Prof. Ali Dolatabadi, Associate Director

PhD, P.Eng., FCSME

Research Areas: Multiphase flows and sprays, heat transfer and phase change, CFD, suspension thermal spray processes, cold spray additive manufacturing, aerosol deposition, superhydrophobic, icephobic, and slippery coatings.

Tel: 416-978-4631

Office: BA8252




Ali Dolatabadi is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received a BASc from University of Science and Technology, MASc from University of Tehran, and PhD from the University of Toronto (2002). Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he was a Tier 1 Concordia University Research Chair in Multiphase Flow and Thermal Spray. He is the founder and co-director of the Thermal Spray and Surface Engineering (TSSE) Research Centre at Concordia University. Dr. Dolatabadi has established research collaborations with a number of industry partners including Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, Siemens, and Rolls-Royce.

Dr. Dolatabadi’s research on multiphase flows develops fundamental understanding of sprays for thermal spray processes, and of droplet dynamics, heat transfer and phase change for development and characterization of novel functional coatings. His research group has developed electro-catalytically active electrodes for hydrogen evolution, micro filtration membranes, superhydrophobic, icephobic, and slippery coatings.

Dr. Dolatabadi is the recipient of Young Research Achievement Award and member of Provost’s Circle of Distinction, Concordia University. He has received multiple awards for excellence in teaching, including the President’s Award in 2018. He served as a member and co-chair of the NSERC-DG evaluation group, mechanical engineering (2016-2019) and also CRIAQ/CARIC Scientific evaluation committee (2018-2021). He was elected the President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) from 2014 to 2016. Currently, he is the President of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).