Academic staff

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Academic staff

Professor Julio Soria

Acting Head, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Professor, Personal Chair in Mechanical Engineering (Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 103, 19 College Walk (Building 33), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Aerodynamics and flow control, turbulent boundary layer flows, subsonic and supersonic jet flows, bio-medical and medical devices flows, experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer, development and applications of optical measurement methods, development and application of direct numerical simulation methods and scientific machine learning.

Dr. Elahe Abdi

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G07A, 18 Alliance Lane, (Building 36) Clayton, VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Human-Robot Interaction with application in medical, construction and service robotics; Design of Human-Machine Interface; Haptics; Control; Behavioural studies.

A/Professor Ralph Abrahams

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G15, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

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

Dr. Tuncay Alan

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 210, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Microlectromechanical Systems, Nanofabrication, Microfluidics and Biomedical Devices.

Dr. Callum Atkinson

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 3.38, 20 Exhibition Walk (Building 94), Clayton VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Dr. Callum research Interests are in Turbulent flows, heat transfer and Aerodynamics.

Professor Hugh Blackburn

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 209, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Flow Physics using High-Performance Computational Methods and Supercomputers, Wind Turbine Wake Instabilities, Transient Growth of Disturbances to Arterial Flows, Resonant Collapse of Rotating Flows, Vortex-Wave Interaction.

Mr. David Burton

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 3.32, 20 Exhibition Walk, (Via 3.30A) Clayton VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel, Bluff Body, Wind Engineering and Turbulence.

Dr. Victor J Cadarso

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 227, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Novel and Scalable Technologies for the Fabrication of Functional Surfaces and 3D Complex Structures for Applications in Optical MEMS, Biomedical Sevices, Environmental Monitoring and Sensing Platforms.

Dr. Josie Carberry

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 312, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

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.

Dr. Chao Chen

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G03B, 18 Alliance Lane, (Building 36), Clayton, VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Intelligent Robotic Systems for Agriculture, Healthcare, and Infrastructure

Professor Wing Chiu

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G27A, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Multi-disciplinary, Advanced composite structures, Structural health monitoring; Fatigue and failure analysis, Vibration analysis; Engineering acoustics.

Dr. Hoam Chung

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
18 Alliance Lane, (building 36) Clayton, VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Control systems, Unmanned vehicles, Smart sensing, Mechatronic system design, Multi-agent systems, and Robotics.

Professor Chris Davies

Deputy Dean External Engagement
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 110, 19 College Walk (Building 33), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Additive Manufacturing: SLM; heat transfer; qualification, Design of magnesium alloys, Texture evolution

Dr. Daniel Duke

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 3.30, 20 Exhibition Walk (building 94) Clayton, VIC 3800

Research Interests:

Daniel's expertise is in turbulent multi-phase fluid flows. Specifically; cavitation, sprays, aerosols and particle formation. He specialises in the application of synchrotron x-ray diagnostics, optical diagnostics, and high performance computing tools to these problems. Application areas include pharmaceutical sprays and fuel injection sprays.

Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G19, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Optical techniques to study compressible and multiphase fluid mechanics, including supersonic jet noise, rocket nozzles, scramjet fuel injection, and pharmaceutical sprays.

Dr. Jing Fu

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 132, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

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.

Dr. Shaun Gregory

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 325, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular engineering, artificial hearts and lungs, artificial organs, medical device development and evaluation (in-silico, in-vitro and in-vivo), anatomical fitting, physiological control.

Dr. Matthieu Gresil

Senior Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 105, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Matthieu's research is focused on (i) multifunctionality that could be built into a composite structure, such as health monitoring, self-healing, reprocessing, recycling, thermal-load dissipation, and electrical enhancement; (ii) emerging polymer materials such as vitrimers which can heal, morph, and reprocess with a thermal trigger.

Professor Damon Honnery

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Room 109, 14 Alliance Lane, Monash University Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fluid Mechanics, Particulates, Pollutant Formation, Climate Change Mitigation, Renewable Energy, Propulsion and Transport.

Professor Kerry Hourigan

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 129, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fluid-structure interaction including bluff body flow-induced vibration and its control, Wake transition to turbulence, Vortex dynamics, and Flight aerodynamics.

Professor Dana Kulic

Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
18 Alliance Lane, (building 36) Clayton, VIC 3800

Research Interests:

human-robot interaction, robot learning, human motion analysis

Professor Mainak Majumder

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 211, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

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

Professor Adrian Neild

Professor and Australian Research Fellow
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 206, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Microfluidics and microsensors for applications in biomedical devices and instrumentation. Specializing in lab-on-a-chip systems, often using ultrasonic actuation, to control sample handling and delivery, cell sorting, fluid mixing and reactions.

A/Professor Tuck Ng

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 117, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Biochemical analysis techniques, Particle-cell manipulation, Instrumentation development.

Dr. Reza Nosrati

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 219, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Microfluidics, Infertility, Diagnostics, Organ-on-a-chip, Sperm Function, Cell Motility, Bioengineering, Biosensors, Biomedical Devices, Biological Fluid Dynamics.

Dr. Prabhakar Ranganathan

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 349, 20 Research Way (New Horizons), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Complex fluids, Viscoelasticity, Rheology, Constitutive modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Microfluidics, Polymer Solutions, Active Matter

Professor Murray Rudman

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 218, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Free surface flow, Non-Newtonian fluids, Turbulence, Chaos, Mixing, Wave structure interaction.

Professor Gregory Sheard

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 352, Level 3, Woodside Building for Design and Technology, 20 Exhibition Walk, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Fluid mechanics, natural convection, magnetohydrodynamics, heat transfer, high-order methods for computational heat and fluid flow, linearised methods for flow stability

Professor Bijan Shirinzadeh

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G27, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Robotics/Parallel Mechanisms, Micro/Nano Manipulation Mechanisms; Intelligent Sensing and Control: Laser-based Sensing, Measurement and Control; Robotic Assisted Surgery / Haptics; Cell Surgery/Manipulation; Complex/Autonomous Systems; Automation and Manufacturing Sciences: Automated Fibre Placement, Fixturing and Machining.

Professor Raman Singh

Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G15A, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Corrosion, Corrosion Mitigation, Stress Corrosion-Cracking, Nano crystalline Alloys and Graphene Coatings.

Dr. Yunlong Tang

Lecturer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 120, 17 College Walk, Clayton

Research Interests:

Yunlong’s research focus is manufacturing information technologies for the integration of design, manufacturing processes; particularly the design methods for additive manufacturing as well as advanced smart manufacturing technologies

Professor Mark Thompson

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 127, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Flow-induced vibration, Biological fluid dynamics, Aeroacoustics, Industrial fluid dynamics, Computational fluid dynamics, Aerodynamics, Flow instabilities, Wake flows and Bluff body flows.

Dr. Tony Vo

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
17 College Walk, Room 116

Research Interests:

My current research is engineering-education focused. I am investigating engineering-education tools to enhance the learning and teaching experiences within tertiary education. Examples include audience response systems, e-assessments and digital badging.

A/Professor Scott Wordley

Director of Learning and Teaching and Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 123A, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

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.

A/Professor Wenyi Yan

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 342, 20 Exhibition Walk (building 94) Clayton, VIC 3800

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