Staff

Permanent Staff

  • Dr Josie Carberry Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Biofluid mechanics, cardiovascular flows, platelet activation and adhesion, flow profiles and shearing in atherosclerosis, bluff body aerodynamics, flow induced vibrations, flow measurement techniques, particle image velocimetry. Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 59646 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825 Website: http://ldi.monash.edu
  • A/Prof Andreas Fouras Director, Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging (LDI), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Synchrotron-based in-vivo cardiovascular imaging and velocimetry, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) techniques, boundary-layer flows, experimental measurement and diagnostic techniques. Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 53493 / Fax: +61 3 990 58381
  • Prof Kerry Hourigan Director, Division of Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Research Interests: Biological and biomedical engineering and imaging, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), aeroacoustics, turbomachinery, mineral processing fluid dynamics, supersonic Jets. Address: Division of Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 59624 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825
  • Dr Kris Ryan Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Wake instabilities, vortex dynamics, non-linear dynamics, bluff-body fluid mechanics. Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 51724, +61 3 990 50043 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825
  • A/Prof Gregory J Sheard Director, The Sheard Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Bio-fluid mechanics, computational blood flow modelling, application and development of high-order methods for computational fluid dynamics (including spectral-element methods), bluff-body flows and wake instabilities, linear & non-linear stability analysis. Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 51182 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825 Website: http://sheardlab.com
  • Prof John Sheridan Chair of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Bluff-Body Aerodynamics, Wake Stability and Control, Wake-Wave Interactions, Vehicle Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanicsof Bioreactors, Particle Image Velocimetry. Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 54913 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825
  • Prof Mark Thompson Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), numerical methods, aeroacoustics, turbomachinery, simulation of three-dimensional flows, non-Newtonian fluid flows. Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Phone: +61 3 990 59645 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825

Malaysia Staff

  • Dr Tan Boon Thong Lecturer, Department of Engineering, Monash University (Malaysia) Research Interests: Stirred Tank bioreactors in relation to mamalian cell culture, swirling flows and the control of vortex breakdown, flow around bluff bodies and flow stability, computational Aero-acoustic modelling. Address: School of Engineering, Sunway Campus, Monash University, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 46150, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Phone: +60 3 5514 6246 / Fax: +60 3 5514 6207 (Attn: Dr Tan Boon Thong, Department of Engineering)

Visiting Academics

  • Professor Morten Brøns (homepage) Duration: September 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013. Research Interests: Dynamical systems in fluid mechanics, singular perturbations of ODEs, non-linear dynamics, industrial mathematics. Home Institution: Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark.
  • Professor Jens Sørensen (homepage) Duration: February-May 2006. Research Interests: Aerodynamics, bio-fluid dynamics, hydrodynamic instabilities, rotating flows. Home Institution: Institut for Mekanisk Teknologi, Technical University of Denmark.
  • Dr Lionel Schouveiler (homepage) Duration: February-May 2006. Research Interests: Fundamental and experimental fluid mechanics (rotating disk flows, bluff body wakes, fluid flow / flexible structure interactions. Home Institution:Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE) & UMR 6594 CNRS / Universités Aix-Marseille I & II.
  • Dr Thomas Leweke (homepage) Duration: November 2002-January 2003, March-April 2006, 2008, 2010. Research Interests: Experimental fluid mechanics, instabilities in wake flows and vortex flows. Home Institution:Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE) & UMR 6594 CNRS / Universités Aix-Marseille I & II.
  • Professor André Giovannini (homepage) Duration: Late 2003. Research Interests: Stability theory, vortex methods for computational fluid dynamics. Home Institution:Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT) & Département de Mécanique Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III.
  • Professor Charles HK Williamson (homepage) Duration: January-February 2003. Research Interests: Bluff body wakes and vortex induced vibration. Home Institution:Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratories, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
  • Professor Michel Provansal Duration: December 2002. Research Interests: Instabilities in fluid flows, bluff body wakes, oscillating cylinder wakes. Home Institution:Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE) & UMR 6594 CNRS / Universités Aix-Marseille I & II.
  • Dr Patrice Le Gal (homepage) Duration: December 2002. Research Interests: Wakes, rotating flows, turbulence, Ginzburg-Landau model. Home Institution:Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE) & UMR 6594 CNRS / Universités Aix-Marseille I & II.
  • Dr David Lo Jacono (homepage) Duration: 2012-13, 2013-14 (3 months), 2014-15 (3 months). Research Interests: Wakes, rotating flows, experimental techniques, stability analysis. Home Institution:Institut de Mecanique des Fluides de Toulouse, UMR 5502 Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Postgraduate Students

