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Emeritus Prof. John Sheridan
Professor 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, 17 College Walk, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
: +61 3 990 54913 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825

Webpage: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/johnsheridan


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Prof. Kerry Hourigan
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Biological and biomedical engineering and imaging, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), aeroacoustics, turbomachinery, mineral processing fluid dynamics, supersonic jets.
Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
: +61 3 990 59624 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825

Webpage: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/kerryhourigan


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Prof. Mark Thompson
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 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, 17 College Walk, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
: +61 3 990 59645 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825

Webpage: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/markthompson


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Dr. Timothy Crouch
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Aeroacoustics, industrial fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, wake flows, bluff body flows, sport aerodynamics, wind engineering, wind energy.
Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
: +61 3 990 59253 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825



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Dr. Jisheng Zhao
ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Aerodynamics, turbulence, experimental fluid mechanics, wind engineering, fluid-structure interaction, wind tunnel modeling, hydrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, particle image velocimetry techniques.
Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
: +61 3 990 51615 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825



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Dr. Shibo Wang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics, wind engineering, turbulence modelling, wind tunnel testing, applied aerodynamics, bluff body aerodynamics, vechicle aerodynamics, train aerodynmics, sport aerodynamics, 3D scan and modelling.
Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
: +61 3 990 53584 / Fax: +61 3 990 51825



Honorary Associates

  • Prof. Gregory Sheard (homepage)
    Research Interests: Intersection between magnetohydrodynamic flows, rotating flows, and natural convection; heat transport and enhancement in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) duct flows; quasi-two-dimensionalisation of MHD flows; natural convection flows - specifically horizontally driven convection flows, their stability, and the scaling at high Rayleigh number; the application and development of high-order methods for computational fluid dynamics (including spectral-element methods); bluff-body flows and the associated wake dynamics and instabilities; and linear & non-linear stability analysis of these flows.
    Home Institution:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia


  • Prof. Andreas Fouras
    Research Interests: Synchrotron-based in-vivo cardiovascular imaging and velocimetry, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) techniques, boundary-layer flows, experimental measurement and diagnostic techniques.
    Home Institution:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia


  • Prof. Kris Ryan
    Research Interests: Wake instabilities, vortex dynamics, non-linear dynamics, bluff-body fluid mechanics.
    Home Institution:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia


  • Dr. Josie Carberry
    Research Interests: Wakes, rotating flows, experimental techniques, stability analysis.
    Home Institution:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia


  • A/Prof. Justin Leontini (homepage)
    Research Interests: Fluid-structure interaction, instability and transition of fluid flows, bluff-body fluid dynamics, renewable energy.
    Home Institution:Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia


  • Dr. David Lo Jacono
    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.
    Home Institution:Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT), Université de Toulouse, Allée Camille Soula, F-31400 Toulouse, France


  • Dr. Martin Griffith
    Research Interests: Cycling aerodynamics, Pipe flows, stenosed arterial flows, stability and transition in fluid flows.


  • Dr. Tan Boon Thong
    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.
    Home Institution:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University (Malaysia)


  • Visiting Academics

  • Dr. Olivier Marquet
    Duration: January-March 2020.
    Research Interests: Fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, control theory, structural dynamics, nonlinear analysis.
    Home Institution:ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab, Palaiseau, France


  • Prof. 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.


  • Prof. Jens Sørensen (homepage)
    Duration: February-May 2006.
    Research Interests: Aerodynamics, bio 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.


  • Prof. 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.


  • Prof. 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.


  • Prof. 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.


  • Prof. 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.

