Space Experiments Related Results and Microgravity Programs Underway
Dr. Ziad Saghir
Dept of Mechanical Eng , Ryerson University
Prof Ziad Saghir enjoyed 4 conducting interdisciplinary research starting with the space program and recently, for the past five years, with the petroleum department at the U.A.E university. He is fascinated with the degree of complexity related to the presence of highly non-Newtonian highly viscous oil in a porous media. Finally, He recently initiated research on computational and control aspects of aeronautical design with Dassault Aviation in France. At Ryerson University he is involved in different space experiments from unmanned satellite such as FOTON to the International Space Station. Just now his experiment with his colleagues from Belgium, France, Russia, Germany which was activated in October 2011, will be repeated in 2013 again using Space Optical Diagnostics facility SODI.
Prof Ziad Saghir has published over 124 papers in well recognized journals. His research interests include fluid dynamics, material science, thermal science and microgravity heat mass transfer, and petroleum engineering.
The challenging environment of the Canadian space agency gave Prof Ziad Saghir the opportunity to excel in different aspect of research related to microgravity sciences. Fluids in space behave differently than in the ground due to the lack of gravity and the importance of the surface forces which is ignored on earth. He has conducted research in the area of multiphase flow, capillary flow, heat and mass transfer during multiphase flow and different other aspects of fluid flow fundamentals.