portrait of Clara Gomez

Clara Gomez Ph.D.

Director - Engineering Science

clara.gomez@coanda.ca

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.  Through her graduate education, Clara acquired significant expertise on the rheological characterization of complex fluids, scale up and scale down of mixing processes, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for mixing applications involving these types of materials, and experimental validation of CFD simulations through advanced measurements such as particle image velocimetry (PIV).

Since joining Coanda in 2010, Clara has worked on a wide range of projects related to non-Newtonian fluids flow including mixing applications, pipeline transport and process scale up.  Clara has also worked on numerous other research projects focused on mixing, rheology, flocculation, coagulation, fluidization, process engineering amongst many others.

In her role as Director of Engineering Science at Coanda, she is responsible for overseeing our five engineering science discipline teams: Advanced Mathematics & Data Science, Chemical Process Engineering, Advanced Instrumentation & Software, Experimental modeling, and Computational Fluid Dynamics; supporting the delivery of research projects for clients across many industries.

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.