarusevych

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35442
Location: E5 3013
Fax: 519-885-5862


Biography Summary

Serhiy Yarusevych is an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and is the principal investigator in the Fluid Mechanics Research Lab.

His research interests lie in the general area of fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. Specific areas of interest include but not limited to experimental fluid mechanics, flows over lifting surfaces at low Reynolds numbers, flows over buff bodies, flow induced vibrations, flow control, energy harvesting from fluids, industrial aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, wind turbines, and unmanned air vehicles.

Professor Yarusevych’s research combines experimental, numerical, and analytical approaches to gain insight into key flow phenomena and estimate main performance parameters. The laboratory has a wide range of experimental facilities used to study boundary layer development, laminar-to-turbulent transition, separated flows, wakes, and other external and internal flows of interest in fundamental fluid mechanics and engineering applications.

An important aspect of the research conducted by his research team is improving existing experimental methods and developing new techniques for experimental research in fluid mechanics. Both flow visualization and quantitative flow diagnostic are of interest.

Professor Yarusevych’s research has been sponsored by NSERC, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Bombardier Aerospace, Babcock & Wilcox Canada, GTAA, RWDI, and Suncor.

Research Interests

  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulence
  • Boundary-layer Separation
  • Transition
  • Flow Control
  • Airfoil
  • Hot Wire Anemometry
  • Laser Doppler Velocimetry
  • Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Energy
  • Low Reynolds Number Flows
  • Flows Over Bluff Bodies
  • Flow Induced Vibrations
  • Wind Turbines
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Drinking Water
  • Aerodynamics And Aeroacoustics
  • Experimental And Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow And Noise Control
  • Fluid Structure Interactions


  • 2006, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2002, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 1999, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Ukraine


  • ME 595 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 765 - Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 362 - Fluid Mechanics 2
  • ME 662 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics