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Dr. Fang-Bao Tian

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.


A/Prof John Young

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.


Professor Joseph Lai

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.


Dr Sridhar Ravi

Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at University of New South Wales Canberra

Short Bio: Dr Sridhar Ravi is a Senior Lecturer in the SEIT at UNSW Canberra. Dr Ravi's research focuses on identifying the salient sensorimotor strategies that enable natural biological systems to deal with challenges of aerial navigation in the inherently complex outdoor environment and implementing these strategies on artificial platforms to build smarter miniature flying robots. He strives to conduct highly multi-disciplinary research whereby he uses biological systems such as insects and birds as inspirational and prototypical models to design and engineer smarter miniature artificial flying systems.


Current members

                           

Nathan Widdup, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, Dr Li Wang and A/Prof John Young)

BEng from the UNSW, Canberra.

Topic: A numerical study of acoustic control in bio-inspired flight.

Email: n.widdup#student.unsw.edu.au

Mohammed Fouad Kamel Ibrahim, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian and A/Prof John Young)

B.S. and M.S. from the Helwan University, Egypt.

Topic: Thermal management of liquid-based battery with immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann method.

Email: mohammedfouad637#gmail.com

Ramyar Rahimi, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian and A/Prof John Young)

B.S. and M.S. from the Urmia University of Iran.

Topic: Numerical simulation of plaque growth and rupture in arteries by using Immersed Boundary-Lattice Boltzmann method.

Email: zaherrahimi#yahoo.com

Mohammad Ghaffari, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, A/Prof John Young and Prof Joseph)

B.S. from the Shiraz Azad University, Iran; and M.S. from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

Topic: Numerical Study of Non-Linear Fluid-Structure Interaction and Heat Transfer.

Email: ghaffari.me91@gmail.com

Omar Aref, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Fangbao Tian, A/Prof John Young and Prof Tracie Barber)

B.S. and M.S. from the Alexandria University, Egypt.

Topic: Numerical simulation of non-Newtonian and turbulent blood flows in elastic blood vessels.

Email: o.aref@adfa.edu.au

Fei Chai, PhD student (Supervision team: Dr Jianfeng Xue and Dr Fangbao Tian)

BEng and MEng from the Tongji University, China.

Topic: Modelling of bearing capacity of pile foundations.

Email: fei.chai@adfa.edu.au

Methma RAJAMUNI, Research Associate

BSc from the University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; MSc from the Texas Tech University (TTU), Texas, USA; PhD. from the Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

Topic: Fluid-structure-acoustics interaction of flapping wings.

Email: methma.mm@gmail.com

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

B.S. from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China; M.S. from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Topic: Turbulence bounday layer and control.

Email: ruishu.jin@adfa.edu.au

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

B.S. from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia.

Topic: Flapping foil energy harvesting, acoustics and optimization.

Email: kaihokyu@gmail.com

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

Qiuxiang Huang, Research Associate

PhD student (Feb 2017-Dec 2020)

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

Soudeh Mazharmanesh, Research Associate

PhD Student (Mar 2016-Dec 2019)

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

Previous members

                         

Yi Zhu,PhD student (Mar 2017-Oct 2020)

First job out of lab: Postdoctoral Fellow at Guangdong Ocean University, China

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

 

Jingtao Ma, PhD Student (Mar 2016-Dec 2019) & Research Associate (Dec 2019- Feb 2021)

First job out of lab: Postdoctoral Research with Prof Pierre Sagaut at Aix-Marseille University, France

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

 

Xu Yu, PhD student (Jul 2016-Jul 2020)

First job out of lab: Postdoctoral Research with Prof Klaus Regenauer-Lieb at UNSW, Australia and later Lecturer at China University of Mining and Technology

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: xuyu#cumt.edu.cn

 

Lincheng Xu, PhD student (Jul 2015-May 2019)

First job out of lab: Postdoctoral Research with Prof Pierre Sagaut at Aix-Marseille University, France

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

Topic: An Adaptive Mesh-based IB-LBM with LES and its Applications in Bio-fluid Dynamics.

Email: linchgx#gmail.com

 

Zhengliang Liu, PhD student (Aug 2014-Mar 2018); Research Associate (Apr 2018-December 2018)

First job out of lab: Postdoctoral Research at Institute of Future Cities, Chinese University of Hongkong

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

Topic: Energy harvesting of flapping foils

Email: liuzhengliang0219#gmail.com

 

Dr Timm Krueger, Rector Funded Visiting Fellow (Oct-Nov 2018)

Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Email: timm.krueger#ed.ac.uk

 

Daniel Pedisic, 4th year undergraduate student (Mar 2018-Nov 2018)

University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.

Topic: CFD investigation of low Reynolds number flapping power generation

 

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

First job out of lab: 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)

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)

Kunming University of Technology and Science, China.

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 (now Chair and Professor at Dept of Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh)

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