Staff:

Dalton Harvie: Dalton is an Associate Professor within the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research speciality is Multiphysics Fluid Dynamics, encompassing method development and application. Dalton maintains this site.
Joe Berry: Joe has worked within the MFD group on a number of projects, including modelling electrokinetic two-phase flows, and presently on the modelling of blood flow and coagulation within our ARC funded Linkage project in collaboration with RMIT and CSL.
Malcolm Davidson: Malcolm is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Department of Chemical 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.

Post-graduate students:

Malavika Haribabu: Malavika is a postgraduate PhD 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 in collaboration with our industry partner, CSL Behring.
Abdul Raize Rasheed: Raize is a postgraduate student who is performing a PhD on the coalescence of droplets with particular application to industrially relevant solvent extraction processes.

Former students and alumni:

Rohit Pillai: Rohit completed a PhD on modelling two-phase electrokinetic flow 2017, looking specifically at the deformation, breakup and coalescence of microfluidic droplets in electric fields. Rohit is now working at the University of Edinburgh.
Lachlan Mason: Lachlan completed a PhD on coalescence in 2016, studying the coalescence of droplets in liquid liquid systems with application to the solvent extraction industry. Lachlan is now working at Imperial College London.
Christian Biscombe: Christian completed his PhD in 2015 on the modelling of electrokinetic circuits. Christian is now employed by CSL and working on the simulation of blood in a collaboration with the MFD group. 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 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.