Professor David Zingg
David Zingg is in his 35th year as a professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, where he was Director from 2006 – 2016, and is currently the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Computational Aerodynamics and Sustainable Aviation. His research areas include aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, and aerodynamic shape optimization. His current research is concentrated on applying aerodynamic shape optimization to the design of unconventional low – drag aircraft configurations motivated by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft.
Professor Zingg has an extensive publication record and, together with Harvard Lomax and Thomas Pulliam from the NASA Ames Research Center, Professor Zingg is a co-author of two well-known textbooks in computational fluid dynamics. He has supervised 42 PhD and 60 MASc students, many of whom hold senior positions in industry and academia.
Professor Zingg was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Professor Zingg received a BASc in Engineering Science and an MASc and PhD in Aerospace from the University of Toronto.