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Research Areas

Energy and Fluid Systems

Research by Faculty

A. Michael Birk

  • Gas Turbines
  • Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosions
  • Fluid Mechanics/Thermodynamics/Heat Transfer

Gaby Ciccarelli

  • Explosion Physics and Prevention
  • Pulse-Detonation Engines
  • Combustion

Stephen J. Harrison

  • Solar Energy
  • Energy Conservation
  • Thermal Calorimetry and Measurement Techniques


Miodrag Darko Matovic

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Combustion

David E. Rival

  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics
  • Wind and water turbines
  • Biomimetics and bioinspiration
  • Biomedical flows

Patrick H. Oosthuizen

  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Building energy systems
  • Natural ventilation
  • Conveyor system heat transfer


Jon G. Pharoah

  • Membrane Separation / Water Purification
  • Application of CFD to design
  • Fuel Cell Transport

Ugo Piomelli

  • Large eddy and direct simulations
  • Turbulence simulations and modelling
  • Transition modelling, Computational fluid dynamics, Geophysical flows

Andrew Pollard

  • Fluid Dynamics & Turbulence
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics


Richard W. Sellens

  • Optical Measurement Techniques
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Biomechanics

Energy and Fluid Systems Laboratories