Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
I work in Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Department is home to a great team of academics, working in fields including robotics, rocketry, bio-engineering, materials science and of course fluid mechanics. Monash offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in Engineering. Check out the website for more details.
Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion (LTRAC)
Most of my research career has been spent in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion. LTRAC is co-directed by Professor Julio Soria and Professor Damon Honnery. Research at LTRAC is highly eclectic, ranging from Julio’s work on the fundamental structures of turbulence, to Damon’s contributions to the mitigation of climate change for the IPCC. Other areas of interest include aerodynamics, spray physics, alternative energy research and of course the research topics listed elsewhere on this website. In addition to our focus on a broad range of fluid mechanical and combustion phenomena, LTRAC has been at the forefront of diagnostic technique development for several decades. Amongst the group’s many contributions include the first multi-grid PIV algorithm (Soria, J, 1996), and Dr. Callum Atkinson’s groundbreaking work on tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry. For more information, check out the Laboratory webpage.
Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders Australia is a non-profit organization encompassing students, academics and professional engineers. EWB oversees a range of projects, working with local communities in Australia and abroad to build social value through engineering. EWB focuses on Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Housing, Clean Energy and Digital Access. Engineers Without Borders presents great opportunities for engineers at all levels of career development to get involved with humanitarian engineering projects.
APS Gallery of Fluid Motion
“The Gallery of Fluid Motion is intended to be a visual record of the aesthetic and science of contemporary fluid mechanics, to be shared both with fellow researchers and the general public. ” Researchers from across the world submit their most beautiful visualizations of fluid mechanics, from both experiment and simulation. If you liked what you saw on the Gallery page, this is the logical next step.
How the world works – a data scientist’s perspective
My good friend and long-time colleague Dr. Vassili Kitsios maintains a blog on science & data science. He worked for many years within LTRAC, doing highly advanced direct numerical simulation of fundamental turbulence, as well as holding a position at CSIRO, where he studied atmospheric turbulence & modelling. Vassili is extraordinarily intelligent, but also a highly skilled communicator (he has to be after many years of trying to explain his work to me). His blog is well worth checking out for anyone with a general interest in science.
Callum Atkinson Online
Dr. Callum Atkinson has had the misfortune of working with me since almost our very first week of undergraduate study. He is now a DECRA Fellow in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion. Callum has done pioneering work on the development of measurement techniques for fluid mechanics, particularly in his work on tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry. His website has a wealth of information about turbulent flows, as well as a number of tools and programs he has made freely available.
Dr. Daniel J Duke
Daniel is almost as unfortunate as Callum, having known me for nearly as long. He is also a DECRA Fellow within LTRAC, focusing his research on pharmaceutical sprays. As well as his work in this area, he has also done extensive work on the application of synchrotron techniques to multiphase flows, as well as various analysis techniques for sprays and multiphase flow systems.