Markus Bussmann, PhD, P.Eng., FCSME

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Chair, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Research: CFD and thermofluids modelling; interfacial and multiphase flows; wetting and contact lines; heat transfer and phase change. Industrial applications include boiler fouling and ash deposition; industrial melting and dissolution processes; oil/water/solids separation.

Laboratory: Modeling Materials Processing Laboratory

Email: | Tel: 416-978-7198 | Office: MC136

Research Areas

  1. Energy and Environmental Engineering
  2. Thermal and Fluid Sciences Engineering


Markus Bussmann is Chair and Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Toronto. Professor Bussmann holds BASc (1987) and MASc (1990) degrees from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD (2000) from the University of Toronto. He then spent 2½ years as a postdoc and staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, joined U of T in 2002, and served as Graduate Coordinator of MIE from 2009-2013. He has also served as Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Professor Bussmann’s research interests focus on the development and application of models for interfacial flow, heat transfer, and phase change associated with various materials processes, often in collaboration with other researchers. Applications include the control of boiler fouling, melting and dissolution processes in molten metals, fluid/fluid/particle separation and coating processes, and heat exchanger design. Professor Bussmann was named a fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering in 2011.