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Prof. Matthew Johnson - Energy & Emissions Research Lab


Graduate Students

Current Research Team
  • Ph.D. students
    • Carol Brereton
    • Bradley Conrad
    • Stephen Schoonbaert (co-supervised with Prof. Jacques Albert)
  • M.A.Sc students
    • Simon Festa-Bianchet
    • Melina Jefferson
    • Jason Marcus
    • David Sawires
  • Post-doctoral Fellow
    • David Tyner
  • Research Engineer
    • Darcy Corbin


    • Darcy Corbin, M.A.Sc. (2015)
      • Project: Methodology and experiments to determine soot and NOx yields from a vertical lab-scale flare burning alkane-mixtures and ethylene
      • Current position: Research Engineer, Energy & Emissions Research Lab.
    • Patrizio Vena, Ph.D. (2014)
      • Project: Equivalence Ratio Gradient Effects on Local Flame Front Topology and Heat Release Rate in Stratified, Iso-Octane/Air Turbulent V-Flames
      • Current position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Lyon, France
      • Brian Crosland, Ph.D. (2014)
        • Project: Soot Optical Diagnostic Development and Application to Turbulent Non-Premixed Buoyant Flames
        • Current position: Combustion measurement specialist, Siemens Canada
        • Ian Joynes, M.A.Sc. (2013)
          • Project: Proof-of-concept inverse micro-scale dispersion modelling for fugitive emissions quantification in industrial facilities
          • Current position: Project Engineer, Clearstone Engineering Ltd.
          • Robin Devillers, Post. Doctoral Fellow (2012)
            • Project: Development of Novel Sky-LOSA Technology to Quantify Black Carbon Flux in Atmospheric Plumes
            • Current position: Research Scientist, ONERA (French National Aerospace Research Centre)
            • Jan Gorski, M.A.Sc. (2012)
              • Thesis: Effect of Fuel Composition on the Response of an Acoustically Forced Flat Flame
              • Current position: Computer Automation Engineer, Enclosures Direct
              • Clifton Pereira, M.A.Sc. (2012)
                • Thesis: Novel Economical Emission Monotoring Technology for Liquid Storage Tanks (LST)
              • Graham Ballachey, M.A.Sc. (2011)
                • Thesis: Analysis of Blowoff in a Low-swirl Burner: Effect of Burner Geometry and Fuel Composition
                • Current position:  Engineer, Combustion Solutions Inc.
              • Carol Brereton, M.A.Sc. (2010)
                • Thesis: Investigation of Trajectory Statistical Methods for Locating Fugitive Emissions Sources on a Building Scale
                • Current position: Ph.D. Student
              • Yuan Liu, Ph.D. (2010)
                • Thesis: Numerical and Experimental Analyses of Aerosol Deposition in a Novel Standardized Human Nasal Cavity
                • Current position:  Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa
              • James McEwen, M.A.Sc. (2010)
                • Thesis: Soot Emission Factors from Lab-Scale Flares Burning Solution Gas Mixtures
                • Current position:  Design Engineer, AECOM Toronto
              • Michael Karakolis, M.A.Sc. (2010)
                • Thesis: Experimental Analysis of the Fuel Injection System of the Ignition Quality Tester (IQT)
                • Current position:  Design Engineer, Advance Engine Technologies
              • Adam Coderre, M.A.Sc. (2009)
                • Thesis: Spectrally-Resolved Light Absorption Properties of Cooled Soot From a Methane Flame
                • Current position:  Environmental Engineer, Clearstone Engineering Ltd.
              • Chen Yang, M.A.Sc. (2008)
                • Thesis: Sky-scattered Solar Radiation Based Plume Transmissivity Measurements
                • Current position:  Nuclear Safety Engineer, AMEC NSS
              • Brian Crosland, M.A.Sc. (2008)
                • Thesis: An Experimental Characterisation of the Velocities of the Spray Issued from a Pressurised Metered-Dose Inhaler
                • Current position:  Ph.D. Student
              • Andrew Cameron, M.A.Sc. (2008)
                • Thesis: Structure of a Low-Momentum Elevated Jet in a Cross-Flow
                • Current position:  Wind Energy Specialist, Garrad Hassan
              • Scott Wilson, M.A.Sc. (2008)
                • Thesis: Aerosol Deposition Measurements as a Function of Reynolds Number for Turbulent Flow in a Ninety-degree Bend
                • Current position:  Aerospace Engineer, Canadian Military
              • J. Gustavo Strahman, M.A.Sc. (2007)
                • Thesis: Flame Stability of an Ultra-lean Premixed Low-swirl Burner
                • Current position:  Research engineer at National Research Council Institute for Aerospace Research
              • Pervez Canteenwalla, M.A.Sc. (2007)
                • Thesis: Soot Emissions from Turbulent Diffusion Flames Burning Simple Alkane Fuels
                • Current position:  Aerospace engineer Liburdi Engineering Inc.
              • Stephanie Trottier, M.A.Sc. (2006)
                • Thesis: Measurement and Modelling of Soot Formation in Binary Fuel Mixtures
                • Current position:  Research Scientist at Alberta Research Council

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