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David Sumner DEC, BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng Professor Mechanical Engineering

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
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A9

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/