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

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair of Research, Canada Research Chair in Microfluidics and Energy, E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow

Research: Research: Energy; fluid mechanics; microfluidics, nanofluidics, and optofluidics; bioenergy; carbon management; enhanced oil recovery; diagnostics and fertility.

Laboratory: Sinton Lab - Fluidics & Energy

Email: sinton@mie.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-1623 | Office: MC226

Research Areas

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


David Sinton is a Professor and Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He was the 2012-2015 Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy. 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 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 received the 2006 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering 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 for Mechanical Engineering in 2012, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2013, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2015. He was the University of Toronto McLean Senior Fellow in 2013-2014.