Professor Kerry Hourigan

Professor Kerry Hourigan

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

Prof Kerry (Kyriakos) Hourigan has an extensive research and industrial background in experimental and computational fluid dynamics, having worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology, the CSIRO and Monash University, as well as numerous visiting professorships in France, Japan and the USA. He recently directed the Division of Biological Engineering at Monash University, establishing major laboratories and facilities for bio engineering and developing multi discipline collaborations between engineers, biologists, and computer scientists, and the translation of the research to industry. He now professes in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and researches in the Fluids Laboratory for Aeronautical and Industrial Research (FLAIR).

Qualifications

  • BSc, Applied Mathematics, Physics., Monash University.
  • Ph.D Astrophysics., Monash University.

Expertise

Aerodynamics.
Hydrodynamics.
Biofluids.

Professional Associations

Fellow, Institute of Engineers Australia.
Member, AIChE Society for Biological Engineering.
Member, Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
Member, American Physical Society.
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Member, Visualization Society of Japan.
Member, Australia France Association for Science and Technology.

Conferences

Keynote/Invited Speaker:

Keynote Speaker: ERCOFTAC Course Fluid-Structure Interaction, EDF-Chatou (Paris), 16-17 October, 2014.
Keynote Speaker: ERCOFTAC Symposium on Unsteady Separation in Fluid-Structure Interaction, Mykonos, Greece, 2013.
Keynote Speaker: The 7th International Colloquium on Bluff-Body Aerodynamics (BBAA7), Shanghai, China, 2012.
Keynote Speaker: IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Flows, IIT, Kanpur, India, 2011.
Invited Speaker: IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Wakes and Vortex-Induced Vibrations, Capri, Italy, June 22-25, 2010.

Presentation

ABEC 2014– Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, Canberra, Australia, August 20-22, 2014.
9th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer – Numerical Fluids Symposium 2014, Rhodos, Greece, Sep 22-28, 2014.
2013 International Conference on Life Science & Biological Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, March 15-17, 2013.
24th Scientific Meeting of the International Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Sydney, Sep 30-Oct 4, 2012.
FIV2012 10th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration (& Flow-Induced Noise), Prague, 2012.
Int. Conf. on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Medicine and Biology, Ein Bokek, Dead Sea, Israel, March 25-30, 2012.
ENOC 2011 – 7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, July 24-29, 2011.
Fourth International Symposium Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, July 18-21, 2011.
17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 5-9 December 2010.
ICCFD: International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, St Petersburg, Russia, 2010.
ICCES’08 – International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Sciences – 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2008.
IUTAM Symposium “Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control”, Corfu, Greece, 18-22 June, 2007.

Attendance – no presentation

International Symposium on Animal Biotechnology & India-Australia Workshop on Reproductive Biotechnologies for Agricultural Research, Feb 11-14, 2014, Adelaide, Australia.

MED ‘13 – 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, June 25-28 2013, Platanias-Chania, Crete, Greece.

Mat2012 – 2nd International Scientific Conference on Engineering, Antalya, Turkey, Nov 22-24, 2012.

SBE’s 2nd International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering Organisation, Boston, MA, USA, May 2-5, 2010.

Organizer

Co-organiser Mini symposium: ENOC 2014 – 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 6-11, 2014.

Member, Scientific Committee: Fluid-Structure Interaction, ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, July 20-24, 2014.

Member, Scientific Committee: 2nd Symposium on Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control (FSSIC 2013) in Hong Kong (20-21 May) and Macau (22-23 May), 2013.

Member, Scientific Committee: FIV2012 10th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration (& Flow-Induced Noise), Prague, 2012.

Member, Scientific Committee: IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Flows, Kanpur, India, 2011.

Co-organiser: IUTAM Symposium “Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control”, Corfu, Greece, 18-22 June, 2007.

Research Projects

Not started projects

Dynamics and Control of Fluid-Structure-Free Surface Interactions

This proposal aims to discover the mechanisms underpinning the apparently opposing effects of vortex shedding and free surface damping, individually and jointly, and the control or excitation of the vibrations for two generic bluff bodies: the cylinder and the sphere. The intended outcomes are the discovery of new modes of body vibration, wake transitions and means to control fluid-structure interactions. Flow-induced vibrations of bluff bodies under or piercing water surfaces can lead to severe damage in many applications, such as floating off-shore marine structures and tethered bodies. On the other hand, energy harvesting from ocean currents requires large flow-induced vibrations.

The Control of Flow-induced Noise

Advance modelling of biological fluid flows

Current projects

Flow Measurement Facility for Large-Scale Industrial Aerodynamics

Using advanced laser-based particle imaging velocimetry the flow measurement system for large-scale industrial aerodynamics will provide researchers with a powerful tool for resolving high speed and large scale industrial flows. The primary objective of the system, housed at Australia’s largest aerodynamic facility, will be the characterization of complex, three dimensional turbulent flows, which are not yet well understood. The project aims to advance the state of knowledge of the unsteady aerodynamic wakes of cars, trucks, athletes, turbines and micro-air vehicles. If successful the research will reduce aerodynamic drag in transport and improve wind power generation, ultimately improving efficiency and reducing emissions.

