Ali Vakil

Ali Vakil Ph.D., P.Eng.


Dr. Ali Vakil’s expertise is the mathematical modelling of complex dynamical systems and providing solutions through theoretical approaches and computational fluid dynamics analysis.

He has been at Coanda since 2012, conducting theoretical/computational research on systems with heat/mass/momentum transfer. Ali obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, where his work focused on the mathematical modelling and stability analysis of a multi-phase system—the interaction of an erodible bed with a turbulent underlying flow.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department at UBC, working on three dimensional modelling of multiphase flows relevant to the pulp and paper industry and was involved in development of computer codes to simulate the motion of flexible objects in flow fields.

Prior to that, he obtained a Master of Science degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and he conducted research on the transient phenomenon in hydropower plants transmission lines using a computational approach.

Dr. Vakil is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC, Vancouver campus, where he co-supervises graduate students and teach senior-level undergraduate courses.