We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and talented students to join our Lab as PhD Candidates. Current lab research topics include numerical simulation on cell/capsule/particle manipulation, blood flows, swimming and flight mechanics, FSI of plate(s) in viscous fluid, energy harvesting of flapping foil(s), laryngeal aerodynamics and vocal-fold vibration, and non-Newtonian flow. The PhD Candidates can work on our existing projects or establish their own research projects using the resources in the Lab, at UNSW Canberra and with other collaborators around the world. If you are interested in these topics or have your thoughts and want to develop your career in our Lab, please contact Dr Fangbao Tian, A/Prof John Young or Professor Joseph Lai with your background, goals and interests and we will see if our Lab might be a good choice for you. You may need to visit the Student Administrative Services of UNSW Canberra about the application process.
The topics we are most interested in include (but are not limited to):
(1) Fluid-structure interaction involving structure damage;
(2) Fluid-structure-acoustics interaction;
(3) Fluid-structure interaction of surgically changed arteries;
(4) Turbulent boundary layer with flexible structures;
(5) IB-LES/RANS-LBM for fluid-structure interactions in heat transfer and bushfire;
(6) Flow instabilities over flapping foils;
(7) Flow instabilities in arteries;
(8) Flow control and optimization over flapping foils;
(9) Fluid-structure interaction in supersonic and hypersonic flows;
(10) Unsteady vortex dynamics and fluid-structure interaction of flapping flags;
(11) Fluid-structure interaction and acoustics during phonation;
(12) LBM modelling of fluid-structure interaction involving visco-elastic flows;
(13) AI assisted fluid dynamics.