Wake Transitions and Fluid-Structure Interactions of Rotating Bluff Bodies

Flow induced vibrations of bluff bodies can lead to severe damage in many applications, such as off-shore
marine structures and tethered bodies. Rotation of bluff bodies can result in huge increases in lift forces, which may promote these vibrations, whereas a nearby free surface may stabilize the vibrations. This proposal aims to discover the mechanisms underpinning the apparently opposing effects of vibration and free surface, individually and jointly, and the excitation of two- and three-dimensional instabilities in the
wakes of two generic bluff bodies: the cylinder and the sphere. The outcomes will be the discovery of new modes of body vibration, wake transitions and means to control fluid-structure interactions.

Large Scale Three Dimensional Fluid Flow Prediction and Validation

Past projects

Biomaterials characterisation facility

The nano scale engineering of materials for biological application is an area of burgeoning global interest. Key challenges in this field are to elucidate and optimize the interactions of such materials with biological systems. We propose the establishment of a Bio materials Characterization Facility, which will comprise cutting edge instrumentation to probe the biological interactions of nano-engineered materials from the sub-cellular level through to the tissue level. This facility will underpin research by leading researchers at the University of Melbourne and Monash University and will contribute significantly to the design of the next generation materials for applications in the therapeutic delivery and implant devices.

Strengthening merit-based access and support at the new NCI petascale supercomputing facility

Access to world-class high-performance computing resources is a necessity for many areas of nationally significant research. It enables researchers to establish and maintain international competitiveness by establishing capacity, driving innovation and underpinning fundamental knowledge discovery. This application, from six research-intensive universities, will establish dedicated resources for 2012 to 2015 on Australia’s leading high-end research computing services based at the National Computational Infrastructure national Facility. It will also leverage $50M in infrastructure support from the Commonwealth and $32M in co-investment from CSIRO, the Bureau of meteorology and ANU.

Dynamics of Bluff Body Interactions with Walls

Many important processes in industry, environment and sports involve the motion of bluff bodies near surfaces. The understanding and control of these processes has significance for a range of processes including improved mixing, heat transfer, vortex induced vibration, and drag reduction. This project will apply advanced computational and experimental techniques to understand the joint effects of rotation and surface proximity on the motion and wake structures of spherical bodies across a wide range of velocities. The results will underpin better understanding of flows at the microscopic level, such as blood cells, to the macroscopic, such as particles in mixing vessels.

Engineering a Novel Bioreactor and Cell Sorter for Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture

To attend and present two papers at the 30th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and the 14th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference at Norfolk, Virginia and visit Cornell University to discuss

Measurement and Prediction of Vulnerable Plaque Formation and Rupture

A multidisciplinary team from engineering, physics and biomedicine will study the evolution of
atherosclerosis, which is a significant factor of the deaths in Australia and worldwide. In particular, it is aimed
to measure, image and predict plaque formation and rupture that can lead to cardiac arrests and strokes.
Advanced imaging techniques, such as micro computed tomography, X-ray synchrotron imaging, and
supercomputing will be applied in addition to animal trials to determine the stresses in the vascular wall that
lead to plaque rupture. Improved understanding sporadic rupture and new tools for earlier detection of
vulnerable plaques are expected.

Dispersion of Pollutants in Building and the Atmosphere

The Analysis and Detection of Leaks in Water Pipelines

Engineering pore forming proteins as machines for the delivery of proteins and nanoparticles into cells

the efficient targeted delivery of large macro molecules across the cell membrane and into the cytoplasm remains a largely unsolved technological challenge. Existing approaches to address this problem suffer from low efficiency or poor specificity in terms of target cell population. Such limitations hamper both the therapeutic and research application of molecules such as intra- cellular toxins and enzymes, antibodies specific for intra-cellular binding partners and nano particles the permit contain specific activities. This application seeks to address this problem by engineering pore forming proteins as sophisticated and specific carrier and delivery systems.

Stability and Transition in Swirling Flow

Fluid mechanics and physiology of blockages in vascular systems

The program will investigate the associated fluid dynamics of laminar flows through partially obstructed paths, a condition symptomatic of a range of pathologies: thrombosis, stenosis, sclerosis. The flow behavior downstream of a blockage will be visualized and quantitatively measured across a range of relevant parameters, such as Reynolds number, blockage size and shape. It is expected this project will establish a fundamental understanding of the flow behavior, upon which complexities, such as distensible walls and pulsatile flows, can be added and analysed. In addition, a mathematical model of vascular systems will be constructed to predict the effects of blockages and distensibility on the flow rates throughout the entire network.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Package -fluent - With 40 Licences for a Year

Engineering Imaging and Supercomputer Prediction of Biofluid Flows

Many of the recent advances in super-computational power and techniques, optical imaging and Synchrotron availability and techniques, mean that implementation of novel engineering concepts to biomedical engineering, in particular relating to the major health problems of hypertension, cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal disease, are only now becoming feasible. The project will develop novel tools and techniques in laser optical and X-ray synchrotron fluids imaging and in super computing prediction, and apply these tools and techniques to a range of important bio fluid flows, such as vascular and lung flows, to discover new mechanisms underpinning major biomedical problems.

