Dr. Yuri Muzychka, professor and department head of mechanical engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) for his significant research and teaching contributions to the fields of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.
CSME was founded in 1970 as a national organization for Canadian mechanical engineers and technologists. It is a constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada. The organization provides a wide range of professional development activities for mechanical engineers and students with common fields of interest.
Being named Fellow is one of CSME’s highest honours, and is awarded through a selection committee to members who have attained excellence in mechanical engineering and who have contributed significantly to the profession and society.
"I feel honoured to receive this CSME Fellow designation,” said Dr. Muzychka. “Being selected by a national committee of my peers to join the ranks of other honoured mechanical engineers in Canada is great recognition for my research contributions. I am also thankful to those who nominated and supported my selection."
Dr. Muzychka joined Memorial in 2000. Prior to joining Memorial, he held a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo and also worked as a research consultant.
Dr. Muzychka is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a senior member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In 2004 he received the Petro Canada Young Innovator Award.
Dr. Muzychka’s research focuses on the modeling of complex fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in internal flows, such as transport in porous media, compact heat exchangers, two phase flows, micro-channel flows and non-Newtonian fluids. He also conducts applied research in marine icing, electronics packaging, contact heat transfer and thermal design and optimization of energy systems.
“Congratulations to Dr. Muzychka,” said Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. ”He is an outstanding researcher who has made major contributions in thermal engineering and truly deserving of this recognition.”