Clara Gomez Ph.D.
Director - Engineering Science
Dr. Clara Gomez obtained her Master of Science and Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) working on experimental and computational modeling applied to mixing of complex non-Newtonian fluids.
Her work was related to industrial mixer designs of unconventional geometry used in pulp and paper manufacturing. As a consequence, Clara acquired significant expertise on the rheological characterization of complex fluids and developing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for mixing applications involving these types of materials.
She worked extensively at validating these simulations using transparent analogue fluids and advanced measurement techniques such as Particle Image Velocimetry at laboratory scale, and residence time distribution tests with real materials at industrial scale.
Since joining Coanda in 2010, Clara has worked on a wide range of projects related to non-Newtonian fluids flow and mixing applications.
Clara is also President of the North American Mixing Forum (NAMF); an active academic and industrial group that promotes scholarship, research and education in the field of mixing; where she serves in the research and education committees.