Plenary & Keynote Speakers

11th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer (FFHMT 2024)



We are pleased to announce the plenary and keynote speakers for the 11th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer :



Dr. Javad Mostaghimi

Dr. Javad Mostaghimi
University of Toronto, Canada
Plenary Speaker

Dr. Javad Mostaghimi is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and the director of the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT). Before joining the University of Toronto in 1990, he held positions at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueil, Quebec, and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec.
His main research interests are the study of thermal spray coatings, including superhydrophobic coatings, thermal barriers, corrosion and wear-resistant coatings. He has performed comprehensive studies on the flow, temperature, and electromagnetic fields within arcs and RF inductively coupled plasmas. Professor Mostaghimi has done extensive simulations of the dynamics of droplet impact and solidification in thermal spray processes, and design of novel DC and RF plasma torches.
Professor Mostaghimi is elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada. He has the rank of Fellow of the following professional societies: RSC, ASME, ASM, CSME, EIC, AAAS, IUPAC.

Topic of Keynote: A Conical Radio-Frequency Inductively Coupled Plasma (RF-ICP) Source with applications in Materials Processing and Elemental Analysis
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Jules Thibault

Dr. Jules Thibault
University of Ottawa, Canada
Plenary Speaker

Jules Thibault obtained his bachelor of chemical engineering at the Royal Military College in 1973. He later obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in 1978 where he worked on the topic of heat transfer in nuclear reactors.
Following his PhD Professor Thibault spent four years in the Canadian Armed Forces, including two six-month postings to Egypt and Cyprus with the United Nations. From 1981 to 1984, he taught in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Royal military College, after which time he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of Laval University. In 2000, he moved to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in biochemical engineering, and process simulation, control and optimization.

Topic of Keynote: Evaluating Membrane Properties: An Insight into the Time-Lag Method and Influencing Factors
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Marilyn Lightstone

Dr. Marilyn Lightstone
Mc Master University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Marilyn Lightstone is a Professor and former Chair of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. She is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario. In 2013, Marilyn was appointed as the first female Chair in the history of the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University and was reappointed for a 2nd five-year term in 2018. She was previously Associate Chair (Undergraduate) in Mechanical Engineering. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and is an award-winning teacher at McMaster University.
Marilyn served as the Director and Executive Officer of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada and as a conference co-chair. She was Chair of the eSim Conference which is an international conference for building simulation in 2016. She was the National Fluids Examiner for the PEO for 2007-2010 and was Vice-Chair Graduate Attributes for the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board in 2017. She was a member of the NSERC Grant Selection Committee for 2008-2011 and co-chaired that committee in 2010-11. She also was a member of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR – French National Research Agency) Grant Selection Committee with review meetings held in Paris in 2012 and 2015. She was also a member of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) as the Canadian Representative to the General Assembly of the IUTAM (2017-2021) and was a member of the IUTAM Diversity Working Group in 2021.

Topic of Keynote: The Role of Heat Pumps in Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in Canada’s Existing Building Stock
Keynote Abstract


Dr. Farhad Ein-Mozaffari

Dr. Farhad Ein-Mozaffari
Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Farhad Ein-Mozaffari received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University. Dr. Ein-Mozaffari is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada. His research interests are mixing, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), flow visualization (e.g., tomography and ultrasonic velocimetry), multiphase flow, non-Newtonian fluid flow, hydrodynamics of bioreactors, Scale-up of chemical processes, discrete element modeling (DEM), CFD-DEM coupling, and powder blending. He has published more than 380 refereed journal papers, book chapters, conference papers, and industry-university technical reports. Dr. Ein-Mozaffari has supervised/co-supervised more than 59 PhD and MASc students, PDF, and research associates. He has been awarded various reputable research grants such as NSERC DG, NSERC RTI, NSERC CRD, NSERC Alliance, New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration, NSERC ENGAGE, CFI, Mitacs, Connect Canada, and OCE. Dr. Ein-Mozaffari has collaborated with numerous companies such as Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Apotex, Sanofi Pasteur, Cosmetica Laboratories Inc., Baffinland Iron Mines, CSRplus, Hayward Gordon, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., and Imasco Minerals Incorporation. He is the editor and a member of the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Ein-Mozaffari is the recipient of several awards including Dean’s Research Award, Dean’s Service Award, and YSGS Outstanding Contribution to the Graduate Education Award.

Topic of Keynote: Investigation of Gas Dispersion in Non-Newtonian Fluids with Coaxial Mixers
Keynote Abstract


Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $300 CAD registration
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
The accompany person fee is only for spouses and/or children. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a $250 CAD registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference