Darrel Doman

Associate Professor & Department Head

Darrel Doman

Email: darrel.doman@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2797
Fax: 902-494-6711
Mailing Address: 
1360 Barrington St, PO BOX 15000
Sexton Campus; Room C-360
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2



  • BASc (Waterloo)
  • MASc (Waterloo)
  • PhD (Dalhousie)




Dr. Darrel A. Doman was born in Montréal, Québec on July 13, 1978. After completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to undertake his doctoral studies at Dalhousie University as a NSERC PGS scholar. Dr. Doman was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in 2008 and took up his appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie in January 2009. In August 2013 Dr. Doman became the Department Head of Mechanical Engineering. He lives in Halifax with his wife and two children.


Research Interests:

  • Static and dynamic finite element analysis
  • Constitutive material modeling
  • Material testing
  • Powder metallurgy compaction technologies
  • Design and testing of mechanical systems




  • ENGI2400–Mechanics II
  • MECH3020–Machine Design II
  • MECH3660–Finite Element Methods (Year 3 core course)
  • MECH4660–Finite Element Methods (Year 4 technical elective)
  • MECH6660–Finite Element Methods (graduate course)
  • MECH6540–Continuum Mechanics


Professional Activities:

Journal reviewer

Selected Pulications:  

Beck, G. and D.A. Doman, Green Powder Metallurgy Compacts Incorporating Internal Structures. International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, in press.

Murphy, B.A., E.A. Fraser, and D.A. Doman, Review of Recent Toroidal Rotary Engine Patents. Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, 2013. 11: p. 26-36.

McKnight, C.L., D.A. Doman, J.A. Brown, M.L. Bance, and R.B. Adamson, Direct measurement of the dispersion relation in the human skull. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2013. 133(1): p. 136-145.

Dickey, B.T., M.A. Tyndyk, D.A. Doman, and D. Boyd, In silico evaluation of stress distribution after vertebral body augmentation with conventional acrylics, composites and glass polyalkenoate cements. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012. 5(1): p. 283-290.

McKnight, C.L., R.B. Adamson, W.A. Alian, M.L. Bance, D.A. Doman, and J.A. Brown, Three-dimensional laser Doppler vibrometry of the dry human skull. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2010. 128(4): p. 2363.

Doman, D.A., A. Warkentin, and R. Bauer, Finite element modeling approaches in grinding. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 2009. 49(2): p. 109-116.

Doman, D.A., R. Bauer, and A. Warkentin, Experimentally validated finite element model of the rubbing and ploughing phases in scratch tests. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers–B, 2009. 223(12): p. 1519-1528.

Doman, D.A., R. Bauer, and A. Warkentin, Optical microscopy-aided indentation tests. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2008. 130(1): p. 011008.

Doman, D.A., D. Cronin, and C. Salisbury, Characterization of Polyurethane Rubber at High Deformation Rates. Experimental Mechanics, 2006. 46(3): p. 367-376.

Doman, D.A., A. Warkentin, and R. Bauer, A survey of recent grinding wheel topography models. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 2006. 46(3-4): p. 343-352.