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Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

01 January 2024

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer are fundamental pillars in the realm of mechanical engineering, especially in research at the graduate level. Thermodynamics forms the foundation for understanding energy conversion processes. In mechanical engineering, researchers often deal with designing and optimizing energy systems like engines, turbines, and power plants.

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Thermodynamics research enables engineers to improve efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance performance in these systems. Heat transfer principles are crucial for analysing and designing various engineering systems where heat exchange plays a critical role. This could range from thermal management in electronics to designing efficient heat exchangers in HVAC systems. Research in this area involves developing advanced materials, exploring novel heat transfer mechanisms, and optimising heat exchange processes for specific applications. Thermodynamics and heat transfer intersect with numerous other disciplines, such as fluid dynamics, materials science, and even biomedical engineering. Postgraduate research often involves interdisciplinary projects that require a holistic understanding of these principles to address complex engineering challenges. As the world moves towards sustainable technologies, there is a growing need to optimise energy usage and minimise waste heat. Research in thermodynamics and heat transfer plays a vital role in developing sustainable energy systems, improving thermal efficiency, and mitigating environmental impacts.

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Areas of Expertise

Heat and mass transfer in applications of biology, drug delivery, and propulsion. Exact and numerical mathematical modelling of heat and mass transfer in the composite domain. Flow in Porous media.

Research Interests

Drug Delivery, Diffusion in porous media, Green’s Function Solution to the diffusion Equation. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Areas of Expertise

Heat transfer

Research Interests

Microchannel heat exchangers, appliance energy efficiency

Current Postgraduate Opportunities

Project Title: Complex steel matrix composite edges for 3D vacuum insulation systems

Funding/stipend: Fees covered, $12,000 for travel/expenses, $25,000 stipend

Application deadline: Continuous

Project Title: 3D vacuum insulation

Funding/stipend: Fees covered, $12,000 for travel/expenses, $25,000 stipend

Application deadline: Continuous

Project Title: Low thermal conductivity mixed metal oxides for aerogel frameworks

Funding/stipend: Fees covered, $12,000 for travel/expenses, $25,000 stipend

Application deadline: Continuous

Project Title: Low thermal conductivity infrared opaque materials

Funding/stipend: Fees covered, $12,000 for travel/expenses, $25,000 stipend

Application deadline: Continuous

Project Title: Functionally graded silica aerogel

Funding/stipend: Fees covered, $12,000 for travel/expenses, $25,000 stipend

Application deadline: Continuous

Areas of Expertise

Experimental, CFD and theoretical modelling 

Research Interests

thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermoacoustic engines, fluid dynamics 

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