Academic staff

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Academic staff

Professor Chris Davies

Professor
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. Elahe Abdi

Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 123, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Medical and Surgical Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design of Human-Machine Interface; Haptics, Control, Behavioural Studies, Application of Robotics in Neuroscience and Soft Tissue Modelling

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 115B, 31, Clayton Campus.

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 G07, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

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.

Professor Sunita Chauhan

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 201, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Medical robots for minimally-invasive and on-invasive surgery, Ultrasound-diagnostics, Therapy and surgery, Service robotics especially for Railways and Aerospace inspection and maintenance, Cleaning, Sports Engineering.

Dr. Bernard Chen

Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 121, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

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
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 122, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Medical Robots for Surgery and Rehabilitation, Mobile Robots with Advanced Mobility and Reconfigurable Mechatronic Systems.

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
Room 133, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

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

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

Professor Damon Honnery

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

Research Interests:

Combustion, Fluid Mechanics, Pollutant Formation, Alternative Renewable Fuels, 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 EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 221, 14 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus

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.

A/Professor Gregory Sheard

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G08, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics

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 EngineeringDepartment 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.

Professor Julio Soria

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 103, 19 College Walk (Building 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.

Professor Uli Steinseifer

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 309, 20 Research Way (Building 82), Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

Artificial organs, particularly on heart and lung support and replacement systems, as well as devices for structural heart disease therapies.

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

Dr. 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 G09, 17 College Walk (Building 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