Advanced fluid mechanics modelling of complex leukocyte-endothelial interactions

Endothelial cells form the the lining of all blood vessels, and undergo specific adhesive interactions with white blood cells (leukocytes). There are few reliable models of multi factorial predictive value that accurately describe the underlying mechanical and molecular aspects of these interactions. The present project uses advanced fluid mechanics and bioreactor approaches to more systematically model these bio mechanical processes to progress vascular biology.

10 Pentium 266 Mmx Cpus and Memory Boards for Pcs

Control of Fluid-structure Interaction in Swirling Flows

Biomedical Engineering Sensing and Imaging Facility

A major facility in biomedical engineering sensing and imaging is proposed. It will foster multi discipline teams of medical and engineering researchers to develop innovative processes and technology for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health. The new facility will build on a number of existing research strengths and resources across the participating universities as well as the CSIRO and hospital-based research groups.

Prediction of shear forces in a bioreactor

Tethered Bodies in Fluid Flow

Advanced NanoBiomaterials Imaging Facility

The convergence of nanotechnology with biotechnology offers unprecedented opportunities to prepare nano materials with defined structure and function on the manometer scale. However, the small length scales involved in nano materials present challenges in their characterization, and in turn, their interaction with biological systems. The Advanced Nano -Bio -materials Imaging Facility will provide state-of-the-art equipment for examining the properties of nano materials and their interaction with bio systems. The equipment will facilitate the development of new materials that are expected to underpin advances in drug delivery, diagnostics and implant devices, further strengthening Australia’s strong reputation in these areas.

Joint Facility for the Control of Flow-Induced Noise

A joint facility for the study of flow-induced sound is proposed. The problem of noise costs industry billions of dollars each year; a significant proportion of noise problems are generated by fluid flow, such as fan and turbine noise.

Dynamics of Fluid Circulation in Industrial Flows

Materials and Surface Characterization Facility

The proposed Facility will include state-of-the-art optical methods and analytical instruments and will underpin Victoria’s growth in the emerging areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology and materials science. It will provide a focus for the development world’s best practice in the characterization of advanced materials and will meet the needs of internationally acclaimed researchers at Melbourne University, Monash University, and RMIT. The Facility, which will expand the Center for Nano science and Nan technology/Bio 21 Institute Microscopy Facility, will be structured along an open access, multi-user model, and will enhance collaboration between academia and industry.

Nano materials Optical Characterization Facility

The synthesis and characterization of nano materials is an area of increasing research interest worldwide. A key challenge in this burgeoning field is the effective characterization of the materials prepared, due to the inherently small length scales. We propose the establishment of a Nano materials Optical Characterization facility, which will contain cutting-edge instruments fro the examination of nano materials. This facility will underpin research by leading researchers at the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University. This proposal will bring together researchers concerned with both the fabrication and characterization of nano materials, promoting the natural synergies between the two communities.

Vortex Induced Vibration and Sound

Small Scale Aeronautical Display Models

Flow studies of cell culture bioreactors

The proposed research program consists of a number of stages, among st which is the study of flows within mixed flasks, the study of a small-scale Taylor-Couette vessel, and the development of a three-dimensional Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry flow measurement system. A successful project will be a valuable contribution to the development of cell and tissue scale up systems. In the long term, such systems will potentially provide the means of growing cell and tissue in quantities suitable for implantation or use in other therapeutic applications that are currently deemed impossible.

Control of motion of tethered bodies in flows

Drag Reduction in Bluff Body Flows

MRI and TMS compatible EEG system; TMS System

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Flows: Understanding and Control

Fluid Dynamics of Circulation: Focus on the Kidney

High blood pressure is a major national health problem in Australia and is related to the development of heart disease. There is now compelling evidence for a crucial role of the kidney in the control of blood pressure. There are 3 features of the renal circulation that are unique to the kidney. These appear to be critical for the ability of the kidney to control blood pressure. Using laboratory models, a team of engineers and physiologists will investigate fluid flow within the renal circulation, focusing on these 3 unique aspects. We will use models of the renal circulation to study aspects of its control that cannot be studied in the kidney itself. It is expected that strategies will emerge to tackle the problem of hypertension.

X-ray converter with interchangeable objective lenses and interchangeable scintillators

Phase contrast X-ray imaging of the lung at birth

Control of Transitions in Wakes and Swirling Flows.

We will attack industrially-important problems in fluid mechanics by building new, and substantially enhancing existing, international collaborations between key complementary teams of internationally-recognised French and Australian researchers. Funding will support the exchange of 6 senior staff and 3 graduate students, which, in turn, will measurably benefit the research output of a further 20 graduate students and 7 post-doctoral fellows associated with closely-related projects. From the Australian perspective, the planned exchanges will bring new research expertise, knowledge and skills, which will be focused on a diverse range of applications. Target industries (with existing collaborations) include Airbus and Dassault Aviation in Europe, and Aerosonde and Warman pumps in Australia.

