Contact InformationSerhiy Yarusevych

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35442
Location: E3 3152


Biography Summary

Serhiy Yarusevych is a 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
  • Low Reynolds Number Flows
  • Flows Over Bluff Bodies
  • Flow Induced Vibrations
  • Wind Turbines
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • 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 362 - Fluid Mechanics 2
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2020
  • ME 562 - Experimental Methods in Fluids
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2021
  • ME 595 - Special Topics in Mech Eng
    • Taught in 2017
  • ME 662 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2020
  • ME 765 - Spec Tpcs in Fluid Mechanics
    • Taught in 2017
  • ME 770 - Topics in Heat & Fluid Flow
    • Taught in 2021
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Zhang, Xueqing and Yarusevych, Serhiy and Peterson, Sean D, Experimental investigation of flow development and coherent structures in normal and oblique impinging slot jets, Experiments in Fluids, 60(1), 2019
  • McClure, Jeffrey and Yarusevych, Serhiy, Planar momentum balance in three-dimensional flows: applications to load estimation, Experiments in Fluids, 60(3), 2019
  • Marble, Erik and Morton, Chris and Yarusevych, Serhiy, Spanwise wake development of a pivoted cylinder undergoing vortex-induced vibrations with elliptic trajectories, Experiments in Fluids, 60(5), 2019
  • Istvan, Mark S and Yarusevych, Serhiy, Effects of free-stream turbulence intensity on transition in a laminar separation bubble formed over an airfoil, Experiments in Fluids, 59(3), 2018
  • Yarusevych, Serhiy and Kotsonis, Marios, Steady and transient response of a laminar separation bubble to controlled disturbances, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 813, 2017, 955 - 990
  • McClure, Jeffrey and Yarusevych, Serhiy, Instantaneous PIV/PTV-based pressure gradient estimation: a framework for error analysis and correction, Experiments in Fluids, 58(8), 2017
  • McClure, Jeffrey and Yarusevych, Serhiy, Vortex shedding and structural loading characteristics of finned cylinders, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 65, 2016, 138 - 154

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