Research staff

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Research staff

Mr. Joel Smithard

Senior Research Officer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Clayton Campus.

Dr. Thomas Albrecht

Research Fellow at Monash University.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests:

Thomas' research interests are in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Rotating Flows, Instability and Transition to Turbulence, Boundary Layers and Optical Flow Measurement.

Mr. John Baker

Research staff Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 127, 37, Clayton Campus.

Research Interests:

John's Research Interests are in, Crack growth rates in ferrous and non-ferrous materials, Structural integrity of air vehicles, Airworthiness and airworthiness regulation, Composite repairs to steel structures and Rail rolling stock lifting, fatigue spectra and data gathering to extract fatigue spectra.

Mr. Chris Brooks

Research Officer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Clayton Campus.

Dr. Niraj Dayama

Staff, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Clayton Campus.

Dr. Daniel Duke

Research Fellow
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
17 College Walk, Room 115A

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.

Mr. Hamid Mokhtar

Research Officer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Clayton Campus.

Mr. Shannon Papworth

Research Officer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mr. Christopher Pierson

Research Technical Officer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Maria Platt

Cluster Coordinator, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Clayton Campus.