Name

Degree

Topic

Supervisor(s)

Commenced

Anchal (Sareen) PhD Flow-induced vibration, including the effects of rotation and free-surfaces& plasma fusion Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan 2014
Bell, James Robin PhD High speed train aerodynamics Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & David Burton 2011
Bhat, Shantanu PhD Unsteady loads on wing planforms Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & Kerry Hourigan 2014
Carvalho, Edmund PhD In situ gelling nano-particulate systems for tissue engineering using stem cells Kerry Hourigan 2011
Corallo, Matt PhD Active control of streamwise vortices for generic automotive geometries Mark C Thompson & John Sheridan 2011
Divisekera, Upulie Pabasarie PhD Delivery of nanoparticles across cell membranes through engineered pore-forming toxins Kerry Hourigan 2012
Gaddam, Anvesh PhD (IITB) Design and Fabrication of patterned surfaces Rajneesh Bhardwaj(IITB) & Mark C Thompson 2013
Houdroge, Farah Yasmina PhD Wakes from freely rolling bodies Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan 2013
Jain, Kanika PhD Differentiation explansion and characterisation of mouse embryonic, induced pluripotent stem cells to cardiomyocytes Kerry Hourigan 2011
Kundu, Anup PhD (IITB) Computational modelling of heat transfer in complex geometries with multiphase flows Rajneesh Bhardwaj(IITB) & Mark C Thompson 2014
Li, Chaoran PhD Freight train Aerodynamics John Sheridan, Mark C Thompson & David Burton 2013
McArthur, Damian PhD Truck Aerodynamics John Sheridan, Mark C Thompson & David Burton 2012
Mishra, Rahul PhD (IITB) Immersed boundary solver for fluid-structure vibration problems in biological flows Rajneesh Bhardwaj(IITB) & Mark C Thompson 2014
Roy, Subhadip PhD Computational modelling of freight train aerodynamics John Sheridan & Mark C Thompson 2014
Taranejoo, Shahrouz PhD A Novel Smart Drug Delivery System Based on Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Kerry Hourigan 2013
Venning, James Andrew PhD Flow regimes of inclined plates Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan, David Lo Jacono & David Burton 2011
Walmsley, Christopher William PhD (deferred) Beware the black Box. Investigating the sensitivity of FEA simulations to modelling factors in comparative biomechanics Colin McHenry, Mark C Thompson& Kerry Hourigan 2014
Wang, Shibo PhD Computational modelling of high speed train slip stream Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & David Burton 2014

Past Postgraduates

 

