Ned Djilali is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems Design and Computational Modelling. His research focuses on transport phenomena (fluid flow, heat, mass and charge transport) and energy systems analysis. The applications of this research have ranged from aerodynamics and zero-emission vehicles, to electrochemical energy conversion and the water-energy nexus. Prior to joining UVic, he was staff specialist with the Advanced Aerodynamics Department at Bombardier Inc., where he worked on the design of the Regional Jet. At UVic he has established an internationally recognized laboratory in the areas of thermofluid science, fuel cell technology and energy systems where he has trained many graduates who have become leaders in academia and industry.
Djilali has served as Director of UVic’sInstitute for Integrated Energy Systems and of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and was engaged in several initiatives including the BC Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Industry Strategy and the Hydrogen Highway deployed as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics. He has advised and collaborated with numerous industry partners, organizations and government agencies, including Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Ballard, the BC Climate Action Secretariat, and the Wind Energy Strategic Network on the development and adoption of zero emission energy technologies, and has held visiting professorships at various institutions in Asia, Europe and North-America. Djilali lectures widely on various aspects of sustainable energy systems, has published over 170 peer reviewed journal papers, holds 14 patents, and serves onthe editorial boards of several international journals. He is a Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, and aFellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Canada.