Professor Pierre E. Sullivan

PhD, P.Eng., FCSME

University of Toronto
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
5 King’s College Rd
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5S 3G8

Office: Mechanical Engineering Building, Room MC225
Phone: (416) 978-3110


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Professor Pierre Sullivan’s research interests span flow phenomena, energy conservation and micro-scale electrohydrodynamics. His work has examined novel physical insight into the area of micro-scale jets and electrowetting on dielectric droplet motion. In aerodynamic control, was initiated with acoustic control leading to the current work installing synthetic jets directly onto the wing. This work is focused on low-speed (1-5 kW) wind turbines and micro-air vehicles. This work has included difficult near-wall measurements, flow visualization and careful analysis to describe the actions of the two control mechanisms.

Professor Sullivan was named fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) in 2012. He completed his BSME and MSME from Clarkson University in 1988 and 1991 respectively, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in 1995. He is an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering (June 2017-2020).