Petr Nikrityuk, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-5267
12-261 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Transport Phenomena - Fluid dynamics/ mass and heat transfer Energy Energy and Heat Storage Reaction engineering and catalysis


Petr Nikrityuk studied mechanical engineering at the Moscow Aviation Institute-MAI (State University of Aerospace Technologies, Russia) , where he obtained his Mech. Eng. Diploma and Ph.D. Degree on the topic of mathematical modelling of thermal processes. He holds a Habilitation Degree from TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany) on the topic of computational thermo-fluid dynamics in material science and engineering.

In 2001 he relocated from Russia to Germany, joining AEA Technology GmbH as a software development engineer in the field of computational fluid dynamics. After a year he took a postdoctoral fellow position at the Institute for Aerospace Engineering, Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Before taking his current position at the University of Alberta, Petr Nikrityuk was the head of the research group 'Interphase Phenomena' within the Center for Innovation Competence VIRTUHCON (Virtual High Temperature Conversion) at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Petr Nikrityuk is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and German Association of University Professors and Lecturers.


  • Numerical modelling and simulation of particulate flows taking into account the heat and mass transfer between particles and fluid (CFD+DEM): development of subgrid models for Euler-Lagrange modellingchemically reacting particles.
  • CFD-based simulations of processes related to heat- and energy-storage systems and energy-conversion devices (fixed bed systems).
  • Macroscale and microscale numerical modelling of phase change phenomena under the influence of convection: binary metal alloys and heat storage materials, the influence of turbulence on the heat and mass transfer during phase change, interface tracking algorithms.
  • Benchmarking and experimental validation of numerical models referring to immersed boundary methods

Keywords: CFD, DEM, RANS, DNS, MHD, heat and mass transfer in multiphase flows, energy storage and conversion, gasification and combustion 


CH E 374 - Computational Methods in Engineering

Formulation and solution of chemical and materials engineering problems; solution of systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; numerical interpolation, differentiation and integration; numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Prerequisites: ENCMP 100 (or equivalent). MATH 102, 201 and 209.

CH E 674 - Numerical Solutions of Engineering Problems

Numerical solutions of engineering problems using linear and nonlinear sets of equations, ordinary and partial differential equations.

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