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Dr. Fang-Bao Tian (Chief Investigator/Principal Investigator)

ARC DECRA Fellow (01/2016-12/2018), Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at University of New South Wales Canberra

Short Bio: Dr Fangbao Tian is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology of UNSW Canberra. Dr Tian was awarded a PhD in Engineering Mechanics in June 2011 by the University of Science and Technology of China. In September 2011, Dr Tian joined the Computational Flow Physics Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, USA, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. In August 2013, Dr Tian joined SEIT as a Research Associate and got a Lecturer position here in 2014. Dr Tian received ARC DECRA Fellow 2016, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017.


Professor Joseph Lai (Joint/co supervisor)

Emeritus Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at University of New South Wales Canberra

Short Bio: Joseph Lai is an Emeritus rofessor in the SEIT. He was the Associate Dean (International) at UNSW Canberra from 2012 to 2016, the Associate Dean (Research) from 2004 to 2012 and Professor in Mechanical Engineering in SEIT. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Acoustical Society and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. Professor Lai's research interests are in turbulent shear flows and acoustics and vibration control, with over $3m external research funding in the last 10 years. His current work is focussed on the aerodynamic propulsive mechanism of flapping wings as applied to micro-aerial vehicles and high altitude long endurance vehicles and wind/wave power generation, and vibro-acoustic communication in termites.


A/Prof John Young (Joint/co supervisor)

Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at University of New South Wales Canberra

Short Bio: Professor John Young is an Associate Professor in the SEIT at UNSW Canberra. He works on computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, refrigeration, statics and dynamics, aeromechanical systems, computer programming, and mathematics.


Current members

                   

Mudassir Ahmed, PhD student (Supervision team: A/Prof John Young, Dr Fangbao Tian and Prof Joseph Lai)

B.S. from the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan; M.S. from Air University, Pakistan.

Topic: Aerodynamics of flapping foils.

Email: mudassir.ahmed@student.adfa.edu.au

Li Wang, Research Associate

B.S. from the North University of China, Taiyuan, China; PhD. from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Joint PhD student at SEIT, UNSW Canberra from Nov 2015 to Nov 2016.

Topic: Fluid-structure interaction analysis for blast waves.

Email: ethan_liwang@icloud.com

Yi Zhu, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, A/Prof John Young and A/Prof James Liao at UFL)

B.S. from the Wuhan University of Technology; M.S. from the University of CAS, China.

Topic: Artificial intelligence assisted modelling of insect flying and fish swimming.

Email: Yi.Zhu4@student.adfa.edu.au

Qiuxiang Huang, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, Prof Joseph Lai and A/Prof John Young)

B.S. & M.S. from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China.

Topic: Low Reynolds number turbulent FSI and its applications in biological flows.

Email: Qiuxiang.Huang@student.adfa.edu.au

Jie Yi, PhD student based in Sydney Campus (Supervision team: A/Prof Tracie Barber and Dr Fangbao Tian)

B.S. from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China.

Topic: Haemodynamic flows.

Email: Jie.Yi@student.unsw.edu.au

Xu Yu, PhD student based in Sydney Campus (Supervision team: Prof Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Dr Furqan Hussain and Dr Fangbao Tian)

B.S. and M.S. from the China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China.

Topic: Porous media flow by using the IB-LBM.

Email: xu.yu@student.unsw.edu.au

Soudeh Mazharmanesh, PhD student (Supervision team: A/Prof John Young, Prof Joseph Lai and Dr Fangbao Tian)

B.S. & M.S. from the Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.

Topic: Flapping wing based energy harvesting and propulsion.

Email: Soudeh.Mazharmanesh@student.adfa.edu.au

Jingtao Ma, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, A/Prof John Young and Prof Joseph Lai)

B.S. & M.S. from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China.

Topic: Fluid-structure interaction and non-Newtonian effect analysis for blood cells.

Email: jingtaobit@gmail.com

Lincheng Xu, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, Prof Joseph Lai and A/Prof John Young)

B.S. and M.S. from the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China.

Topic: Fluid-structure-acoustics interaction analysis for flapping wing.

Email: lincheng.xu@student.adfa.edu.au

Zhengliang Liu, Research Associate (casual, Apr 2018-)

PhD student (Aug 2014-Mar 2018)

B.S. and M.S. from the Beihang University, Beijing, China.

Topic: Energy harvesting of flapping foil and its optimization.

Email: zhengliang.liu@student.adfa.edu.au

Previous members

           

Aamer Shahzad, PhD student (Dec 2013-Dec 2017)

Now Assistant Professor, College of Aeronautical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

B.S. and M.S. from the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan.

Topic: Numerical analysis of the effects of flexibility, shapes and aspect ratios on hovering wing aerodynamics

Email: aamer58@gmail.com

 

Dongyan Gao, Visiting Fellow (Oct 2016-May 2017)

B.E. & M.S. from the Yangzhou University, China; PhD from the Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Topic: Flow and heat transfer in porous medium.

Email: njgdy2010@163.com

 

Vishal Naidu, Research Associate (casual, Mar 2016-Oct 2016)

B.S. from the University of Pune, India, M.S. from the University of Sheffield, UK, PhD from the UNSW, Canberra, Australia.

Topic: Fluid-structure interaction of sperm swimming.

Email: v.naidu@adfa.edu.au

 

Dr Yi Sui, Rector Funded Visiting Fellow (Jul 2016)

Senior Lecturer in Simulation-Modelling of Engineering Systems; Queen Mary University of London, UK.

Email: y.sui@qmul.ac.uk

Edward Petersen, undergraduate practicum student (From Jan 2016 to Feb 2016; Jun 2016 to Aug 2016)

Software Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Topic: Fluid-structure interaction of sperm swimming.

Email: dward3000@gmail.com

 

Prof Wenquan Wang (KMUST page), Visiting Fellow (From Nov 2014 to Apr 2015)

Email: wwqquan@126.com

 

Collaborators

 

Prof Haoxiang Luo: Associate Professor in the Department of ME at Vanderbilt University

Prof Xi-Yun Lu: Professor in the Department of Modern Mechanics at USTC

Prof Luoding Zhu: Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Prof James C. Liao: Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida

Prof Bernard Rousseau: Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University

Prof Ram Prakash Bharti: Associate Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India

Dr Yuan-Qing Xu: Associate Professor in the Department of Life Science at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, P. R. China

Prof Aiguo Xu: Professor in the Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, P. R. China; Adjunct Professor in the Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China

Dr Yong Wang: Junior Faculty, Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Goettingen, Germany