David Sinton, PhD, P.Eng., FCSME, FASME

David Sinton

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE)

Alma Mater: Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto (2003)

Research areas

Energy; fluid mechanics; microfluidics, nanofluidics, and optofluidics; scalable fluidic devices for bioenergy, carbon management, water purification, public health, and diagnostics.

Laboratory: Sinton Lab - Fluidics for Energy


David Sinton is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinton was an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (2003-2011). He was a visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2009-2010). He received a BASc from University of Toronto (1998), MEng from McGill University (2000) and PhD from University of Toronto (2003).

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 received the 2006 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) I. W. Smith Award, the 2006 Douglas R. Colton Award from CMC Microsystems, the 2007 Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Victoria Faculty of Engineering, and the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the U of T Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. He became a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering in 2012, and the McLean Senior Fellow in 2013.