The Interaction Between Vortex Shedding from a Submerged Object and a Fluid Interface

Publications

Gupta, P., Ismadi, M.-Z., Verma, P.J., Fouras, A., Jadhav, S., Bellare, J. & Hourigan, K., Optimization of agitation speed in spinner flask for microcarrier structural integrity and expansion of induced pluripotent stem cells, Cytotechnology, 2014, Epub Jul 26, 2014.

Ismadi, M.-Z., Higgins, S., Samarage, C., Paganin, D., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., Optimisation of a stirred bioreactor through the use of a novel Holographic Correlation Velocimetry flow measurement technique, PLOS ONE, 8(6), e65714, 2013.

Ismadi, M.-Z., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., Experimental characterisation of fluid mechanics in spinner flask bioreactor, Processes, 2, 753-772, 2014.

Ismadi, M.-Z.P., Gupta, P., Fouras, A., Verma, P., Jadhav, S., Bellare, J. & Hourigan, K., Flow Characterization of Spinner Flask for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture Application, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106493, 2014.

Mununga, L., Lo Jacono, D., Sorensen, J.N., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Control of confined vortex breakdown with partial rotating lids, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 738, 5-33, 2014.

Rao, A., Radi, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., A review of rotating cylinder wake transitions, Journal of Fluids and Structures,53, 2-14, 2015.

Sarvi, F., Jain, K., Arbatan, T., Verma, P.J., Hourigan, K., Thompson, M.C., Shen, W. & Chan, P., Cardiogenesis of embryonic stem cells with liquid marble micro-bioreactor, Advanced Healthcare Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201400138, 2014.

Assemat, P. & Hourigan, K., Evolution and Rupture of Vulnerable Plaques: A Review of Mechanical Effects, ChronoPhysiology and Therapy, 3, 2340, 2013.

Griffith, M.D., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C & Hourigan, K., Effect of Small Asymmetries on Axisymmetric Stenotic Flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 721, R1(11 pages), 2013.

Hourigan, K., Rao, A., Brons, M., Leweke, T. & Thompson, M.C.,Vorticity generation and wake transition for a translating cylinder: Wall proximity and rotation effects, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 12, 2-9, 2013.

Lee, H., Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M., & Vortex-induced vibration of a neutrally buoyant tethered sphere, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 719, 97-128, 2013.

Meunier, P. & Hourigan, K., Mixing in a vortex breakdown flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 731, 195-222, 2013.

Radi, A., Thompson, M.C., Rao, A., Hourigan, K. & Sheridan, J., Experimental evidence of new three-dimensional modes in the wake of a rotating cylinder, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 734, 567-594, 2013.

Radi, A., Thompson, M.C., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., From the circular cylinder to the flat plate wake: the variation of Strouhal number with Reynolds number for elliptical cylinders”, Physics of Fluids, 25, 101706, 2013.

Rao, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Three-dimensionality in the wake of a rapidly rotating cylinder in uniform flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 730, 379-391, 2013.

Rao, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Three-dimensionality in the wake of a rotating cylinder in a uniform flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 717, 1-29, 2013.

Rao, A., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., Dynamics and stability of the wake behind tandem cylinders sliding along a wall, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 722, 291-316, 2013.

Rao, S., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., The flow past a circular cylinder translating at different heights above a wall. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 41, 9-21, 2013.

Sarvi, F., Yue, Z., Hourigan, K., Thompson, M.C. & Chan, P.P.Y., Surface-functionalization of PDMS for Potential Micro-bioreactor and Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1(7), 987-996, 2013.

Thompson, M.C., Radi, A., Rao, A., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., Low-Reynolds-number wakes of elliptical cylinders: from the circular cylinder to the normal flat plate, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 751, 570-600, 2014.

 Journal articles

2017

Rao, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,
Three-dimensionality of elliptical cylinder wakes at low angles of incidence,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 825, 245-283, 2017.

Houdroge, F.Y., Leweke, T., Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M.C.,
Two- and three-dimensional wake transitions of an impulsively started uniformly rolling circular cylinder,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 826, 32-59, 2017.

Alam, M.M, Zheng, Q. & Hourigan, K.,
The wake and thrust by four side-by-side cylinders at low Re,
Journal of Fluids and Structures, 70, 131-134, 2017.

Gupta, P., Hourigan, K., Jadhan, S., Bellare, J. & Verma, P.,
Effect of lactate and pH on mouse pluripotent stem cells: importance of media analysis, Biochemical Engineering Journal,118, 25-33, 2017.

2016

Gupta, P., Ismadi, M.-Z., Verma, P.J., Fouras, A., Jadhav, S., Bellare, J. & Hourigan, K., Optimization of agitation speed in spinner flask for microcarrier structural integrity and expansion of induced pluripotent stem cells, Cytotechnology, 68, 45-59, 2016.

