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).  Prof. Steinberg’s research focuses on the development and application of laser-based measurement techniques to solve problems in fundamental and applied thermo-fluids…he shoots lasers at fires in order to make engines work better. Topics of interest range from the very small (light-matter interactions) to the very large (megawatt-scale combustors), and from the very fundamental (microscale turbulence/chemistry interaction) to the very applied (addressing issues in fielded engines). Professor Steinberg is an Associate Editor of Combustion and Flame and a member of the AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee.


AIAA Associate Fellow (2019); 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
  • Propulsion & Combustion
  • Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:
  • Sustainable Transportation and Energy Systems