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Shelley Lorimer

Professor, Engineering
Department of Mathematics and Statistics/Engineering

PhD (Alberta), P.Eng.

5-172C, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Lorimer received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta in 1986. She is currently an Associate Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at MacEwan University. Dr. Lorimer teaches Statics (ENGG 130), Dynamics (ENPH 131) and Engineering Computing (ENCP 100) and has taught Introduction to the Engineering Profession (ENGG 100/ENGG 101). She is the recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2013)–Trailblazer category for her role in the establishment and growth of the first-year engineering program at MacEwan.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Math assessment, engineering pedagogy, enhanced oil recovery, nonlinear diffusion and dispersion, solvent mass transfer, reservoir simulation

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching interests:

  • ENGG130 Engineering Mechanics/Statics
  • ENPH 131 Engineering Mechanics/Dynamics
  • ENCP100 Programming for Engineers
  • MECE 250 Rigid Body Dynamics
  • ENGG100/101 Introduction to the Engineering Profession I/II

Research Interests:

  • Problem solving for complex engineering problems
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning to improve engineering education
  • Assessment tools for improving self efficacy in student learning
  • Visual tools in aiding teaching first-year engineering
  • Reservoir simulations (SAGD, solvents) CMG software
  • Mass transfer of solvents (linear, nonlinear)
  • Scaling of oil recovery processes

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Lorimer, S, & Smithaniuk, C. (2017). Nonlinear behaviour of mass transfer mechanisms in solvent oil recovery, Defect and Diffusion Forum. ISSN: 1662-9507, Vol. 379, pp 181-188 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.379.181

Lorimer, S.A., & Boehnke, R. (2015). Mass transfer behaviour in hybrid solvent oil recovery processes. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids. Munich, Germany. (in progress)

Lorimer, S.A., & Davis, J.A. (2015). Using strengths of first-year engineering students to enhance teaching. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Lorimer, S.A., & Davis, J.A. (2015). Math assessment: Can it help us in our teaching? In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Lorimer, S. A. & Davis, J.A. (2014). Consistency in assessment of pre-engineering skills. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship (2017/2018)
  • Dissemination grant, MacEwan University (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Research project grant, MacEwan University (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Teaching and innovation award, MacEwan University (2014, 2016)
  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, solvent project (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Supplemental PD award, MacEwan University (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award-Trailblazer (2013)
  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, business unit award (2011)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Association, registered professional engineer since 1982
  • American Society for Engineering Education, member
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers, member

Boards / Committees

  • APEGA board of examiners
  • Iron Ring Warden, Camp 6
  • Subject matter expert, McGraw Hill
  • DSL Conference, organizing committee (2017, 2018)