Hasani-Sadrabadi, M. M., Taranejoo, S., Dashtimoghadam, E., Bahlakeh, G., VanDersarl, J. J., Janmaleki, M., Majedi, F. S., Sharifi, F., Bertsch, A., Hourigan, K., Tayebi, L., Renaud, P. & Jacob, K. I,Microfluidic manipulation of core/shell nanoparticles for oral delivery of chemotherapeutics: a new treatment approach to colorectal cancer, Advanced Materials, 28, 4134-4141, 2016.

Houdroge, F.Y., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., Fluid-structure interaction of a rolling cylinder with offset centre-of-mass,
Advances in Fluid-Structure Interaction, Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design 133, 91-104, 2016.

Rao, A., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., A universal three-dimensional instability of the wakes of two-dimensional bluff bodies,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 792, 50-66, 2016.

Taranejoo, S., Chandrasekaran, R., Cheng, W. & Hourigan, K.,
Bioreducible PIE-functionalized glycol chitosan: a novel gene vector with reduced cytotoxicity and improved transfection efficiency,
Carbohydrate Polymers, 153, 160-168, 2016.

Taranejoo, S., Janmaleki , M., Pachenari, M., Seyedpour, S.M., Chandrasekaran, R., Cheng, W. & Hourigan, K.,
Dual effect of F-actin targeted nanocarrier combined with antimitotic drug on aggressive colorectal cancer cytoskeleton: allying dissimilar cell cytoskeleton disrupting mechanisms,
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 513, 464–472, 2016.

2015 

Carvalho, E., Verma, P., Hourigan, K. & Banerjee, R., Myocardial infarction: stem cell transplantation for cardiac regenerationFuture MedicineRegenerative Medicine, 10, 1025-1043, 2015.

Jones, M.,  Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M.C.,   A study of the geometry and parameter dependence of vortex breakdown,  Physics of Fluids, 27, 044102, 2015.

Rao, A., Radi, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K.,
The influence of a small upstream wire on transition in a rotating cylinder wake,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 769, R2:1-12, 2015.

Rao, A., Radi, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K.,A review of rotating cylinder wake transitions,   Journal of Fluids and Structures, 53, 2-14, 2015.   Audioslides (Copyright Elsevier Press)

Rao, A., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K.,Flow past a rotating cylinder translating at different gap heights along a wall,
Journal of Fluids and Structures,  57, 314-330, 2015.

Sarvi, F., Jain, K., Arbatan, T., Verma, P.J., Hourigan, K., Thompson, M.C., Shen, W. & Chan, P.,Cardiogenesis of embryonic stem cells with liquid marble micro-bioreactor,Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 77-86, 2015.

Taranejoo, S., Liu, J., Verma, P. & Hourigan, K.,A review of the developments of characteristics of PEI derivatives for gene delivery applications,
Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132(25), 7667-7674, 2015.

2014 

Assemat, P., Armitage, J., Siu, K., Contreras, K.G., Dart, A., Chin-Dusting, J. & Hourigan, K., Three-dimensional numerical simulation of blood flow in mouse aortic arch around atherosclerotic plaquesApplied Mathematical Modelling, 38, 4174-4185, 2014.

Assemat, P., Siu, K.K., Armitage, J.A., Hokke, S.N., Dart, A., Chin-Dusting, J. & Hourigan, K., Hemodynamical stress in mouse aortic arch with atherosclerotic plaques: preliminary study ofplaque progressionComputational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 10, 98-106, 2014.

Braza, M. & Hourigan, K.,Unsteady separation in fluid-structure interaction-I (Guest Editors, Special Volume) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 47, 1-1, 2014.   Front Cover of JFS  AudioSlides

Brøns, M., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., Vorticity generation and conservation for two-dimensional interfaces and boundariesJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 758, 63-93, 2014.  ( Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Carvalho, E., Verma, P., Hourigan, K. & Banerjee, R.,  Development of dual triggered in-situ gelling scaffolds for tissue engineeringPolymer International, 63, 1593-1599, 2014.

Ismadi, M.-Z., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., Experimental characterisation of fluid mechanics in spinner flask bioreactor,Processes,  2, 753-772, 2014 .

Ismadi, M.-Z., Gupta, P., Fouras, A., Verma, P., Jadhav, S., Bellare, J. & Hourigan, K., Flow characterization of spinner flask for induced pluripotent stem cell culture applicationPLOS ONE,   9(10), e106493, 2014.

Mununga, L., Lo Jacono, D., Sørensen, J.N., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Control of confined vortex breakdown with partial rotating lids,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 738, 5-33, 2014.    Front Cover of JFM (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Thompson, M.C., Radi, A., Rao, A., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., Low-Reynolds-number wakes of elliptical cylinders: from the circular cylinder to the normal flat plateJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 751, 570-600, 2014.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

2013

Assemat, P. & Hourigan, Evolution and Rupture of Vulnerable Plaques: A Review of Mechanical EffectsChronoPhysiology and Therapy, 3, 23–40, 2013.

