Staff:

Dalton Harvie: Dalton is an Associate Professor within the Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research speciality is Multiphysics Fluid Dynamics, encompassing method development and application. Dalton maintains this site.
Malcolm Davidson: Malcolm is an Associate Professor and Reader within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research has covered the computational and mathematical modelling of a wide range of fluid dynamics and transport phenomena in single and multiphase flows. Specific areas of current interest are two-fluid flows with deforming interfaces and electrokinetic fluid flows in micro- and nano-channels. Malcolm is currently an Associate Editor for the journal, Applied Mathematical Modelling.
Lachlan Mason: Lachlan completed a PhD on coalescence in 2016, with application to the solvent extraction industry. Lachlan continues to work in our group as a postdoctoral researcher.

Post-graduate students:

Malavika Haribabu: Malavika is a postgraduate student developing models to simulate the ultra-filtration of milk.
Nilanka Ekanayake: Nilanka is a postgraduate student who is performing a PhD on the migration of cells within blood flow.

Former students and alumni:

Rohit Pillai: Rohit completed a PhD on modelling two-phase electrokinetic flow, looking specifically at the deformation, breakup and coalescence of microfluidic droplets in electric fields. Rohit is now working at the University of Edinburgh.
Christian Biscombe: Christian completed his PhD in 2015 on the modelling of electrokinetic circuits. Christian is now working on the simulation of blood in a collaboration with CSL. See Biofluids.
Wei-Lun Hsu: Wei-Lun Hsu completed his PhD in 2015 and is now working at the University of Tokyo. Wei-Lun has broad interests in electrokinetics, colloid and interface science, micro/nanofluidics, computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics and Lab-on-a-Chip technology. He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University where He worked on diffusiophoretic behaviour of biomolecular particles in electrolyte solutions in 2007 and 2009, respectively. His MS thesis was the winner of the dissertation award from Chinese Chemical Society, Taiwan in 2009. He started his PhD at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne in 2011 after finishing his one year compulsory military service in Taiwan. He PhD research focus was on electrokinetics of the silica and electrolyte interface with application to protein focusing and separation in a nanofluidic channel. In 2013, he visited the University of Tokyo to investigate the viscoelectric effect due to water polarisation in electric double layers via molecular dynamics.
Joe Berry: Joe worked as a post-doctoral researcher on developing numerical methods for simulating two-phase electrokinetic flow. Along with Malcolm and Dalton, Joe co-supervises Rohit (PhD student). Joe now works at CSIRO.