  • Mountain View

    Alexander Lennard
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Modelling the flow structure on generic flow geometries subject to addons such as spoilers
    Supervisors: David Burton & Mark C Thompson
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Anil Pasam
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Understanding the movement of cricket balls as a function of surface texture and bowling speed
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson & David Burton
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Ariq Quazi
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Understanding the aerodynamic drag on freight trains subject to real atmospheric conditions and how the drag of individual wagons contribute to the overall drag
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson, David Burton & Timothy Crouch
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Christopher Brown
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: The intermediate and far wake of cyclists, relevant to the aerodynamics forces experienced by trailing cyclists
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson, David Burton & Timothy Crouch
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Daniel Tudball-Smith
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: An experimental and numerical investigation of the vortical flow structures produced during flapping of wings, with particular emphasis on the behaviour when rotation ceases.
    Supervisors Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & Donald Rockwell(Lehigh University).
    Research Interests:Low Reynolds number flight, road and race vehicle aerodynamics, bluff body fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), particle image velocimetry (PIV)
    Address:Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800
    : +61 3990 53512



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    Gershom Easenesan
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: An experimental and numerical study of wake control of square-back Ahmed body using novel sucking and blowing
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson & David Burton
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    John Kearns
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Understanding the flow in the left ventricle of a human heart over a pulse period, with implications for clotting, stroke and heart attack
    Supervisors: Murray Rudman, Mark C Thompson & Andrew Taylor (Monash/Alfred Hospital)
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Jordan Dunlop
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Passive and active flow control for control slipstream from high-speed trains
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Matthew Corallo
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Active control of the wake from square-back geometries, with relevance to drag reduction for transport vehicles
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson & John Sheridan
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800
    : +61 3990 53512



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    Rahul Mishra
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Vortex induced vibration under conditions of non-standard elastic mounting systems
    Supervisors: Rajneesh Bhardwaj (IITB), Mark C Thompson & Jisheng Zhao
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Siddharth Gupta
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Hydrodynamic propulsion from slim fish-inspired geometries subject to carangiform motion
    Supervisors: Atul Sharma (IITB), Mit Agrawal (IITB), Kerry Hourigan , Mark C Thompson & Jisheng Zhao
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Stephen Terrington
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: Development of a two and three-dimensional theory for vorticity transport at two-phase interphases
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Terence Avadiar
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: An experimental study of the wake of an estate version of the DrivAer generic automobile
    Supervisors: David Burton, John Sheridan & Mark C Thompson
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



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    Thomas McQueen
    PhD candidate
    PhD topic: An experimental study of the control of separation and reattachment through sucking and blowing for the flow over a double backward-facing step
    Supervisors: Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & David Burton
    Address: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 17 College Walk, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800



     

