Doctor Stavros Tavoularis
Doctor Stavros Tavoularis

Dipl.Eng., National Technical University of Athens (1973)
M.Sc., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (1974)
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University (1978)

CBY A-024
613 562-5800 ext. 6271


HPCVL - Sun Microsystems Chair in Computational Science and Engineering

Cross-appointed, Department of Physics

Following doctoral studies and a research appointment at The Johns Hopkins University, Professor Tavoularis has, since 1980, been a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, where he served terms as Department Chair and Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is Director of the uOttawa Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, supervising a large team of graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers on a variety of experimental and computational projects concerning turbulence, turbulent mixing, vortex dynamics, aerodynamics, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, bio-fluid dynamics, and design of flow apparatus and instrumentation. He has initiated fundamental and applied research projects supported by grants and contracts from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), McCormick Rankin (MRC), National Research Council Canada (NRC), Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (DND), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) and Pratt and Whitney Canada. He has served as a consultant to government and industry. Professor Tavoularis has been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is a recipient of the George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research. He is the author of the graduate textbook Measurement in Fluid Mechanics, published by Cambridge University Press, and numerous research articles and reports.

Research interests

  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • Turbulence
  • Vortices
  • Aerodynamics
  • Nuclear Reactor Thermal hydraulics
  • Biomechanical Engineering, Biofluid Dynamics
  • Experimental Techniques, Instrumentation