Group of Professor Seyed Mohammad Taghavi

Regular member

Manager training

  • Ph.D. (2008-2011), Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia

Laboratory name

Research laboratory on complex fluids with applications in energy and the environment

Affiliation Department

Department of Chemical Engineering

Granting organization(s)

  • Quebec Research Fund – Nature and Technologies (FRQ-NT)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC)
  • MITACS Inc.

What does the laboratory do

The laboratory focuses on research in the field of complex fluids to solve industrial problems using analytical, experimental and computational techniques to obtain a better understanding. We are particularly interested in the challenges presented by multiphase flows, non-Newtonian flows, suspension flows, polymer flows, micro, nano and biofluidics as well as interdisciplinary applications in fluid dynamics.


  • Fluid mechanics
  • Microfluidics
  • Modelization
  • Non-Newtonian fluids
  • Hydrodynamic stability

Service(s) offered in research and development (R&D)

  • Analytical and experimental studies of the effects of different parameters on volumetric flow.
  • Analytical and experimental studies of nanofiber formation
  • Analytical studies of hydrodynamic stability

Industrial research collaborations

  • Schlumberger: Modeling the effects of asphaltene precipitation on water/oil emulsion stabilization under turbulent flow conditions
  • Husky: Modeling injections in molding systems
  • Trican: Fluid displacement in the cementing process
  • Alcoa: Instability analyzes of the Hall-Heroult process.

Contact details

Département de génie chimique
Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins
Université Laval
1065, avenue de la Médecine, bureau 3566
Québec QC Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418-656-2131 poste 402634