Dr. Adam M. Steinberg

Associate Professor
Danial Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Montgomery Knight, Rm. 415
270 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta GA 30313
Phone: 404-894-1130

  Previous Appointments

Associate Professor, University of Toronto, 2016-2017
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, 2011-2016
Research Scientist, German Aerospace Center, 2009-2011


PhD, University of Michigan, 2009
MSE, University of Michigan, 2006
BASc, University of Toronto, 2004

Selected Awards and Distinctions

Canada Research Chair in Turbulent Reacting Flows, Government of Canada
Colloquium Co-Chair (Turbulent Flames), 37th International Symposium on Combustion
Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Research Award, The Combustion Institute
Editorial Board, Combustion and Flame
McCharles Prize for Early Career Research Distinction, University of Toronto
Early Career Research Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
Best Paper Award in Propellants and Combustion, AIAA
Distinguished Paper Award in Turbulent Flames, The Combustion Institute
Best Paper Award in Propellants and Combustion, AIAA

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Sam Grauer
PhD, University of Waterloo
BSc, University of Manitoba
Research Interests: Tomography, Inverse Problems, Bayesian Inference, Combustion Diagnostics
Link to publications:
  Dr. Tim Wabel (at U. Toronto)
PhD, University of Michigan
MSE, University of Michigan
BS, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Turbulent flames; laser diagnostics; gas turbine combustors; thermoacoustic instabilities.
Link to publications:

PhD Students

Askar Kazbekov
MASc, University of Toronto
BASc, University of Toronto
Research Interests: Tomographic PIV; PLIF, turbulent combustion, vorticity dynamics.
  Qiang An (at U. Toronto)
BSc, Beihang University
Research Interests: Swirl flames; lift-off and blowout; hydrodynamic instabilities; laser diagnostics.
  Wing Yin (Penelope) Kwong (at U. Toronto)
MASc, University of Toronto
BASc, University of Toronto
Research Interests: Combustor arrays; flame interactions; blowout; laser diagnostics; thermographic phosphors.
  Ketana Teav (at U. Toronto)
MEng, University of Toronto
BASc, Queen’s University
Research Interests: Filtered Rayleigh scattering; supercritical fluids; turbulent combustion and mixing; quantum mechanics.
  Rahul Vishwanath (at U. Toronto)
MS, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
BS, Aeronautical Society of India
Research Interests: Gas turbine combustors; spray combustion; high pressure combustion; laser diagnostics.

Master’s Students

  Leslie Hsaio
BS, University of California Irvine
Research Interests: Supercritical combustion, oxyfuel combustion, chemiluminescence
  Keishi Kumashiro (at U. Toronto, Co-supervised with Prof. Masa Yano)
BEng, McGill University
Research Interests: Fluid velocimetry; turbulence; experimental methods.
Mitchell Passarelli (at U. Toronto)
BASc, University of Toronto
Research Interests: Thermoacoustic instabilities; gas turbine combustors.
  Christopher Schneider (at U. Toronto)
BASc, University of Alberta
Research Interests: Flame flashback; gas turbine combustors


Askar Kazbekov (MASc, 2018), Benjamin Luymes (MASc, 2018), Sina Kheirkhah (Post-doc), Max Cirtwill (MASc, 2017), Will Richards (MASc, 2018), Pankaj Saini (MASc, 2016), Benjamin Geraedts (MASc, 2015), Sarah Ramji (MASc, 2015), Wing Yin Kwong (MASc, 2014), Vincent Caux-Brisebois (MASc, 2013)