Griffith, M.D., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C & Hourigan, K., Effect of Small Asymmetries on Axisymmetric Stenotic FlowJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 721, R1-1:R1-11, 2013. (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Hourigan, K., Rao, A., Brøns, M., Thompson, M.C. & Leweke, T.,Vorticity generation and the wake transitions for a rotating cylinder near a wall, 
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 12, 2-9, 2013.    AudioSlides 

Ismadi, M.-Z., Higgins, S., Samarage, C., Paganin, D., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A.,     Optimisation of a stirred bioreactor through the use of a novel Holographic Correlation Velocimetry flow measurement technique,  PLOS ONE, 8(6), e65714, 2013.

Lee, H., Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M., Vortex-induced vibration of a neutrally buoyant tethered sphere,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 719, 97-128, 2013.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Meunier, P. & Hourigan, K., Mixing in a vortex breakdown flow,
journal of Fluid Mechanics, 731, 195-222, 2013.   Front Cover of JFM (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Radi, A., Thompson, M.C., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., From the circular cylinder to the flat plate wake: the variation of Strouhal number with Reynolds number for elliptical cylinders,Physics of Fluids, 25, 101706, 2013.

Radi, A., Thompson, M.C., Rao, A., Hourigan, K. & Sheridan, J., Experimental evidence of new three-dimensional modes in the wake of a rotating cylinder,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 734, 567-594, 2013.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Rao, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Three-dimensionality in the wake of a rotating cylinder in a uniform flowJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 717, 1-29, 2013.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Rao, A., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Three-dimensionality in the wake of a rapidly rotating cylinder in uniform flowJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 730, 379-391, 2013.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Rao, A., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., Dynamics and stability of the wake behind tandem cylinders sliding along a wallJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 722, 291-316, 2013.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Rao, A., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., The flow past a circular cylinder translating at different heights above a wallJournal of Fluids and Structures, 41, 9-21, 2013.

Sarvi, F., Yue, Z., Hourigan, K., Thompson, M.C. & Chan, P.P.Y., Surface-functionalization of PDMS for potential micro-bioreactor and embryonic stem cell culture applicationsjournal of Materials Chemistry B, 1(7), 987-996, 2013.

2012

Dubsky, S., Jamison, R., Higgins, S., Siu, K., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A.,      Computed Tomographic X-ray Velocimetry for simultaneous 3D measurement of velocity and geometry in opaque vessels,Experiments in Fluids, 52, 543-554, 2012.

Fouras, A., Allison, B.J., Kitchen, M.J., Dubsky, S., Nguyen, J.T., Hourigan, K., Siu, K.W., Lewis, R.A., Wallace, M.J. & Hooper, S.B., Altered lung motion is a sensitive indicator of regional lung disease, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40(5), 1160-9, 2012.

Gupta, P., Verma, P., Hourigan, K., Bellare, J. & Jadhav, S.,Metabolic analysis of fibroblast conditioned media and comparison with theoretical modeling,           World Academcy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 72, 270-274, 2012.

Hourigan, K.,Biomedical Engineering Imaging,Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 13(11), 2103, 2012.

Rao, A., Passagia, P.-Y., Bolnot, H., Thompson, M.C., Hourigan, K. & Leweke, T.,    Transition to chaos in the wake of a rolling sphereJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 722, 291-316, 2012.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Samarage, C.R., Carberry, J., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., Optimisation of temporal averaging processes in PIVExperiments in Fluids,  52, 617–631, 2012.

2011

Bolnot, H., Passaggia, P.-Y.,  Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K.,Wake transition of a rolling sphere,  Journal of Visualization, 14, 1-2, 2011.

Griffith, M.D., Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C & Hourigan, K.,Vortex shedding and three-dimensional behaviour of flow past a cylinder confined in a channel,
Journal of Fluids and Structures 27, 855-860, 2011.

Griffith, M.D., Schouveiler, L., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Dynamics of the flow around colliding spheresJournal of Fluids and Structures, 27, 1349-1356, 2011.

Ismadi, M.-Z., Meunier, P., Fouras, A. & Hourigan, K.,Experimental control of vortex breakdown by density effects,  Physics of Fluids, 23, 034104, 2011.

Jamison, R.A., Dubsky, S., Siu, K.W., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., X-ray velocimetry and haemodynamic forces within a stenosed femoral model at physiological flow ratesAnnals of Biomedical Engineering, 39, 1643-53 , 2011.

Khor, M., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., Power-Spectral density estimate of the Bloor-Gerrard instability in flows around circular cylindersExperiments in Fluids, 50, 527–534, 2011.

Kumar, V., Ng, I., Sheard, G., Brocher, E., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., Application of Particle Image Velocimetry and Reference Image Topography to jet shock cells using the hydraulic analogyExperiments in Fluids, 51, 543-551, 2011.

Ng, I., Kumar, V., Sheard, G.J., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A., Experimental study of simultaneous measurement of velocity and surface topography –
 In the wake of a circular cylinder at low Reynolds numberExperiments in Fluids, 50, 587-595, 2011.

Rao, A., Stewart, B. E., Thompson, M. C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., Flows past rotating cylinders next to a wallJournal of Fluids and Structures, 27, 668-679, 2011.

