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Staff

The Thermofluids Research Group comprises three academic staff from the School of Engineering.

Dr Al-Abdeli leads the Thermofluids Research Group. He has more than ten years research experience in a number of topics under thermofluids: combustion, experimental diagnostics and hydrogen technology. He is a recognised researcher in the field with numerous scientific papers, a peer-reviewer for journal and conference articles and supervises projects at the postgraduate and undergraduate level.

Within the Thermofluids Research Group, for Dr Yasir Al-Abdeli focuses on the following areas:

  • Hydrogen and alternate energy technology: mobile and stationary applications;
  • Fluids: jets and flow instabilities;
  • Combustion: combustion processes and swirl; and
  • Experimental techniques and diagnostics: turbulence measurements, flow visualisations and imaging.

Dr Kothapalli is an active member of the Thermofluids Research Group with multi-disciplined experience in the application of physical process modelling, neural network (intelligent) simulations and industrial control to engineering systems. He supervises projects at the postgraduate and undergraduate level. He has supported post-doctoral (research) fellows funded through the Endeavour Research Fellowships programme.

Within the Thermofluids Research Group, for Dr Ganesh Kothapalli focuses on the following areas:

  • Energy systems: physical process modelling and neural network techniques; and
  • Industrial control: renewable energy technology and energy management.

Dr Ferdinando Guzzomi is an active member of the Thermofluids Research group with broad interests ranging from experiments in fluid flows to modelling vehicle hydraulics and aerodynamics. Ferdinando’s vast knowledge of mechanical design and manufacture through years of experience has also allowed him to integrate his fluids skills into the design and development of hydraulic devices.

Within the Thermofluids Research Group, Dr Ferdinando Guzzomi focuses on the following areas:

  • Fluids: Impinging jets and fluid-structure-interactions; and
  • Experimental techniques and diagnostics: Flow visualisations/imaging.

Academic members

Collaborators (past and present)

  • School of Exercise and Health Sciences (ECU), Professor Ken Nosaka
  • School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (University of New South Wales), Associate Professor Guan Heng Yeoh
  • School of Exercise and Health Sciences (ECU), Associate Professor Paul Laursen
  • School of Engineering (ECU), Dr Miccal Matthews
  • School of Exercise and Health Sciences (ECU), Dr Greig Watson
  • School of Natural Sciences (ECU), Dr Magda Wajrak
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