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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

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

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

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

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

2019 – Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
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 in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Microfluidics and Energy. 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 & Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinton was an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) 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 his PhD from the University of Toronto.

The Sinton Lab develops fluid systems for applications in energy and analysis. The group is application-driven and is currently developing fluid systems to produce renewable fuels from CO2 to develop energy efficient industrial working fluids, and to quantify the environmental impacts of future climate conditions. The group previously developed a library of industrial fluid testing systems to improve chemical performance in the energy industry, now commercialized through the startup Interface Fluidics Ltd.

Dr. Sinton was selected to be an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow in 2016. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He serves on the advisory board of the journal Lab on a Chip.