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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Bluff Body Aerodynamics

The emerging mobility systems such as electric and autonomous vehicles have made bluff body aerodynamics relevant again. For example, electric and fuel cell vehicles are still powered by low-density energy sources, and drag reduction, a relatively cost-effective means of improving fuel efficiency in road vehicles, can significantly improve their long-range capabilities. Furthermore, the design of future autonomous vehicles is not settled, and bluff body aerodynamics has a significant role to play and contribute.

In view of the above, my long-term goal in this field is to develop cost-effective drag-reduction devices and strategies for these emerging vehicles. However, this can only be done with a better physical understanding of ground vehicle aerodynamics: complex three-dimensional flows with turbulence. This is necessary to facilitate the development of strategies for vehicle design engineers to reduce drag in future vehicles. My research group focuses on obtaining comprehensive, high-quality experimental data on the aerodynamics of complex bluff bodies and simplified road vehicle models. The experimental work is complemented by computational fluid dynamics studies, using the Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes models as well as Detached Eddy Simulations