Led by Associate Professor Roger Kempers, the Thermofluids Research Laboratory at York University is a leading research facility in the areas of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.

TF-LAB works with industry partners from, among others, the automotive, energy, and healthcare sectors, to research and develop knowledge and technology that will help futureproof Canadian industries.

Under the leadership of Dr. Kempers, TF-LAB has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from national, provincial and university funding bodies.

The Thermofluids Research Laboratory at York University is a state-of-the-art research lab, 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 through the development of improved understanding, novel research, experimentation, and invention. Thermofluids Research Lab is a hub for cutting-edge experimental research and has extensive collaborations with international academic and industrial partners. As part of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, the Thermofluids Research Laboratory delivers applied solutions to real-world problems.


TF-LAB conducts research in thermal-fluid sciences.  Projects are generally multi-disciplined in nature, geared towards the advancement of heat transport, exchange and conversion technologies to help address the world’s energy challenges.
    Fundamental and Applied Two-Phase Flow & Heat Transfer Thermal Energy Transport, Exchange, & Conversion Technology Development Advanced Cooling of Electronic Devices & Systems High Performance Thermal and Electrical Interface Materials Thermal Materials Characterization Additive Manufacturing of Composite Materials for Heat Transfer Applications

The Thermofluids Research Lab regularly takes on graduate students for Masters, PhD, and postdoctoral opportunities.

We are currently looking for students who have specialized in the area of thermofluids to work on Master’s projects.

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