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Degree

Supervisors

Topic

Post-Degree Employment

Atvars, Karlis PhD (2007, submitted) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Control of Vortex Breakdown in a Swirling Jet Academia (UK)
Browne, Patrick MEngSci (2006) John Sheridan, Josie Carberry & Kerry Hourigan Vortex Induced Vibration of a Tethered Cylinder Offshore Engineer, BPP Consultancies, (London, UK)
Brydon, Andrew PhD (2000) Michael Page & Mark C Thompson Computational Fluid Dynamics Los Alamos Laboratories (USA)
Buchanan, Anthony MEngSci (2006) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Supersonic Jet Noise Capgemini (Melbourne, Australia)
Burton, David PhD (2004) John Sheridan & Jeff Saunders Vehicular Aerodynamics Ford Product Development (Geelong, Australia)
Carberry, Josie PhD (2003) John Sheridan Experimental study of vortex induced vibration Lecturer, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Cheung, Alex MEngSci (2003) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Predicted flow around bluff bodies: interference effects and wall impactsd Industry
Dusting, Jonathan PhD (2006) John Sheridan & Kerry Hourigan Bioreactor Flows Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Eaddy, Michael PhD (2004) John Sheridan & William Melbourne Wind Tunnel Flows around Bluff Bodies Mel Consulting (Melbourne)
Elston, John PhD (2006) Hugh Blackburn & John Sheridan Bluff Body Wake Prediction Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Fitzgerald, Aran MEngSci (2006) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Vortex Breakdown, Bioengineering Alstom (Baden, Switzerland)
Gilholme, Brendan PhD (2003) John Sheridan & William Melbourne Automotive aerodynamics Sauber Formula 1 (Aerodynamics team, Europe)
Griffith, Martin PhD Cotutelle (2007, submitted) Mark C Thompson, Kerry Hourigan & Thomas Leweke Fluid Dynamics through Stenoses Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Johnson, Shaun PhD (2006) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Vehicular Aerodynamics Ferrari Formula 1 team (Italy)
Jones, Michael PhD (2003) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson A study of the mechanism for vortex breakdown and some measures for its control Industry (Japan)
Khalil, Sammy PhD (2006) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Vortex Breakdown in a Swirling Jet Industry (Australia)
Khor, Moses PhD (1998) John Sheridan & Kerry Hourigan Investigations on the stability of the near-wake of a cylinder Ministry (Melbourne, Australia)
Leontini, Justin PhD (2007) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Forced and Free Vibrations Senior Lecturer - Swinburne University of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow, IRPHE (Marseille, France); Researcher, CSIRO (Melbourne, Australia); Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Liow, Keith PhD (2004) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Sound Radiated from Vortex Flows Lecturer, Monash University (Malaysia)
McBean, Ivan PhD (2003) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Simulation of 3-dimensional aeroelastic effects in turbomachinery cascades Alstom (Baden, Switzerland)
Mills, Richard PhD (1998) John Sheridan & Kerry Hourigan Vortex interaction in flows over bluff bodies Schlumberger (Paris, France)
Mununga, Lewis PhD (2005) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Blade design in Mixing Vessels Mechanical Engineer, Hatch Engineering Consulting, Mississauga, Canada
Okada, Mitsushi PhD (2006) John Sheridan & Mark C Thompson Flow past an Ahmed body Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Pregnalato, Craig PhD (2003) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Flow around spheres and tethered bodies WBM Engineering & Environmental Consultants (Melbourne, Australia)
Reichl, Paul PhD  (2002) Kerry Hourigan Flow past a cylinder close to a free surface Silver Brook Research (Australia)
Roy, Clement PhD (2008) Thomas Leweke, Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Vortex dynamics & stability Unknown
Rigopoulos, John PhD (1998) John Sheridan & Mark C Thompson Numerical simulation of Taylor-Couette flow and state selection in Taylor vortex flow Unknown
Ryan, Kris PhD  (2004) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Flow around long plates and circular cylinders Senior Lecturer, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Sheard, Gregory J PhD  (2004) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Stability and structure of the flow past rings Associate Professor, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Stewart, Bronwyn PhD Cotutelle  (2008) Kerry Hourigan, Mark C Thompson & Thomas Leweke Flow past a sphere rolling near a wall Unknown
Rao, Anirudh N. PhD   (2012) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Flow dynamics of bluff bodies Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Swalwell, Katrina PhD  (2005) John Sheridan & William Melbourne Wind Turbines Hydro Tasmania (Melbourne, Australia)
Tan, Kenny (Boon Thong) PhD (2000) Mark C Thompson Vortex shedding from rectangular plates Lecturer, Monash University (Malaysia)
Tan, Mervyn (E K M) MEngSci (2001) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Self sustaining oscillations of flow around a leading and trailing fence Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Zhao, Jisheng PhD   (2012) John Sheridan & David Lo Jacano Flow-induced vibration of circular and square cylinder with low mass and damping Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)