ISIMet 2
Keynote speaker - Forum 7

David S. Nobes
University of Alberta, Canada

David S. Nobes is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. His research into the development of photonic-based measurement systems has been used in a variety of areas including macro-scale turbulent flow, microfluidics, optical strain measurement of orthodontic devices and optical analysis of truck tires. This work includes the development of the measurement systems [Doppler global velocimetry (DGV), PIV, PTV, plenoptic PTV, PLIF, temperature PLIF], their analysis [calibration, uncertainty], development of major components [fiber bundle imaging, iodine cells, image splitters] in the design of facilities to develop the phenomenon under investigation [wind tunnels, combustion systems, sprays, turbulent jets, low pressure cells, micro-fluidics, mechanical loading frames]. He has a PhD from the University of Adelaide, Australia which investigated the effects of mixing on turbulent combustion and has completed post-doctoral work developing photonic techniques at Cranfield University, UK. This academic work is coupled with extensive design and research work in different areas of industry including manufacturing, oil and gas and mining.