Yvan Maciel, Eng., Ph.D.

Research interests

Fluid dynamics, experimental fluid dynamics, turbulence, aerodynamics, hemodynamics (biofluid dynamics).


B.Eng., Honours, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 1989
M.Sc., aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 1990
Doctorate, École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace, Toulouse, France, 1994
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laval University, 1995



My principal expertise is in fluid dynamics and particularly in the fields of turbulence and aerodynamics. My research topics are related to engineering problems, especially in aeronautics and energetics, or biomedical problems. The current topics can be divided into two categories. The first one includes the study of various turbulent flows of interest for industrial applications: pressure-gradient boundary layers, such as around vehicles, and flows in hydraulic turbines. Secondly, I am interested in the flow through valve substitutes of the human heart in order to avoid the long-term health problems that might be caused by these substitutes.

My research aims primarily at achieving a deeper understanding of the flows mentioned above. My research on boundary layers consists of long-term fundamental studies. My other works contribute or will contribute more quickly, for example to improve tools for modeling flows within turbines or solving cardiovascular problems.


Contact info

Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot
1065, av. de la Médecine
Mechanical Engineering Department
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6 

Téléphone :       418 656-7967
Télécopieur :     418 656-7415
Courriel :           Yvan.Maciel@gmc.ulaval.ca