Professional Summary

Appointments

2013 – present
Professor
University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

2016 – 2017
Interim Vice Dean of Research

2015 – 2016
Associate Chair of Research

David Sinton PhD, PEng, FCSME, FASME, FEIC, FAAAS
Professor
Canada Research Chair                                                               

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering - sintonlab.mie.utoronto.ca
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | University of Toronto
5 King’s College Rd. | Toronto | Ontario | M5S 3G8 | Office: MC 226
sinton@mie.utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-978-1623

2012 – 2015
Director of the U of T Institute for Sustainable Energy

2011 – 2013
Associate Professor
University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

2008 – 2011
Associate Professor
University of Victoria, Department of Mechanical Engineering

2009 – 2010
Visiting Associate Professor
Cornell University, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2003 – 2008
Assistant Professor
University of Victoria, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Awards and Honours

2018 – Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS)
2016 – NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow
2016 – Canada Research Chair (Tier I)
2015 – Member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada
2015 – Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC)
2013 – McLean Senior Fellow
2013 – Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (FASME)
2012 –Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (FCSME)
2009 – Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
2008 – Class of 7T6 Early Career Achievement Alumni Award
2007 – Faculty of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching (U. Victoria)
2006 – CMC Microsystems Douglas R. Colton Award
2006 – CSME I. W. Smith Award 

Publications and Citations

Publication list is available here.
Citation metrics are available here.

Education:

2003 – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
2000 – M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
1998 – B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto


Bio

David Sinton is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and Energy at the University of Toronto. He is currently an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow, before which he was the Associate Chair of Research in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, as well as the Interim Vice-Dean of research in the Faculty of Applied Science. He is a co-founder and the CTO of Interface Fluidics Ltd, a start-up focused on improving the environmental and economic performance of current energy operations. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinton was an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Victoria, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University.
He received a BASc from the University of Toronto, MEng from McGill University and PhD from University of Toronto. Dr. Sinton’s research interests are in fluidics and energy. This research involves the study and application of small scale fluid mechanics (microfluidics, nanofluidics, and optofluidics) for use in energy systems and analysis.  He serves on the Advisory Board of the journal Lab-on-a-Chip.
He became a Fellow of the CSME in 2012, a Fellow of the ASME in 2013, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2015, the University of Toronto McLean Senior Fellow in 2013, an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow in 2016, a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada in 2015, and a Fellow of the AAAS in 2018 for “distinguished contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, particularly in developing microfluidic methods for applications in energy and the environment.