ThinkSOLN is an engineering consulting firm based out of Calgary, Alberta. The company has been providing engineering services to a variety of industries since its inception in 2014.

Leadership Team

Paul Ziadé

Dr. Paul Ziadé obtained his BASc and MEng degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He completed a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), transitional aerodynamic flows, and flow control. Prior to joining the University of Calgary as an instructor, Paul spent four years as an analyst in the Canadian nuclear industry. During this time, he performed structural integrity analysis on nuclear fuel channels, developed many computational tools, was heavily involved in the development of probabilistic risk analysis methods, and managed projects of various scales. Dr. Ziadé's research is focused on investigating problems in low-Reynolds number aerodynamics. Topics include large-eddy simulation (LES), flow stability and transition, active flow control techniques, and machine learning methods in fluid mechanics.

Craig Johansen

Dr. Craig Johansen is a professor and research chair in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Calgary. He worked at the NASA Langley Research Center on high-speed aerodynamics and propulsion using laser diagnostics. In 2011, he created the AEROCORE Group to study and develop novel propulsion systems. His PhD focused on pulse detonation engines and he has an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.

Colin Hill

Colin Hill has a BASc (Distinction) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with a minor in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Calgary. He was a researcher in the AEROCORE Group at the University of Calgary from 2017 until 2022. His research focus was on wax-based liquefying hybrid rocket fuels. During his time at AEROCORE he led numerous static firings of a 4-kN paraffin-nitrous hybrid rocket and several sounding rocket launches.