Adam Steinberg


Prior to joining the AE faculty, Prof. Steinberg was on the faculty of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (2011-2018) and served as a research scientist at the German Aerospace Center (2009-2011). His research focuses on the application of laser-based measurement techniques to solve problems in fundamental and applied thermo-fluids. A primary aim of this work is creating novel engines for reduced pollution emissions, increased efficiency, hypersonic flight, improved space launch, and better reliability. Topics of interest range from the very small (e.g. light-matter interactions) to the very large (e.g. full-scale engine systems), and from the very fundamental (e.g. microscale turbulence/chemistry interaction) to the very applied (e.g. issues with field-operational engines). Professor Steinberg is a member of the editorial board of Combustion and Flame and the AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee, and is a colloquium co-chair for the International Symposium on Combustion.


Canada Research Chair (2017); Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Research Award (2016); McCharles Prize for Early Career Research Distinction (2016); Ontario Early Researcher Award (2015).

  • Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratory
  • Strategic Energy Institute
AE Academic Disciplines:
  • Propulsion & Combustion