Timothy Lau

Timothy Lau

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Postdoctoral researcher with extensive experience studying and investigating highly complex fluid flows within engineering and biological systems. Strong experience with a large range of cutting edge laser diagnostic tools, including laser induced fluorescence (LIF), laser sheet drop-sizing (LSD), planar nephelometry and time-resolved tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV).

Research interests includes:

a) Particle-laden flows, including flows utilising droplets, sprays and fibrous particles;

b) Concentrating solar thermal systems, including falling particle cloud technologies;

c) Biological fluid mechanics, including aquatic propulsion and cardiovascular flows;

d) Building heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems;

e) Laser diagnostics;

f) Image processing methods and algorithms;

g) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).  

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Heat and Mass Transport in Particle-Laden Flows Under Conditions of Solar Receiver Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiaopeng Bi
    2017 Co-Supervisor Temperature measurement of a turbulent particle laden flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elliott William Lewis
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Development and Application of Methods to Measure Temperatures of Flowing Particles in Suspension Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kimberley Chare Yiing Kueh

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