Liquid crystals and nanomaterials; cellulose nanocrystals; biofluid mechanics; non-Newtonian fluid mechanics; computational fluid dynamics; rheology and tribology
Dr. Grecov’s work has been highly interdisciplinary, involving collaborations with clinicians, but also chemical engineering, computer science, material science, and physics. Her expertise is in biofluid mechanics, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, rheology and mathematical modeling. She has 22 years of experience in complex fluids research, constitutive modeling development, and numerical simulations.
Dr. Grecov received her B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Politechnica in Bucharest and her Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble. After a postdoctoral research fellow position at McGill University Montreal, she joined the University of British Columbia in 2005. Since 2020 Dr. Grecov has served as the Associate Head, Research and Graduate studies of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Her expertise is in biofluid mechanics, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, rheology, tribology and mathematical modeling. She has more than 25 years of experience in complex fluids research, constitutive modeling development, and numerical simulations. She received the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) Leaders Opportunity Award in 2007, a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar Award in 2007, the NSERC (Natural Sci. & Eng. Res. Council) Discovery Accelerator Award in 2016, the Wall Scholars Research Award in 2016 and she is a fellow of Engineers Canada from 2019. Grecov has published over 150 conference and journal papers, many of which are in prestigious journals. Her published papers are the outcome of the combination of analytical or/and experimental with numerical simulations. She has chaired many sessions at international conferences and advised more than 70 graduate and undergraduate students.