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Australasian Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series

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If you wish to present a seminar in this series, please contact Dr Shahram Karami ( or Dr Cat Vreugdenhil (

Seminar Schedule 2021

Date Seminar
Professor Dwight Barkley (University of Warwick)
Dr Maziar Raissi (University of Colorado)
4pm (AEST)
Dr Edward Hinton (University of Melbourne)
Gravity Currents in Heterogeneous Porous Media
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Dr Hua Xia (Australian National University)
Surface Wave Control of Bacterial Biofilms
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Dr Shervin Bagheri (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Controlling and Modelling Transport Phenomena using Surface Engineering
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Dr Melissa Kozul (University of Melbourne)
Aerodynamically Driven Rupture of a Liquid Film by Turbulent Shear Flow
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Professor Yury Kachanov (Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics)
Swept-Wing Boundary Layer Transition
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Dr Abhishek Pillai (Kyoto University)
Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer Characteristics of Wall Impinging Spray Flames under CI Engine-Like Conditions
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Dr Sylvain Laizet (Imperial College London)
High-Order Finite-Difference Schemes on a Cartesian Mesh: Application to Active Flow Control of Turbulent Flows
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Dr Milad Samie (Queen's University)
Eddy Structures and Very-Large-Scale Motions in Turbulent Round Jets
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Seminar Schedule 2020

Australian Society of Rheology Seminar Series

In the 2020-21 financial year, the Australian Society of Rheology is presenting a national series of online lectures, which is open to anyone interested in the flow and deformation of matter.

Please visit the the Australian Society of Rheology website for details.

Enquiries may be directed to Dr Ellie Hajizadeh (

Seminar Schedule 2021

Date Seminar
23/02/2021 Professor Timothy Lodge (University of Minnesota)
Equilibration and Dynamics in Block Copolymer Micelles
9:00-10:30am (Melbourne Time)
16/03/2021 Dr Dmitry Fedosov (Forschungszentrum Juelich)
Blood rheology and its effect on the migration of micro- and nanoparticles in blood flow
6:00-7:30pm (Melbourne Time)
20/04/2021 Professor Dimitris Vlassopoulos (FORTH and University of Crete)
Rheology modification of physical networks: topology and competing interactions
4:00-5:30pm (Melbourne Time)
18/05/2021 Professor Glenn Fredrickson (UCSB)
Field-Theoretic Simulations of Polymers: Bridging Scales and Inverse Design
9:00-10:30am (Melbourne Time)
21/06/2021 Professor Hans C. Ottinger (ETH)
Learning from fluctuations in rheology
5:00-6:30pm (Melbourne Time)
21/07/2021 Dr Roseanna Zia (Stanford)
Physics-based modeling of whole-cell function: colloidal fundamentals to life-essential processes
9:00-10:30am (Melbourne Time)
23/08/2021 Professor Michael Solomon (University of Michigan)
Rheology of colloidal gels with embedded active matter
9:00-10:30am (Melbourne Time)
21/09/2021 Professor Marco Ellero (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics)
Modelling and simulation of complex suspensions
5:00-6:30pm (Melbourne Time)
19/10/2021 Professor Marek Pawlik (University of British Colombia)
Flocculated Mineral Sedimentation (Tentative)
9:00-10:30am (Melbourne Time)

AFMS Summer School 2019

The first AFMS Summer School was held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra, Australia, on 9-10 December 2019. The organisation of the Summer School was undertaken as a joint initiative of UNSW Canberra and the newly established ACT local Chapter of the AFMS.

There were 18 registered attendees, consisting of a mix of PhD students, research associates, academics and industry professionals, from a variety of institutions nationwide.

AFMS Summer School 2019

The Summer School included lectures, laboratory equipment demonstrations and computational tutorial classes, in the following sessions:

The Summer School also featured an invited guest lecture by Prof Chris Essex of the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, on “Slow Time”, which challenged some of our ideas on time averaging and time scales.

Lecture Slides

Robert Niven (UNSW Canberra)
Probabilistic Inference
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Robert Niven (UNSW Canberra)
Meaning of Probability and Plausible Reasoning
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Robert Niven (UNSW Canberra)
Bayesian Inference
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Sean O’Byrne (UNSW Canberra)
Diode Lasers for Quantitative Flow Diagnostics
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Fangbao Tian (UNSW Canberra)
Immersed boundary methods for Fluid-Structure Interactions and Their Applications
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Fangbao Tian et al. (UNSW Canberra)
Some Applications of Fluid-Structure Interaction
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Fixing the Pipeline: Addressing Gender Equity in Fluid Mechanics

The Women in Fluid Mechanics (WiFM) subcommittee hosted its inaugural event at the 21st AFMC. Prof. Ellen Longmire (University of Minnesota), Prof. Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide), Dr Danielle Moreau (UNSW) and Dr Maryam Abdolahpour (University of Western Australia), where brought together to form a panel discussing the topic “Fixing the Pipeline: Addressing gender equity in fluid mechanics”. The lunch time session was well attended by delegates, providing an opportunity for constructive conversations exploring the current landscape of gender equity within our community including; inhibitors to greater female engagement, barriers to success, attrition at the mid-career level and mechanisms to achieve gender parity within our scientific community.

For more detail of the WiFM subcommittee and its activities, please click here.


The WiFM event was a wonderful addition to the 21st AFMC program. Along with providing an opportunity to meet a number of women in the field, it was great to hear about the range of different experiences from the women’s panel. It was encouraging to see so many participants take part in the discussions, and it was very helpful to hear about the actions a number of universities are undertaking to help women in fluids at all levels.

Sarah Morris, PhD Candidate, Cornell University

I felt that this event was an important inclusion in the program for every member of our community of fluid mechanicians to engage with, it was a privilege to attend. The event provided a platform for improving the awareness of gender-based issues, including greater diversity on the AFMS Council. I would love to see the AFMS to continue to develop policy and deliver events, such as this one, that actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.

Tom Cochrane BEng (Hons) MSc GradIEAust, Student Member, AFMS