The Advanced Thermofluids and Heat Transfer Research Laboratory (TF-LAB) is a state-of-the-art research laboratory, conducting fundamental and applied research in the areas of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Our mission is to advance the state of energy transport, exchange and conversion technologies to help address the world’s energy challenges.  It is a hub for cutting edge experimental research and has extensive collaborations with international academic and industrial partners.



Dr. Roger Kempers — Director

Dr. Roger Kempers earned his BEng and MASc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.  Prior to joining Lassonde he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) where he led the R&D of advanced thermal management technologies for telecommunications hardware and as Research Engineer at Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Ireland where his activities ranged from fundamental research to technology development, licensing and product integration.  His research interests lie primarily in the area thermal-fluid sciences with a multi-disciplined nature and is geared towards the advancement of heat transport, exchange and conversion technologies to help address the world’s energy challenges.


Dr. Hossam Sadek — Deputy Director

Dr. Hossam Sadek is currently an Assistant Lecturer in Lassonde School of Engineering. He received his Masters and PhD degrees from McMaster University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in 2004 and 2009 respectively. During his Masters and PhD studies, he investigated the effect of high voltages on two phase flow and heat transfer. This included designing an advanced experimental facility to both visualize and obtain quantitative data for tube side convective condensation under the application of high voltage electric fields. In 2010, he won “MITACS Industrial Accelerate PhD Fellowship” and started his research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University. The focus of the research was developing a low-cost, reliable and environmentally friendly thermal electric waste heat recovery system using thermoelectric generators. This was accomplished through numerical and mechanistic modelling and experimental testing.
Dr. Sadek teaching experience include teaching courses such as Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics, Heat transfer, Thermodynamics of energy systems, Mechanical engineering as a profession, Fluid mechanics, and Engineering ethics.
Dr. Sadek is the Graduate attribute lead for Mechanical engineering in Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. His responsibilities include identifying and developing outcomes-based assessment opportunities, strategic plans, and a Faculty level Graduate Attribute Assessment Framework.



Mr. Ahmed El Kholy — PhD Student


Mr. Yehia Ibrahim — Masters Student

Yehia graduated from Ainshams University, one of the best universities in Egypt. He was ranked 3rd amongst 200 students with Excellent+ Honor grade.  Yehia has 3 years of working experience as an HVAC design engineer with different consulting agencies. During that period he worked on different heat transfer applications.  In May 2017, he joined TF-lab as a Masters student under the supervision of Prof. Kempers where he has been working on “Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Additive Manufactured continuous fiber Polymer Composites)

Ms. Menna — PhD Student


Mr. Kapil — PhD Student

Kapil is a PhD Student working under the guidance of Prof. Roger Kempers, and Prof. Paul O’Brien. He has done his masters in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Tech. and Automation) from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Kapil has more than four years of working experience as an Assistant Professor at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, India. He has successfully co-coordinated a faculty development program, organized a national conference, published two book chapters in Springer and Narosa Publishing House, and attended courses in the reputed academic institutions of country. He is also professional in using industry standard professional 3D modelling and analysis software Pro Engineer, Solidworks and Ansys; and hold a KPMG Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Kapil is an EIT under Engineering Intern Financial Credit Program of PEO, PEO File #: 100514635

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Mr. Milad Shakeri Bonab — PhD Student (co-supervised with Prof. Amirfazli)

Milad received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, Iran in 2014. He ranked 3rd among 112 B.Sc. students and was a member of an exceptionally talented students club during his undergraduate studies. Afterwards, he started his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2014. His past research experience was in the improvement of heat transfer by using surface engineering. He joined TF-LAB in December 2017 as a Ph.D. student and his supervisors are Prof. Amirfazli and Dr. Kempers. Milad received the Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) and he is currently working on dropwise condensation heat transfer.


Mr. Mahmoud Rouby — Research Assistant

Mahmoud received his B.Sc degree in Computer and information science, Majoring in Computer Systems, from Ain Shams University, Cairo in 2012. He Joined TF-lab as a research assistant in Feb. 2018, contributing in research activities , helping graduate students with their lab experiments , and providing IT related support and administration.