Roy, C., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Experiments on the elliptic instability in vortex pairs with axial core flowJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 677, 383–416, 2011.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

2010

Dubsky, S., Jamison, R., Irvine, S., Siu, K., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A.,Computed tomographic X-ray velocimetry,Applied Physics Letters, 96, 023702, 2010, doi:10.1063/1.3285173.

Griffith, M. D., Thompson, M. C., Leweke, T.  & Hourigan, K.,Convective instability in steady stenotic flow: optimal transient growth and experimental observation,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 655, 2010, 504 – 514.    (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Heibert, D., Lithgow, B. & Hourigan, K.,Computer models of the vestibular head tilt response, and their relationship to EVestG and Meniere’s Disease,
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 65, 41, 942-955, 2010.

Leontini, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,A numerical study of global frequency selection in the time-mean wake of a circular cylinder,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 645, 435 – 446, 2010 (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Ng, I., Kumar, V., Sheard, G.J., Hourigan, K. & Fouras, A.,Surface topography of jet shock cells in a hydraulic analogy, Journal of Visualization, 13 (3), pp. 175-176, 2010.

Stewart, B.E., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K.,Numerical and experimental studies of the rolling sphere wake,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 643, 137–162, 2010. (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Stewart, B.E., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., The wake behind a cylinder rolling on a wall at varying rotation rates,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 648, 225 – 256, 2010.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

2009

Brøns, M., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Dye Visualization near a 3D stagnation point: application to the vortex breakdown bubbleJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 622, 177-194, 2009.  Front Cover of JFM   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Fouras, A., Dusting, J., Sheridan, J., Kawahashi, M., Hirahara, H. & Hourigan, K.,    Engineering imaging – Using particle image velocimetry to see physiology in a new light,Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 36(2), 238-247, 2009.

Fouras, A., Kitchen, M.J., Dubsky, S., Lewis, R.A., Hooper, S.B. & Hourigan, K.,         The past, present and future of X-ray technology for in vivo imaging of function and form,Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 102009:1-14, 2009.

Fouras, A., Lo Jacono, D., Nguyen, V.N. & Hourigan, K.,Volumetric Correlation PIV: a new technique for 3D velocity vector field measurement,       Experiments in Fluids, 47, 569–577, 2009.

Griffith, M.D., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Pulsatile flow in stenotic geometries: flow behaviour and stability,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 622, 291-320, 2009.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Hourigan, K.,(Guest Editor) Frontiers in Research Reviews:  New frontiers in biomedical engineering,Clinical and Experimental Physiology and Pharmacology, 36(2), 192, 2009.

Leweke, T., Schouveiler, L., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Erratum to “Unsteady flow around impacting bluff bodies”,Journal of Fluids and Structures, 24, 1194-1203, 2009.

Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Motion of a Möbius band in free fall.,Journal of Fluids and Structures, 25, 687–696, 2009.

Tan, B.T., Liow, K., Mununga, L., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M.C.,             Simulation of the control of vortex breakdown in a closed cylinder using a small rotating diskPhysics of Fluids, 21(2), 024104:1-8, 2009.

2008

Fouras, A., Lo Jacono, D. & Hourigan, K., Target-free Stereo PIV: a novel technique with inherent error estimation and improved accuracy,           Experiments in Fluids,  44(2), 317-329, 2008.

Fouras, A., Lo Jacono, D., Sheard, G. J. & Hourigan, K.,Measurement of instantaneous velocity and surface topography of a cylinder at low Reynolds number,Journal of Fluids and Structures, 24(8), 1271-1277, 2008.

Griffith, M.D., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Steady inlet flow in stenotic geometries: convective and absolute instabilitiesjournal of Fluid Mechanics, 616, 111–133, 2008.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Khor, M., Sheridan, J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Global frequency selection in the wake of a circular cylinder,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 601, 425-441, 2008.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Leweke, T., Schouveiler, L., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Unsteady flow around impacting bluff bodiesJournal of Fluids and Structures, 1194-1203, 24(8), 2008.

Lo Jacono, D., Sørensen, J.N., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Control of vortex breakdown in a closed cylinder with a small rotating rodJournal of Fluids and Structures, 24(8), 1278-1283, 2008.

Sheard, G.J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Flow normal to a short cylinder with free hemispherical ends,  Physics of Fluids, 20(4), 041701, 2008.

Stewart, B.E., Leweke, T., Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M.C., Wake formation behind a rolling spherePhysics of Fluids, 20(4), 071704:1-4, 2008.

2007

Buchanan, A., Macartney, R., Mark C. Thompson, M. C., Brocher, E.  & Hourigan, K., Hydraulic analogy study of supersonic rectangular jet screech control with cylindersAIAA Journal, 45(7), 1539-1545, 2007.

Fouras, A., Dusting, J. & Hourigan, K.,  A simple calibration technique for stereoscopic particle image velocimetryExperiments in Fluids, doi 10.1007/s00348-007-0293-3, 42(5), 799-810, 2007.

Fouras, A.Dusting, J., Lewis, R. & Hourigan, K., Three-dimensional synchrotron X-ray PIVJournal of Applied Physics, 102, 064916, 2007 (also Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, 14(7), 2007).

