My research interests include parent-child relationships, child development, early childhood education and care, child and family well-being, family relations, various aspects of work-life integration (as well as school-life or school-work-life integration), and the experiences of non-traditional students in formal post-secondary education, in particular mature students and student parents.
At the turn of the 21st century, the environmental protection and climate change mitigation are among our most essential efforts to ensure our survival on the planet. Most development practices have been unsustainable up to now and cannot continue in the same fashion. The atmospheric environment is an important part of the environment we all depend on. At the same time, the atmosphere is so fragile and resource limited. Sustainable development toward the protection of the atmosphere is everyone's responsibility.
2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home and around 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity. My research focus is in the area of applied Thermofluids with particular interest in clean energy and clean water technologies.
Multiphase flow takes place in a wide spectrum of engineering applications such as food production, power generation, water treatment, oil production, water desalination, refrigeration and air conditioning, as well as in carbon capture and sequestration systems. My lab aims at providing reliable solutions for our many industrial problems and new technologies that can make these engineering systems more efficient and sustainable.
Through our studies of chondrocyte signal transduction and osteoarthritis we hope to identify novel approaches for improved treatments of osteoarthritis that will relieve the suffering of Canadians living with osteoarthritis.