Ali Vakil

Ali Vakil Ph.D., P.Eng.


Dr. Ali Vakil’s expertise is mathematical and computational modelling of complex dynamical systems arising from fluid flow and providing solutions through a combination of analytical and computational fluid dynamics techniques.

He has been at Coanda since 2012, conducting computational/experimental research programs on a wide range of multi-phase flows where heat/mass/momentum transfer requires special attention, modelling and analysis.

Ali obtained an MSc in Applied Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, where his work focused on the mathematical modelling and stability analysis of a fluid-solid system.

He obtained his PhD 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 (one-way Fluid Structure Interaction).

Prior to that, he obtained an MSc from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology, Iran, where he conducted research on the transient phenomenon in hydropower plants transmission lines using the method of characteristics 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 teaches senior-level undergraduate courses