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    PhD success for Azan Sapardi!  The Sheard Lab, 16 Apr 2018

    We congratulate Dr Azan Sapardi on the conferral of his PhD today. Azan's PhD delivered new insights into the hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic flows around 180-degree bends and their stability.

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    CAVE Immersion  Scope TV, Ten Network Australia, 19 Mar 2018

    Our postdoctoral fellow, Dr Stephen Dubsky, showcases his lung imaging data on the Ten Network's SCOPE program as part of a segment on the Monash CAVE2 immersive visualisation platform.

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    $800k ARC Discovery and DECRA grant successes!  The Sheard Lab, 10 Nov 2017

    Our lab secures over $468k from the Australian Research Council under the Discovery Projects scheme to investigate horizontal convection at ocean-relevant conditions, and Dr Steve Dubsky secures a $358k Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

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    Welcome to our new PhD student, Peyman Mayeli  The Sheard Lab, 3 Oct 2017

    We extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our team. Peyman Mayeli joins the group to study non-Boussinesq effects in natural convection flows.

Recent publications

  • Effect of vortex promoter shape on heat transfer in MHD duct flow with axial magnetic field: assessing triangular versus circular and square cross-sections.

    Accepted for publication in International Journal of Thermal Sciences.

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    Cardiogenic flows in the lung revealed using synchrotron-based dynamic lung imaging.

    Scientific Reports 8, 4930, 2018.

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    Stability of the wakes of cylinders with triangular cross-sections.

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 844, 721-745, 2018.

  • Transient features of onset of horizontal convection.

    Accepted for publication in , 2018.

  • The effect of centrifugal buoyancy on rotating horizontal convection.

    Accepted for publication in , 2018.

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    Linear stability of confined flow around a 180-degree sharp bend.

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 822, 813-847, 2017.

Joining our team

We are expanding our team and welcome outstanding graduates with an interest in fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics or convection and heat transfer to study towards a PhD. Applications must be made through Monash Graduate Research (how to apply?).

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