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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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Dr. Kamiel Gabriel

BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, PEng

Professor (Emeritus)
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact information

 2000 Simcoe Street North
   Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
   Office: ACE 3025

 905.721.8668 ext. 5712
 905.721.3370 (fax)


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  • Boiling and two-phase flows
  •  Energy conservation
  •  Fluid physics and heat transfer at reduced gravity (microgravity space sciences)
  •  Heat-recovery systems
  •  and Thermofluids in power plants.
MBA, Centre for International Business Studies
University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 2001

Diploma Space Sciences
International Space University, France, 1990

PhD in Mechanical Engineering
University of Manitoba, Canada, 1987

MSc in Mechanical Engineering
University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1982

BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1977

Design Projects (senior classes)

Fluid Mechanics (undergraduate level)

Oral and Written Communications (undergraduate level)

Thermodynamics (undergraduate level)

Heat Transfer (undergraduate and graduate levels)

Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (graduate level)

Selected Topics in Transport Processes (graduate level)

  • Received the Distinguished Graduate Supervisor Award, University of Saskatchewan , May 2003;
  • Received a Citation and a medal from the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, U.K., for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in the field of Space Science;
  • Listed in the “International Who is Who” book series of the ”Most Outstanding Scientists,” International Biographical Center, Cambridge, U.K;
  • Recipient of the 1994 SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award;
  • Recipient of the 1991 SAE Ralph Teetor Educational Award (Aerospace);
  • Recipient of a full Fellowship from the Canadian Foundation of the International Space University (CFISU), 1990; and
  • Placed on the short list of the Canadian Astronauts during the 1992 National Competition (5,300 applications in total).
  • Gabriel, K.S., “Microgravity Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer,” Springer, 2007.
  • Gabriel, K.S., “Microscale and Microgravity Flows, Multiphase Flow Handbook, Chapter 11, CRC Press, 2005.
  • Gabriel, K.S., “Pumped Two-Phase Flow Loops”, Satellite Thermal Control Handbook, Aerospace Corporation, California, 2002
  • Wang, Z., Gabriel, K.S., and Zhu, Z., 2005. A Model of Interfacial Waves in Annular Two-Phase Flow at Different Gravity Levels, Microgravity sci. technol., XVI-I, pp. 259-263;
  • Wang, Z. and Gabriel, K.S., 2005. The Influence of Film Structure on the Interfacial Friction in Annular Two-Phase Flow under Microgravity and Normal Gravity Conditions. Microgravity sci. technol., XVI-I, pp.264-268;
  • Zhao, J.F., and Gabriel, K.S., 2004. Two-Phase Flow Patterns in a 90° Bend at Microgravity; Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 206-211;
  • Farris , S.C. , Bugg, J.D. and Gabriel, K.S., 2004. The Motion of Bubbles in a Sinsuoidally Oscillating Liquid in Microgravity, Microgravity sci. technol., XV/3, pp. 28-35;
  • Wang, Z., Gabriel, K.S., and Zhu, Z., 2004. The Effects of Gravity on the Features of the Interfacial Waves in Annular Two-Phase Flow, Microgravity sci. technol., XV/3, pp.19-27;
  • Wang, Z., Gabriel, K.S., and Manz, D.L., 2004. The Influences of Wave Height on the Interfacial Friction in Annular Gas-Liquid Flow under Normal and Microgravity Conditions, Int. J. Multiphase Flow, Vol. 30/10, pp. 1193-1211;
  • MacGillivray, R. and Gabriel, K.S., 2003. A Study of Annular Flow Characteristics in Microgravity and Hypergravity Conditions, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 53, pp. 289-297;
  • deJong, P. and Gabriel, K.S., 2003. A Preliminary Study of Two-Phase Annular Flow at Microgravity; Experimental Data of Film Thickness, Int. J. Multiphase Flow, Vol. 29, pp. 1203-1220;
  • Ryan MacGillivray and Gabriel, K.S., 2002. Annular Flow Film Characteristics in Variable Gravity, “ Microgravity Transport Processes in Fluid, Thermal, Biological, and Material Sciences,” Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., Vol. 974, pp.306-315; and
  • H. Ohta, Baba, A., and Gabriel, K.S., 2002. Review of Existing Research on Microgravity Boiling and Two-Phase Flow: Future Experiments on the International Space Station, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., Vol. 974, pp.410-427.