Academic staff

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Academic staff

Prof. Chris Davies

Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 110, (Building 33), 19 College Walk, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Thermomechanical processing of magnesium alloys. Microforming. Microstructural evolution during heat treatment of aluminium alloy 7075. Computer simulation of recrystallization.

Assoc. Prof. Ralph Abrahams

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G07, (Building 31), 17 College Walk, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fracture Mechanics, FEM, Nano, Coatings, Fatigue, Aluminium, Magnesium Alloys, Friction-Stir Process

Dr. Tuncay Alan

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 210, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dr. Tuncay Alan Research interests are in Micro/nano fabrication. MEMS. Fracture mechanics. Reliability of nanostructures. Microfluidics.

Prof. Hugh Blackburn

Professor of Fluid Dynamics
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room Room 209, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fundamental research into flow instabilities, transition and turbulence, particularly employing high-order numerical methods. Turbulent boundary layers over smooth and textured walls, bluff body wakes, flows over aerofoils and wings, wind turbine wakes, swirling buoyant plumes, rapidly rotating and processing flows.

Mr. David Burton

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room Room G07, (Building 31), 17 College Walk, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

David Burton Interests are in, Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel, Bluff Body, Wind Engineering and Turbulence.

Dr. Victor J Cadarso

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 227, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

My laboratory strives in the development of novel technologies driven by concrete applications. We aim to develop the next generation of technologies that will be used in the development of novel commercial applications and to find solutions directly related to scientific and technological challenges.

Dr. Josie Carberry

Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 312, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dr. Josie research focuses on the way in which fluid forces in blood flow affect cardiovascular function. One aspect is to generate controlled in-vitro flow environments that accurately mimic the complex blood flow conditions found the human body facilitating highly detailed measurements.

Prof. Sunita Chauhan

Prof.Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room Room 201, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Prof. Sunita Chauhan has interest in Medical/surgical Robotics, BioMechatronics, Computer Assisted/Integrated Surgery, Ultrasound in Medicine (Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Surgical), Bio-Sensors/Transducers, Biosignal/Image-Processing/fusion, Real-time Surgical Planning/Monitoring, Surgical Feedback and Intelligent Control and Biomechanics.

Dr. Bernard Chen

Senior Lecturer - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 121, 31, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Dr.Bernard Research Interests are in, Bio-mechanical/medical engineering. Solid mechanics. Finite element modelling, thermomechanical analysis. Design, Simulation, Optimisation. Fracture/failure analysis. Aerospace materials, composites, light alloys.

Dr. Chao Chen

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 122, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dr. Choa Research Interests are in, Medical Robots for Surgery and Rehabilitation, Mobile Robots with Advanced Mobility and Reconfigurable Mechatronic Systems.

Prof. Wing Chiu

Prof.Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G27A, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Wing.Chiu Research Interests are multi-disciplinary, they are in Advanced composite structures. Structural health monitoring. Fatigue and failure analysis. Vibration analysis. Engineering acoustics.

Dr. Hoam Chung

Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 133, 31, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Dr.Hoam Chung Research Interests are, Robotics. Engineering design using semi-infinite nonlinear optimizations. Rotorcraft dynamics and control. Autonomous unmanned systems (UAVs, AGVs, and UUVs). Control and dynamics of micro flyers. Control of multi-agent systems. Theory and application of receding horizon control algorithms. Numerical methods.

Prof. Scott Eberhardt

Visiting Senior Lecturer
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 125, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Scott Research Interests are in, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G19, 31, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Dr.Daniel Research Interests are in, Supersonic jet flows, shock wave dynamics, aeroacoustics, high speed imaging and Particle Image Velocimetry.

Dr. Jing Fu

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 120, 31, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Dr. Jing Research Interests are in, Micro/nano machining and manipulation , Multidimensional electron and ion imaging , Novel microscopy/micro-analysis methods for cell and cancer biology, Computational geometry , Simulation and optimization in design to manufacturing.

Assoc. Prof. Damon Honnery

Associate Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G15, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Damon research interests, Combustion. Fluid Mechanics. Pollutant Formation. Alternative Renewable Fuels. Propulsion and Transport.