Griffith, M.D., Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T., Hourigan, K. & Anderson, W.P.,    Wake behaviour and instability of flow through a partially blocked channel,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 582, 319 – 340, 2007.

Hirahara, H., Kawahashi, M., Khan, M.U. & Hourigan, K., Experimental investigation of fluid dynamic instability in a transonic cavity flow,
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 31(4), 333-347, 2007.

Leontini, J., Thompson, M. & Hourigan, K.,Three-dimensional transition in the wake of a transversely oscillating cylinder,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 577, 79 – 104, 2007.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Ryan, K., Thompson, M. & Hourigan, K., The effect of mass ratio and tether length on the flow around a tethered cylinder,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 591, 117 – 144, 2007.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Sheard, G.J., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Flow around an impulsively arrested circular cylinder,  Physics of Fluids, 19, 083601-1:14, 2007.

Thompson, M.C., Leweke, T. & Hourigan, K., Sphere-wall collision: vortex dynamics and stability,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 575, 121-148, 2007.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Thouas, G., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., A Bioreactor model of mouse tumor progressionJ. Biomedicine and Biotechnology (now BioMed Research International), Article ID 32754, 9 pages, 2007.

2006

Dusting, J., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., A fluid dynamics approach to bioreactor design for cell and tissue cultureBiotechnology and Bioengineering, 94, 1196-1208, 2006.

Fouras, A., Hourigan, K., Kawahashi, M. & Hirahara, H.,  An improved free surface topographic technique,  Journal of Visualization, 9, 49-56, 2006.

Khalil, S., Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M.C., Effects of axial pulsing on unconfined vortex breakdownPhysics of Fluids, 18, 038102, 2006.

Leontini, J.S., Stewart, B.E., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Predicting vortex-induced vibration from driven oscillation results,  Applied Mathematical Modelling, 30, 1096-1102, 2006.

Leontini, J., Stewart, B., Thompson, M. & Hourigan, K., Wake-state and energy transitions of an oscillating cylinder at low Reynolds numberPhysics of Fluids, 18, 067101, 2006.

Leontini, J.S., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., The beginning of branching behaviour during vortex-induced vibration at 2-D Reynolds numbers,
Journal of Fluids and Structures, 22, 857-864, 2006.

Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,Instability of the flow around an impacting sphere, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 22, 961-971, 2006.

Liow, Y.S.K., Tan, B.T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Sound generated in laminar flow past a two-dimensional rectangular cylinderjournal of Sound and Vibration, 295, 407-427, 2006.

Stewart, B.E., Leweke, T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Flow dynamics and forces associated with a cylinder rolling along a wallPhysics of Fluids, 18(11), 111701, 2006.

Tago, D., Hirahara, H., Kawahashi, M. &. Hourigan, K., Experimental analysis of shear stress at a local area in a disk rotating bioreactor,Journal of the Visualization Society of Japan, 26, No. 2, 311-314, 2006.

Thompson, M.C., Hourigan, K., Ryan, K. & Sheard, G.J., Wake transition of two-dimensional cylinders and axisymmetric bluff bodiesJournal of Fluids and Structures, 22, 793-806, 2006.

Thompson, M.C., Hourigan, K., Cheung, A. & Leweke, T., Hydrodynamics of a particle impact on a wall, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 30(11), 1356-1369, 2006.

2005

Liow, Y.S.K., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,The sound generated from a pair of viscous co-axial vortex rings,  AIAA Journal, 43(2), 326-336, 2005.
McBean, I., Hourigan, K., Thompson, M.C. & Liu, F., Prediction of flutter of turbine blades in a transonic annular cascade,  ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 127, 1053-1058, 2005.

Mills, R., Sheridan, J. & Hourigan, K., Wake of forced flow around elliptical leading edge platesJournal of Fluids and Structures, 20, 157-176, 2005.
Reichl, P., Hourigan K. & Thompson, M.C., Flow past a cylinder close to a free surfaceJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 533, 269 – 296, 2005.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Ryan, K., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Three-dimensional transition in the wake of elongated bluff bodies,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 538, 1-29, 2005.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Ryan, K., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Variation in the critical mass ratio of a freely oscillating cylinder as a function of Reynolds numberPhysics of Fluids (Letters), 17(3), 038106-9, 2005.

Sheard, G.J., Hourigan, K. & Thompson, M.C., Computations of the drag coefficients for low-Reynolds-number flow past ringsJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 526, 257-275, 2005.   (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Sheard, G.J., Thompson, M.C., Hourigan, K. & Leweke, T., The evolution of a subharmonic mode in a vortex streetJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 534, 23-38, 2005.  (Copyright Cambridge University Press)

Sheard, G.J., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., The subharmonic mechanism of the Mode C instabilityPhysics of Fluids, 17 (11), 111702 (4 pages), 2005.

Tan, B.T., Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K., Evaluating fluid forces on bluff bodies using partial velocity dataJournal of Fluids and Structures, 20, Issue 1, 5-24,   2005.
Thompson, M.C. & Hourigan, K.,