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Meet our Network

With over 40 members across the faculties of Science, Engineering, Arts and Business, we are discovering the future of Aerospace

Dr. Craig Johansen

Dr. Craig Johansen

Co-founder and current director of the University of Calgary Aerospace Network.

Dr. Johansen completed his PhD at Queen's University in 2009 on the study of explosions and pulse detonation engine technology. He later worked at the NASA Langley Research Center on high-speed aerodynamics and propulsion using laser diagnostics. In 2011, he joined the University of Calgary to create the Aero-Core Group, which includes three laboratories on CFD, non-intrusive diagnostics and propulsion. Dr. Johansen enjoys undertaking challenging aerospace projects that inspire young engineers.

He is a winner of the Killam Emerging Research Leader award.

Active collaborations include Atlantis Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC).

Dr. Artem Korobenko

Dr. Artem Korobenko

Co-founder of the University of Calgary Aerospace Network. 

He also leads the Computational Fluids and Structural Mechanics Group (CFSM). Current research topics include fluid-structure interaction (FSI), dynamically-data-driven simulations (DDDS), damage modelling in aerospace composite structures, atmospheric flow modelling over complex terrains, numerical modeling of wind turbine and hydrokinetic turbine farms, cavitation flows around propellers and numerical modelling of high-speed compressible reactive flows. In collaboration with academic partners, his group has developed an in-house code suitable for large-scale computations that combines recent developments in stabilized finite element methods for fluid mechanics and advanced geometry modeling techniques based on isogeometric analysis (IGA). The challenges associated with large problem size, complex nonlinear geometrical and material models, highly turbulent flow and complicated multi-physics coupling are addressed by these new simulation tools.

Current Members


Usman Alim

Science, Computer Science

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Leonid Belostotski

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Jeffrey Boyd

Science, Computer Science

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Elena Braverman

Science, Applied Mathematics

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Jonathan Burchill

Science, Physics

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Chris Cully

Science, Physics

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Alexandre de Barros

Engineering, Civil

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Jorg Denzinger

Science, Computer Science

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Phil Egberts

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Naser El-Sheimy

Engineering, Geomatics

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Salvatore Federico

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Yang Gao

Engineering, Geomatics

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Marina Gavrilova

Science, Computer Science

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Fadhel Ghannouchi

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Peter Goldsmith

Engineer, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Mohamed Helaoui

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Chris Hugenholtz

Arts, Geography

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Craig Johansen

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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David Knudsen

Science, Physics

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Artem Korobenko

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Jihyun Lee

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Henry Leung

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Chris Macnab

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Robert Martinuzzi

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Frank Maurer

Science, Computer Science

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Abdulmajeed Mohamad

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Chris Morton

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Kartik Murari

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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John Neilsen

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Kyle O'Keefe

Engineering, Geomatics

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Alex Ramirez-Serrano

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Paul Rogers

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Faramarz Samavati

Science, Computer Science

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Robert Schulz

Haskayne School of Business

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Mozhdeh Shahbazi

Engineering, Geomatics

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Susan Skone

Engineering, Geomatics

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Mario Sousa

Science, Computer Science

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Qaio Sun

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Joanna Wong

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Svetlana Yanushkevich

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

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Paul Ziade

Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing

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Yuriy Zinchenko

Science, Mathematics

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