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Thermofluids Research Group

Welcome to the Thermofluids Research Group at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Thermofluids research is the application of experimental and/or modelling techniques with the aim of understanding the interactions between thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluids. Thermofluids is the basis for many everyday technologies and physical phenomena and governs numerous activities where energy is converted, exchanged or changes form.

Through multi-disciplined areas of expertise for group members, our research interests include energy conversion systems, renewable energy, alternate fuels, fluidic behaviour as well as physical process modelling and optimisation.

The main themes of research activity at the Thermofluids Research Group span the following areas:

  • Hydrogen Technology, Alternate Energy and Energy Systems;
  • Turbulent Jets;
  • Combustion; and
  • Experimental Techniques.

Our activities into fundamental and applied research are enabled through a range of state-of-the-art resources which enable multi-channel turbulence measurements in gaseous flows, digital imaging (high speed visible and infra-red), flow visualisations, image processing as well as combustion emissions analysis. Other resources also include solar-photovoltaic modules, hydrogen fuel cell systems, units for desalination and various sensor, data acquisition and control modules.

We encourage enquiries from students and researchers wishing to pursue research activities in our research group. We also welcome enquiries from industry seeking solutions or collaborations in relevant research areas through Research and Development.

ECU has centrally administered processes for postgraduate applications (Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Engineering Science) and scholarships. For details on admissions into research higher degrees or funding opportunities, please see the Future Students and Scholarships web pages. Information about ECU (in different languages) can also be accessed through ECU International.

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