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    Post-Degree Employment

    Aljubaily, Daniah MEngSc (Res) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Numerical modelling of turbulent flow around elliptical cylinders at Re=3900 PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne
    Assemat, Pauline Post Doctoral Fellow Kerry Hourigan Biological flows Post Doctoral Fellow at IMFT, France
    Atvars, Karlis PhD (2007) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Control of vortex breakdown in a swirling jet Aerodynamics Engineer at Airbus
    Bell, James PhD (2015) Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & David Burton High-speed train aerodynamics Research Engineer, DLR (Germany)
    Berry, Joseph PhD (2008) John Sheridan, Josie Carberry & Mark Thompson Numerical modelling of cell deformation Research Fellow at CSIRO
    Bhat, Shantanu PhD  (2018) Mark C Thompson, Kerry Hourigan, John Sheridan & Jisheng Zhao Aerodynamics of a rotating and flapping insect wing Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia)
    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 Senior Lecturer/Monash Wind Tunnel Manager, Monash University
    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
    Chi, Shian MEngSci (2019) Mark C Thompson & David Burton Modelling the flow near the drag crisis with applications to cycling aerodynamics wall impactsd Industry
    Dehtyriov, Daniel MEngSc (Res) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan The interaction wing tip vortices near the ground PhD Candidate at Oxford University (UK)
    Dusting, Jonathan PhD (2006) John Sheridan & Kerry Hourigan Bioreactor Flows Research Associate, Kings College, London.
    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)
    Gaddam, Anvesh PhD  Rajneesh Bhardwaj (IITB) & Mark C Thompson Design and Fabrication of patterned surfaces Unkown
    Gilholme, Brendan PhD (2003) John Sheridan & William Melbourne Automotive aerodynamics Sauber Formula 1 (Aerodynamics team, Europe)
    Griffith, Martin PhD Cotutelle (2007) Mark C Thompson, Kerry Hourigan & Thomas Leweke Fluid Dynamics through Stenoses Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
    Harbig, Robert PhD (2014) Mark C Thompson & John Sheridan The Role of Wing Morphology in the Aerodynamics of Insect Flights Junior CFD Aerodynamicist, Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team
    Houdroge, Farah PhD  (2018) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Dynamics of bluff body interactions with walls Baker IDT (Melbourne, Australia)
    Johnson, Shaun PhD (2006) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Vehicular aerodynamics Ferrari Formula 1 team (Italy), Tesla Motors
    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)
    Kundu, Anup PhD  Rajneesh Bhardwaj (IITB) & Mark C Thompson Computational modelling of heat transfer in complex geometries with multiphase flows Unkown
    Liow, Keith PhD (2004) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Sound radiated from vortex flows Lecturer, Monash University (Malaysia)
    Maleki, Siavash PhD (2019) Mark C Thompson & David Burton Numerical modelling of the flow around freight trains Industry
    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
    Nazarinia, Mehdi PhD (2010) John Sheridan, David Lo Jacono & Mark C Thompson Flow around oscillating circular cylinders Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University, United Arab Emirates
    Nemes, Andras PhD (2014) John Sheridan, David Lo Jacono & Hugh Blackburn Wind turbine wakes University of Minnesota, US
    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)
    Qadri, Mateen (Abdul) MEngSc Mark C Thompson, Murray Rudman & Andrew Taylor (Monash/Alfred Hospital) Filling and Emptying of the left ventricle of a human heart as an indicator of disease states Industry
    Radi, Alexander. PhD   (2012) John Sheridan, Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Three-dimensionality and secondary vortex street in the wake of cylindrical bluff bodies Renewables & Environment, Emden Area, Germany
    Rajamuni, Methma PhD  (2019) Mark C Thompson & Kerry Hourigan Wake transitions and fluid-structure interactions of rotating bluff bodies Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
    Rao, Anirudh N. PhD   (2012) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Flow dynamics of bluff bodies Research Fellow, Monash University (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)
    Sareen, Anchal PhD  (2018) Mark C Thompson, Kerry Hourigan, John Sheridan & Jisheng Zhao Flow-induced vibration of a sphere Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Minnesota (USA)
    Sheard, Gregory J PhD  (2004) Kerry Hourigan & Mark C Thompson Stability and structure of the flow past rings Associate Professor, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
    Sherry, Michael PhD  (2004) John Sheridan & David Lo Jacono Wind turbine wakes Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Calgary, Canada
    Soti, Atul PhD   (2018) Rajneesh Bhardwaj, Mark C Thompson & John Sheridan Numerical simulations of vortex-induced vibrations Assisant Professor, IIT (Guwahati, India)
    Stewart, Bronwyn PhD Cotutelle  (2008) Kerry Hourigan, Mark C Thompson & Thomas Leweke Flow past a sphere rolling near a wall Unknown
    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)
    Venning, James PhD   (2016) John Sheridan, Mark C Thompson & David Lo Jacano Aerodynamics of vehicles Research Fellow, The University of Tasmania (Tasmania, Australia)
    Wang, Shibo PhD   (2012) Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan & David Burton Computational Analysis of the Slipstream Characteristics of High-Speed Trains Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
    Wong, Lawrence PhD  (2017) Mark C Thompson, John Sheridan, David Lo Jacono & Jisheng Zhao Flow-induced vibration of a rotating cylinder Unkown
    Zhao, Jisheng PhD   (2012) John Sheridan & David Lo Jacano Flow-induced vibration of circular and square cylinders with low mass and damping Research Fellow, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)

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