Associate Director, Professor Mechanical Engineering University of Alberta
Theme 2 Leader: Flaring During Refining and Upgrading: Effects of Air and Steam-Assist on Emissions Control
Larry Kostiuk, PhD, PEng, FCSME, FCAE
Professor Mechanical Engineering
Professor Kostiuk was educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary (BSc – 1983) and the University of Alberta (MSc – 1985), before receiving his PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University (1991). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1991 – 1993) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California before returning to Canada to become an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in 1993. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997, and then to Professor in 2000, all at the University of Alberta. He served as Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2002 – 2012, and since 2015 he has been an Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Alberta.
His research specializations are in chemical reacting flows, combustion (flaring, premixed flame dynamics, and pool fires), pollutant formation and control, thermodynamics, micro- and nano-fluidics (continuum and non-equilibrium molecular dynamic modeling), and energy conversion systems. He has been a Visiting Professor at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Orleans, France (2014 – 2015, 1997, 1996, 1995), Carleton University, Canada (2014), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India (2013), and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2001 – 2002). His research record has resulted in him being named Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2012) and Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (2011). His research group also won the Summit Award for Environment Excellence from Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists of Alberta (2007).