Fluid mechanics, flow visualization, multiphase flows and computational fluid dynamics with applications to industrial problems
Professor
Director, Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC)
Director, Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API)
Director, MEL Green Bio-Products
Office:
CHBE 231
Education
Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), 1999, Docent
University of British Columbia, 1995, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, 1990, M.A.Sc.
University of Toronto, 1987, B.A.Sc.
Research Interests

Fluid mechanics, flow visualization, multiphase flows and computational fluid dynamics with applications to industrial problems.

Current Research Projects

  • Advanced Particle Fractionation Systems (NSERC Strategic Grant, Azko Nobel)
  • The Effect of Embossing Patterns on Flow Imbibition in Porous Media (NSERC CRD with Kruger Products)
  • Production and Characterization of Micro fibrillated Cellulose and Hydrogels (Canfor Pulp Ltd, Catalyst Paper, NSERC CRD with Domtar Corp)
  • Pressure Filtration of Soft Porous-Particle Suspensions (NSERC CRD with Valmet and Akzo Nobel)
  • Silica Removal in Bamboo Pulps (Lee & Man)
  • Modelling of the Heat Transfer in Cyclotron Targets (TRIUMF)
  • Novel Biomaterials from Cellulose (NSERC Green Fibre Network)
Publications
  • A. Madani, D.M. Martinez, I.A. Frigaard & J.A. Olson, ” The stability of spiral Poiseuille flows of Newtonian and Bingham fluids in an annular gap”, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech,193:3-10 (2013)
  • A. Nikbakht, A. Madani, J.A. Olson & D.M. Martinez, “Observation of turbulent transition of a papermaking fibre suspension in Hagen-Poiseuille flow”, Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposium, Cambridge (2013)
  • A. Oko, D.M. Martinez, & A. Swerin, “Infiltration and dimensional scaling of inject droplets in thick isotropic porous media”, Microfluidics & Nanofluidics DOI 10.1007/s10404-013-1313-7 (2013)
  • A. Madani, D.M. Martinez, I.A. Frigaard & J.A. Olson, ” The stability of spiral Poiseuille flows of Newtonian and Bingham fluids in an annular gap”, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech,193:3-10 (2013)
  • S.M. Taghavi, K. Alba, T. Seon, K. Wielage-Burchard, D.M. Martinez, & I.A. Frigaard,” Miscible displacement flows in near-horizontal ducts at low Atwood number”, J. Fluid Mech. 696 175-214 (2012)

Newspaper articles featuring graduate student research:

CHBE 230 Computational Methods
CHBE 251 Transport Phenomena I
CHBE 401 Mechanical Pulping and Papermaking
CHBE 557 Fluid Mechanics
Swedish Paper and Cellulose Engineers Association – SPCI
Pulp and Paper Technical Association (Canada) – PAPTAC
Institute of Applied Mathematics