Associate Professor in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo
Prof. Kyle Daun is an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Prof. Daun’s research interests are in laser-based combustion diagnostics, heat transfer, and inverse analysis. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin. Subsequently, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and then a Research Officer at the NRC, where he developed novel laser-based diagnostics for combustion, including laser-induced incandescence (LII) and line-of-sight attenuation (LOSA) flame tomography. In 2007 Prof. Daun joined the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in 2013. Prof. Daun’s research focuses on Bayesian techniques for inferring the properties of aerosolized nanoparticles from LII and multi-angle elastic light scattering (MAELS) data, and reconstructing species concentration distributions through LOSA tomography. During his research career Prof. Daun has disseminated his research in over 50 papers in top engineering and scientific journals, along with a number of book chapters and invited keynote lectures. In 2010 Prof. Daun received the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) Young Scientist Award, which recognizes the top international researcher in thermal radiation under 36 years of age. He is also a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Mercator Fellow through the German Research Foundation (DFG); these awards support long-term research collaborations with the University of Duisburg Essen and the Friedrich Alexander University Nurnberg-Erlangen focused on developing laser-based nanoparticle diagnostics.