Latest news

Thumbnail

$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.

News archive

  • Thumbnail

    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.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Our work featured on cover of Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    Cambridge University Press, 27 Jun 2017

    Work by PhD student Azan Sapardi, Wisam Hussam, Greg Sheard and our UK collaborator Alban Potherat, on the flow around a 180-degree bend has been featured on the cover of the leading Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    PhD completion for Ahmad Hamid

    The Sheard Lab, 19 Oct 2016

    We congratulate Dr Ahmad Hamid on the conferral today of his PhD. Ahmad's thesis investigated electrical and physical mechanisms for heat transfer enhancement in magnetohydrodynamic duct flows.

  • Thumbnail

    Congratulations Tony and Sally on their Wedding!

    The Sheard Lab, 1 Oct 2016

    We congratulate our team member Tony Vo on his marriage today to Sally. Best wishes for your future together, and thanks for having us share the occasion with you!

  • Thumbnail
    Full text

    Ahmad Hamid wins Best Paper Award!

    The Sheard Lab, 27 Sep 2016

    Congratulations to our PhD candidate, Ahmad Hamid, on winning the Best Paper Award at the Fifth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSM 2016 (see link for a copy of his paper).

  • Thumbnail

    Welcome to our new PhD student, Sajjad Hossain

    The Sheard Lab, 6 Jun 2016

    We extend a warm welcome to Sajjad Hossain, who joins the lab today to study a PhD into horizontal convection, a class of natural convection flows driven by non-uniform heating across a horizontal boundary.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    PhD success for Michael Curtis!

    The Sheard Lab, 25 May 2016

    We congratulate Dr Michael Curtis, who today graduated from his PhD, entitled "A Novel Method for the Manipulation of Biological Cells using Fluid Flow and Realtime Control".

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    Photo slideshow from the 9ANCW workshop

    The Sheard Lab, 16 Dec 2015

    Thanks to Oliver Cassells, a slideshow of photos from the recent 9th Australasian Natural Convection Workshop may be accessed from the link attached to this news story.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    9ANCW comes to a close!

    The Sheard Lab, 15 Dec 2015

    We have been honoured to host the 9th Australasian Natural Convection Workshop, bringing together the largest cohort of the region's top researchers in the field in the history of the Workshop series. Image: Delegates at the 9ANCW Banquet Dinner.

  • Thumbnail

    9ANCW Organising Committee at Banquet Dinner

    The Sheard Lab, 15 Dec 2015

    Organising committee and Sheard Lab team members enjoy a brief respite at the Workshop Dinner. Left to right are Wisam Hussam, Ahmad Hamid, Tzekih Tsai, Oliver Cassells, Azan Sapardi, Tony Vo and Zhi Ng.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    9ANCW underway!

    The Sheard Lab, 14 Dec 2015

    The 9th Australasian Natural Convection Workshop is underway at Monash University today!

  • Thumbnail

    Welcome Mehdi Derakhshan, our newest PhD student!

    The Sheard Lab, 11 Dec 2015

    We welcome new PhD student Mehdi Derakhshan to the team. Mehdi's PhD will investigate the transient development of horizontal convection from a quiescent state.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Our team presents 5 papers at CFD2015 (Melbourne, Australia, 7-9 December 2015)

    The Sheard Lab, 8 Dec 2015

    Our PhD students at the CFD2015 banquet dinner. Left to right: Zhi Ng, Azan Sapardi, Ahmad Hamid, Tzekih Tsai and Oliver Cassells.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Research Highlights from Physics of Fluids

    AIP Physics of Fluids, 11 Sep 2015

    We again feature amongst papers selected from recently published Physics of Fluids papers for having made timely and diverse contributions to the journal for our work on the spatial evolution of quasi-2D vortex streets in MHD duct flows.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Research Highlights from Physics of Fluids

    AIP Physics of Fluids, 2 Jul 2015

    Our work on the spatial evolution of quasi-2D vortex streets in MHD duct flows is amongst papers selected from recently published Physics of Fluids papers for having made timely and diverse contributions to the journal.

  • Thumbnail

    New laboratory branding unveiled

    The Sheard Lab, 27 Jun 2015

    The Sheard Lab today unveiled its new branding in the form of a logo designed to evoke a swirling vortex, a ubiquitous feature of the fluid flows our research seeks to understand.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    PhD success for Chris Butler!

    The Sheard Lab, 12 May 2015

    We congratulate Chris Butler on passing his PhD Thesis examination. Chris' s thesis reported on the shear flow around idealised and actual thrombotic plaques.

  • Thumbnail

    Welcome to our newest PhD student

    The Sheard Lab, 16 Feb 2015

    We extend a warm welcome our new PhD student, Oliver Cassells. Oliver will be investigating heat transport in MHD duct flows using quasi-2D and 3D simulation methods.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Our team delivers 11 papers at 19AFMC (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 Dec 2014)

    The Sheard Lab, 10 Dec 2014

    Sheard Lab researchers at the 19AFMC banquet dinner held at Melbourne Aquarium. Left to right:: Yu Li (behind), Azan Sapardi, Wisam Hussam, Greg Sheard, Ahmad Hamid (behind), Zhi Ng, Matt Leigh, Tzekih Tsai and Oliver Cassells.

  • Thumbnail

    ARC Grant success!

    The Sheard Lab, 5 Nov 2014

    Our lab secures over $375k of funding from the Australian Research Council to find the elusive upper bound of heat transfer in horizontal convection, plus $334k with Professor Fouras and the Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging to model lung biomechanics.

