Matthew Emes

Dr Matthew Emes

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Matthew Emes is a Research Associate in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Matthew completed his Ph.D. with a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in 2017 and a Bachelor of Mechanical and Sustainable Energy in 2013. Matthew's Ph.D. focused on the turbulent flow in the atmospheric boundary layer and the aerodynamic effects of the wind loads on heliostats in stow position. His research involves developing innovative techniques for measuring and characterising atmospheric turbulence in wind tunnel and field experiments. This work is carried out within the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) project to reduce the cost of heliostats, with Matthew leading the heliostat wind load and aerodynamics team to pursue his research interests in the sustainability and development of renewable energy technologies.

  • Atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) turbulence
  • Scale-model wind tunnel experiments and atmospheric field measurements
  • Aerodynamics of flat plates, bluff bodies
  • Wind loads on heliostats in concentrating solar thermal (CST) power tower (PT) plants

Applied Aerodynamics - Compressible Flow (2021-present)

Sports Engineering 3 - Magnus Effect Laboratory Demonstration (2015)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Designing a multi-cascade high temperature heat pump based on reversed Brayton cycle and air as high temperature flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amir Qatarani Nejad
    2023 Co-Supervisor Packed Beds for Thermal Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Obed Nenyi Otoo
    2022 Co-Supervisor Heliostat wind load analysis in atmospheric boundary layer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Luke Marano
    2021 Co-Supervisor Measurement and simulation of the turbulent flow environment in road cycling. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joshua Thomas Haselgrove
    2021 Co-Supervisor Dynamic wind load on heliostat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sahar Bakhshipour
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - 2018 - Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society -
    2016 - 2017 - Australasian Wind Engineering Society -
    2012 - ongoing - Golden Key International Honour Society -
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83137185
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Mechanical Engineering

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