Joaquin Moran

Joaquin Moran

Joaquin Moran


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Joaquin received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela.  He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University.

Prior to joining Sheridan in 2015, Joaquin worked as a Senior Consulting Engineer at Hatch Ltd.  His industrial experience revolves around energy projects and encompasses wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal systems, as well as energy management.  In both industrial and research environments, he has had experience in flow-induced vibrations, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), oil and gas applications, modelling of sound generation and propagation, and aerodynamics.  Joaquin was responsible for developing the Hybrid Power business initiative within Hatch, which entails the integration of renewable power options into remote mining and industrial projects.

Joaquin is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he collaborates with the research group at the ATOMS (Advanced Thermofluids Optimization, Modelling, and Simulation) Lab.  He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario (P.Eng.) and has been a member of ASME since 1997.

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mechanical Vibrations, Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Flow-induced vibrations, experimental and numerical analysis of vibrations and fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), wind power, renewable energy systems and integration with conventional generation, machine learning/AI applied to energy systems

Journal Articles

  • Moran, J., Selima, Y. (2021). Implementation of Machine Learning algorithms for prediction of Fluidelastic Instability in Tube Arrays.Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 143(2): 024502.

  • Moran, J., Weaver, D. (2019). On Modeling Fluidelastic Instability in Tube Arrays subjected to Two-Phase Cross-Flow.Journal of Fluids and Structures, Volume 90, 1-18.

  • Moran, J., Romero, D., Yamani, S., Amon, C., Morgenroth, M., Yan, G., Gu, M. (2016). The impact of Land use constraints in multi-objective energy-noise wind farm layout optimization.Renewable Energy, 85, pp. 359-370, 2016 .

  • Moran, J., Romero, D., Morgenroth, M., Kwong, W., Zhang, P. (2014). Multi-Objective Wind Farm Layout Optimization considering Energy Generation and Noise Propagation with NSGA-II.Journal of Mechanical Design,, Vol. 136 / 091010-1.


  • "Numerical Simulation of Fluid flow and heat transfer in CANDU-Reactor Fuel Channels". SONAMI. $180,000. 2021.
    Joaquin Moran (Principle Investigator), Farzin Abbasian.

  • "Engineering Analysis, Construction and Testing of Gyro-Cyclonic Wind Turbine Generator". NSERC/OCE. VIP1/Engage. $88,400. 2018.
    Joaquin Moran (Principle Investigator), Anooj Koroth, Ahmed Saleh .

  • "Design and fabrication of lab scale slag pelletizer". NSERC. ARD. $75,000. 2018.
    Joaquin Moran (Co-Principle Investigator), Shaun Ghafari (Principle Investigator).

  • "CANDU fuel design optimization - Fuel Channel Thermalhydraulic Behaviour in CANDU 37M Fuel Bundles". SONAMI. $65,000. 2020.
    Joaquin Moran (Principle Investigator), Farzin Abbasian.

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