  • Thumbnail

    Welcome to our new recruit

    The Sheard Lab, 6 Aug 2014

    We extend a warm welcome our new PhD student, Zhi Yuen Ng. Zhi will be investigating the role that separation points play in bluff body flows and wake stability.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    PhD success for Tony Vo

    The Sheard Lab, 5 Aug 2014

    We congratulate our PhD candidate Tony Vo, who today received news that his PhD thesis on Stewartson shear layer stability in rotating flows has passed its examination.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Rotating radial horizontal convection research published in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

    The Sheard Lab, 2 Jun 2014

    In radially forced horizontal convection in a rotating system, we have found that at high rotation rates the forcing boundary layer thickness and Nusselt number scalings follow the balance proposed by Stern (1975).

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Stewartson layer stability analysis published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    The Sheard Lab, 4 Dec 2013

    PhD student Tony Vo has published a detailed linear stability analysis of a Stewartson layer generated by differential rotation of disks in the lid and base of a rotating cylindrical tank.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Heat transfer improvement in MHD duct flow research published in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

    The Sheard Lab, 24 Sep 2013

    In this paper a cylinder is used to invoke instability in a high-field quasi-2D magnetohydrodynamic duct flow. Optimal cylinder positions are between 0.83 and 1.4 diameters from the hot duct side-wall.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Outstanding Paper award for young researcher

    Monash Memo, 18 Sep 2013

    A PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was awarded one of only two Outstanding Paper Awards selected from over 400 papers by international peer-reviewed journal Measurement Science and Technology.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Announcing the 2012 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

    IOP Science, 1 Jul 2013

    The MST outstanding paper selection committee for measurements in fluids, chaired by Professor John Foss, has nominated our article proposing a polynomial element technique for improving PIV resolution the MST 2012 outstanding paper award.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    A PhD for candidate Nick Boustead

    The Sheard Lab, 12 Jun 2013

    We congratulate our student Nicholas Boustead, whose PhD work on a novel fluid-structure model of aneurysms has passed examination.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    PhD for our grad student Chris Ellis

    The Sheard Lab, 13 Dec 2012

    We congratulate PhD candidate Chris Ellis, whose PhD thesis on the stability of aircraft wakes has passed its examination.

  • Thumbnail
    Full text

    Tony Vo wins Best Student Paper Award

    The Sheard Lab, 12 Dec 2012

    PhD student Tony Vo received the Best Student Paper Award for his contribution to the 9th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    Wisam's thesis accepted for award of PhD

    The Sheard Lab, 13 Nov 2012

    Congratulations to our PhD candidate Wisam K. Hussam, who we've just learned has passed his PhD examination! Wisam's thesis investigated heat transfer in magnetohydrodynamic duct flows.

  • Thumbnail
    Full text

    Running the numbers

    Australian Life Scientist, 1 Nov 2012

    Our patented microfluidic lab-on-a-chip device for disease detection has been reported in Australian Life Scientist magazine.

  • Thumbnail
    Full text

    A squishy cell is a healthy cell

    VLSCI Science Story #9, 8 Oct 2012

    Clinicians may soon be able to diagnose and track the progress of diseases such as diabetes and malaria through a patented Lab-on-a-chip diagnostic device developed by a team of Monash University engineers.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Health check for live cells

    Science in Public, 30 Jun 2012

    Unhealthy cells are less “squishy” than their healthy counterparts. That difference is used by a small device developed by engineers at Monash University to test living blood cells for diseases such as malaria and diabetes.

  • Thumbnail

    ARC Grant success!

    The Sheard Lab, 11 Nov 2011

    Our lab secures $320k from the Australian Research Council to investigate natural convection at high Rayleigh numbers and instabilities in polar vortices.

  • Thumbnail
    Full text

    Visualization Society of Japan Award for Excellent Visualization 2011

    The Sheard Lab, 8 Jul 2011

    Our work on an imaging-based free-surface topography technique based on particle image velocimetry (PIV) has been recognized for its outstanding visualization of jet shock cells.

  • Thumbnail

    Chris Butler wins IBM Collaboratory Summer Internship

    VLSCI, 29 Nov 2010

    PhD candidate Chris Butler awarded one of three IBM Collaboratory Summer Internships with the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    PhD students conduct high-performance research

    Monash Memo, 8 Jul 2009

    Sheard Lab PhD students Nick Boustead, Chris Ellis and Christopher Butler among eight Monash e-Research Centre scholarships supporting their research using high-performance computing.

  • Thumbnail
    LinkFull text

    Featured Article in Physics of Fluids

    Americal Institute of Physics, 8 Aug 2007

    Our research into the fluid dynamics around a body undergoing a sudden arrest chosen as the Featured Article in volume 19, issue 8 of Physics of Fluids

  • Thumbnail

    ARC Grant success!

    The Sheard Lab, 17 Nov 2005

    Our lab secures $355k for research into high-speed flows around micro-scale particles, which has application in material processing industries.

  • Thumbnail

    Dr Greg Sheard awarded an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Sheard Lab, 21 Jul 2005

    Postdoctoral fellow Dr Greg Sheard is part of an engineering/medicine collaboratvie team that received $338,000 in funding from the Australian Research Council to study fluid dynamics of blood flow within the kidney.

  • Thumbnail
    Link

    Mollie Holman medals awarded

    Monash Memo, 8 Jun 2005

    Dr Greg Sheard judged to have presented the best PhD thesis in 2004, earning him the Faculty of Engineering Kenneth Hunt medal and the university's Mollie Holman Medal for Excellence.

  • Thumbnail
    Full text

    Young Researcher Fellowship Award

    The Sheard Lab, 1 Feb 2005

    Dr Greg Sheard has been awarded the Young Researcher Fellowship Award, funding travel and participation in the Third MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 14-17 June 2005.