Prof. Kerry Hourigan

Prof.Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 129, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Kerry's Research Interests are, Bio- engineering: Bio computation, Atherosclerosis, Bioreactors and Cell Sorting, Bio-imaging. Aeronautics: Bluff Body Flows, Wake Transitions, Vortex-Induced Vibration.

Prof. Rhys Jones

Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G13, 31, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Prof. Rhys Jones Research Interests are in, Ageing Aircraft, Composites, Fatigue and Failure, Rail Structural Integrity and Structural Integrity.

Prof. Mohan Krishnamoorthy

Professor of Operations Research in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests:

Mohan research interests lie in the use of advanced mathematical, statistical, simulation, and optimisation models to turn data into information that can be used to make better decisions. His interests lie mainly in the design, development, analysis and computational testing of algorithms for graph, network and combinatorial optimization problems.

Assoc. Prof. Zhe Liu

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Department,
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 219, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Assoc. Prof. Mainak Majumder

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 211, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Graphene-based Materials, Electrochemical Energy Storage, Nanofluidics, Carbon nanotubes

Prof. Adrian Neild

Professor and Australian Research Fellow
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 206, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Viscosity, Microfluidic Systems, Micron Scale Part

Assoc. Prof. Tuck Ng

Associate Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 117, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Tuck Ng Research Interests are in, Particle and Cell Manipulation, Instrumentation, Photonics and Biochemical Analysis.

Dr. Prabhakar Ranganathan

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests:

Dr.Prabhakar research interests are in, Modeling And Simulation, Bio-mechanics, Mechanobiology, Rheology, Constitutive modelling, Brownian Dynamics, Computational Biology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Sperm function and Microfluidics.

Prof. Murray Rudman

Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 218, 82, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Murray research Interest are in, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Free surface flow, non-Newtonian fluids, turbulence, chaos, mixing, wave structure interaction.

Dr. Hoss Sadafi

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 120, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Optimal design of electro-mechanical machines, thermal fluids and energy systems. Energy conservation and management, solar & renewable energy technologies. Thermodynamics and heat engines Heat transfer, air conditioning & refrigeration systems.

Assoc. Prof. Gregory Sheard

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G08, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics

Prof. Bijan Shirinzadeh

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G27, 31, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Bijan's research interests include Robotics, Mechatronics, Automation, Sensing and Control, Contact and Quasistatic Motion Analysis, Computational Geometry, CAE/CAD/CAM/CAPP Manufacturing and Flexible Fixturing.

Mr. Thomas Simko

Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 119, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Raman Singh

Professor at Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Chemical Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G08, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Raman Research Interests are in, Corrosion, Corrosion Mitigation, Stress Corrosion-Cracking, Nano crystalline Alloys and Graphene Coatings.

Prof. Alexander Smits

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 125, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Alexander Research Interests are in Fluid mechanics, turbulence and bio-inspired propulsion.

Mr. Chaoyang Song

Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 116, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Chaoyang Song Research Interests are in, Mechanism Design, Hybrid Robotics, Biomedical Device and Product Development.

Prof. Julio Soria

Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 103, 33, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Attached and separated turbulent boundary layer flow, subsonic and supersonic jet flow, swirling flow, physics and the development of non-intrusive optical experimental measurement methods.

Prof. Uli Steinseifer

Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 309, 82, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Uli’s primary research Interests focuses on artificial organs, particularly on heart and lung support and replacement systems, as well as devices for structural heart disease therapies.

Prof. Mark Thompson

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 127, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Prof. Research Interests are in, Flow-induced vibration, Biological fluid dynamics, Aeroacoustics, Industrial fluid dynamics, Computational fluid dynamics, Aerodynamics, Flow instabilities, Wake flows and Bluff body flows.

Dr. Scott Wordley

Director of Learning and Teaching
Senior Lecturer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 123A, B31 Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Dr. Scott Research Interest Areas are in, Active Aerodynamic, Aerodynamics, Aerodynamics Technology, Automotive Aerodynamics, Truck Aerodynamics, Computer Aided Design, E-learning,Education research, Engineering design, Engineering education, Formula SAE and Race Car Aerodynamics.

Assoc. Prof. Wenyi Yan

Associate Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G09, 31, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Applied mechanics of solids and structures, composite structures, fracture and fatigue of materials, design optimization for additive manufacturing, wear, rail/wheel contact mechanics