Meet The Team
Co-founder, Director - Technology & Innovation Lab
Dr. Chris Morton completed his undergraduate degree in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2008. His Masters and PhD were completed in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo with an area of specialization in Fluid Mechanics. During his PhD studies, he spent time at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, gaining expertise with state of the art laser-based fluid flow measurement systems (specifically Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry). His research focuses on solving problems in bluff body aerodynamics, fluid-structure interaction, flow control, and energy harvesting.
Chris is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Paul Ziadé obtained his BASc and MEng degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He completed a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), transitional aerodynamic flows, and flow control. Prior to joining the University of Calgary as an instructor, Paul spent four years as an analyst in the Canadian nuclear industry. During this time, he performed structural integrity analysis on nuclear fuel channels, developed many computational tools, was heavily involved in the development of probabilistic risk analysis methods, and managed projects of various scales. Dr. Ziadé's research is focused on investigating problems in low-Reynolds number aerodynamics. Topics include large-eddy simulation (LES), flow stability and transition, active flow control techniques, and machine learning methods in fluid mechanics.
Paul is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing at the University of Calgary.