Ehsan Abbasi Atibeh
Ehsan has joined the NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University under the supervision of Professor Jeff Bergthorson. His Ph.D. research at the Alternative Fuels Laboratory (AFL) was focused on turbulent premixed combustion in the context of fuel flexibility for next-generation low-emission combustors, and their operability and stability with burning alternative renewable fuels and fuel blends. Ehsan was McGill’s lead researcher in the Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) project between McGill University, University of Toronto, and Siemens Canada Limited in premixed turbulent combustion and fuel flexibility. During his Ph.D., Ehsan designed and implemented an experimental apparatus and laser diagnostic techniques and developed image processing tools for detailed velocity field and flame structure measurements in premixed and non-premixed combustion experiments using particle image velocimetry (PIV).
Ehsan’s research at Flarenet falls into Theme 2 and is aimed at developing novel experimental techniques for detailed analysis of air and steam-assisted flares using laser-based diagnostic techniques. These techniques will be used to quantify velocity field, burning rates, mixing characteristics, and flame structure in flares, to characterize the effects of air and steam-assist on emissions control in flaring during refining and upgrading. Ehsan is also teaching Combustion Engines (MEC E 541) at the University of Alberta.
Supervisors: Dr. Larry Kostiuk at Carleton University and Dr. Jason Olfert at the University of Alberta.
Research interests: Premixed and non-premixed combustion, Fuel flexibility, Alternative fuels, Laser diagnostics, Emissions control.
Dr. Ehsan Abbasi Atibeh
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta
10-257 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1H9