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David Sumner D.E.C., B.Eng., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor Mechanical

Originally from Montreal, I have been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan since 1999. My main research interests are in bluff-body aerodynamics and experimental fluid mechanics. Most of my research is fundamental in nature rather than applied, and I supervise a small team of four to five graduate students. Using the traditional blackboard and coloured chalk, I teach courses in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, and thermodynamics. In the past, I have served as our department’s undergraduate program chair and graduate program chair, and have been the accreditation lead for our mechanical engineering program.

Room 2B31 Engineering Building

Research Area(s)

  • Bluff-body aerodynamics
  • Experimental fluid mechanics
  • Fluid-structure interactions

Research Group(s)

Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Sciences and Energy


For up-to-date information on research, teaching, publications, and graduate students, please visit my personal website: https://davidrobertsumner.wordpress.com/

Click here to access my Fluid Mechanics Links page: https://fluidmechanicslinks.wordpress.com/