Wagdi G. Habashi

McGill University

Wagdi Habashi is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of McGill University and directs its Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He has held 3 successive 5-year NSERC Industrial Research Chairs with Bombardier (aircraft), Bell (helicopters), CAE (flight simulators), Lockheed Martin (hypersonic civil transport) and Silicon Graphics (supercomputing). Professor Habashi holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Cornell and has a lifetime of international collaboration with Aerospace OEMs, with close to500 publications at least one-third of them jointly with industrial partners. Dr. Habashi established Newmerical Technologies International Inc. (NTI); the developer of the FENSAP-ICE 3D In-Flight Icing Simulation System used in 30 countries. NTI’s assets were acquired by ANSYS in 2015 to boost its icing simulation capabilities. Following this, Professor Habashi created CERTIF-ICE Inc., a one-stop shop for all aspects of in-flight icing certification. CERTIF-ICE successfully conductedin Canada the natural icing campaigns of COMAC’s ARJ21 (Regional Jet) and AVIC’s Y-12F (Turboprop). Habashi is a Knight of the Order of Québec, a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Pratt & Whitney Canada. He is the recipient of a number of scientific and industrial awards.