David Nobes, PhD, PEng

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Assoc. Dean, Undergrad MechENG, Faculty of Engineering - Deans Office


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
(780) 492-7031
10-281 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Assoc. Dean, Undergrad MechENG, Faculty of Engineering - Deans Office


Area of Study / Keywords

Engineering Department Executive Fluid Mechanics Nano Fluidics Turbulent Flows Multiphase Flows Energy And Environment Sensors Renewable Energy Combustion Department Executive



  • BE: University of Adelaide (Australia)
  • PhD: University of Adelaide (Australia)



J1.              Sabbagh, R., Ansari, S., and Nobes, D.S. (2020) “An imaging approach for in-situ measurement of refractive index of a porous medium”, Journal of Visualization, (Accepted, 5th May 2020)

J2.              Ansari, S., and Nobes, D.S. (2020) “Interaction of loosely packed bubbly flow passing through a pore space”, Journal of Visualization, (Accepted, 8th April 2020)

J3.              Bukharin N., El Hassan M., Nobes D. and Omelyanyuk M. “Reducing energy consumption during bitumen separation from oil sand” Energy Reports 6, 206-213 (2020) (22 November 2019)

J4.              Sabbagh, R., Kazemi, M., Soltani, H, and Nobes, D.S. (2020) Micro and macro scale measurement of flow velocity in porous media: a shadow imaging approach for 2D and 3D, Opitcs, Special Issue "Optical Diagnostics in Engineering", (Accepted, 18th Feb 2020)

J5.              Mostafa, K.G., Arshad, M., Ullah, A., Nobes, D.S. and Qureshi, A.J. (2020) Concurrent Modelling and Experimental Investigation of Material Properties and Geometries Produced by Projection Microstereolithography, Polymers, (Accepted, 23 January 2020)

J6.              Kazemi, M., Elliott, J.A.W. and Nobes, D.S. (2020) Three-dimensional reconstruction of evaporation-induced instabilities using volumetric scanning particle image velocimetry, Opitcs, Special Issue "Optical Diagnostics in Engineering", (Accepted, 26 December 2019)

J7.              Zhalmuratova, D., La, T-G, Yu, K.T.T., Szojka, A.R.A., Andrews, S.H.J., Adesida, A.B., Kim, C., Nobes, D.S., Freed, D.H., and Chung, H.J. (2019) Mimicking “J-Shaped” and Anisotropic Stress–Strain Behavior of Human and Porcine Aorta by Fabric-Reinforced Elastomer Composites, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2019XXXXXXXXXX-XXX Publication Date: August 29, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b10524

J8.              Kinsale, L.K., Kazemi, M., Elliott, J.A.W. and Nobes, D.S. (2018) Transportation and Deposition of Spherical and Irregularly Shaped Particles Flowing Through a Porous Network into a Narrow Slot, Exp Therm Fluid Sci, Vol 109, 109894(Accepted, 9th Aug 2019)

J9.              Ansari, S., Sabbagh, R., Yusuf, Y. and Nobes, D.S. (2019) The Role of Emulsions in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Oil Production Process: A Review, SPE Journal, (Accepted, 9th Aug 2019)

J10.          Yusuf, Y., Sabbagh, R. and Nobes, D.S. (2019) Semi-empirical pressure loss model for Viscous flow through high aspect ratio rectangular orifices, Physics of Fluids, 31(7), pp. 073603 (Accepted, 28th June 2019) (14 pages)

J11.          Hatami, S., White, C.W., Ondrus, M., Qi, X., Buchko, M., Himmat, S., Lin, L., Cameron, K., Nobes, D., Chung, H.J. and Nagendran, J., (2019) Normothermic Ex Situ Heart Perfusion in Working Mode: Assessment of Cardiac Function and Metabolism. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), (143), p.e58430.

J12.          Ansari, S., Yusuf, Y., Sabbagh, R., and Nobes, D. S. (2019). Determining the pressure distribution of a multi-phase flow through a pore space using velocity measurement and shape analysis. Measurement Science and Technology, Vol 30 (5),

J13.          Wang, H., Nobes, D.S. and Vehring, R. (2019) Particle surface roughness improves colloidal stability of pressurized pharmaceutical suspensions. Pharmaceutical Research, 36(3), 43. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11095-019-2572-0 (17 pages)

J14.          Liu, H., Fan, C.C., Nobes, D.S. and He, Y.L. (2019) Heat Transfer and Flow Characteristics in a Rectangular Channel with Combined Delta Winglet Inserts, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol 134, pages 149-165 (17 pages)

J15.          Kazemi, M., Nobes, D.S. and Elliott, J.A.W. (2018) Investigation of the phenomena occurring near the liquid-vapor interface during evaporation of water at low pressures, Physical Review Fluids. 3(12), p.124001

J16.          Kazemi, M., Elliott, J.A.W. and Nobes, D.S. (2018) The influence of container geometry and thermal conductivity on evaporation of water at low pressures. Scientific Reports, 8(1), p.15121 (7 pages)

J17.          Soltani, H, Sabbagh, R., and Nobes D.S. (2018) The Passage of Bubbles Rising Through a Confining Rectangular Geometry, Physics of Fluids, 30(10), p.103302 (14 pages)

J18.          Wang H, Tan P, Barona D, Li G, Hoe S, Lechuga-Ballesteros D, Nobes D.S., Vehring R. (2018) Characterization of the Suspension Stability of Pharmaceuticals Using a Shadowgraphic Imaging Method. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 548:128-38.

J19.          Agrawal Y.K., Sabbagh, R., Sanders R.S., and Nobes, D.S. (2018) Measuring the Refractive Index, Density, Viscosity, pH, and Surface Tension of Potassium Thiocyanate (KSCN) Solutions for Refractive Index Matching in Flow Experiments, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 63(5), pp.1275-1285.

J20Villacres, J., Nobes, D.S. and Ayranci, C., (2018) Additive manufacturing of shape memory polymers: effects of print orientation and infill percentage on mechanical properties. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 24(4), pp.744-751.