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Dr Timothy Lau

Timothy Lau
Research Associate
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).

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Dr Timothy Lau

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).

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

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).  

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Malay Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
The University of Adelaide Australia PHD

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Kueh, K., Lau, T., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2018). Non-intrusive temperature measurement of particles in a fluidised bed heated by well-characterised radiation. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 100, 186-195.
DOI
2017 Long, S., Lau, T., Chinnici, A., Tian, Z., Dally, B., & Nathan, G. (2017). Experimental and numerical investigation of the iso-thermal flow characteristics within a cylindrical chamber with multiple planar-symmetric impinging jets. Physics of Fluids, 29(10), 105111-1-105111-18.
DOI
2017 kueh, K., Lau, T., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2017). Single-shot planar temperature imaging of radiatively heated fluidized particles. Optics Express, 25(23), 28764-28775.
DOI
2017 Lau, T., & nathan, G. (2017). A method for identifying and characterising particle clusters in a two-phase turbulent jet. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 88, 191-204.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2017 Chinnici, A., Xue, Y., Lau, T., Arjomandi, M., & Nathan, G. (2017). Experimental and numerical investigation of the flow characteristics within a Solar Expanding-Vortex Particle Receiver-Reactor. Solar Energy, 141, 25-37.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2016 Cheong, M., Birzer, C., & Lau, T. (2016). Laser Attenuation Correction for Planar Nephelometry Concentration Measurements. Experimental Techniques, 40(3), 1075-1083.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Lau, T., & Nathan, G. (2016). The effect of Stokes number on particle velocity and concentration distributions in a well-characterised, turbulent, co-flowing two-phase jet. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 809, 72-110.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4
2016 Lau, T. C., & kelso, R. M. (2016). A scaling law for thrust generating unsteady hydrofoils. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 65, 455-471.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2016 Cheong, M., Birzer, C., & Lau, T. (2016). Laser Attenuation Correction for Planar Nephelometry Concentration Measurements. Experimental Techniques, 40(3), 1075-1083.
DOI Scopus2
2016 Qi, G., Nathan, G., & Lau, T. (2016). Corrigendum to "Velocity and orientation distributions of fibrous particles in the near-field of a turbulent jet" [Powder Technol. 276(2015) 10-17]. Powder Technology, 288, 407-408.
DOI
2015 Qi, G., Nathan, G. J., & Lau, T. C. W. (2015). Velocity and orientation distributions of fibrous particles in the near-field of a turbulent jet. Powder Technology, 276, 10-17.
DOI Scopus7 WoS9
2014 Lau, T., & Nathan, G. (2014). Influence of Stokes number on the velocity and concentration distributions in particle-laden jets. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 757(6), 432-457.
DOI Scopus17 WoS12
2013 Crook, S., Lau, T., & Kelso, R. (2013). Three-dimensional flow within shallow, narrow cavities. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 735, 587-612.
DOI Scopus20 WoS6
2013 Lau, T. C. (2013). The flow around a fish-inspired heaving and pitching hydrofoil. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 146(449&450), 153-154.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 kueh, K., Lau, T., nathan, G., & alwahabi. (2017). Particle Temperature Measurements in a Flow Using Laser-Induced Phosphorescence. In Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering (MCM'17) (pp. 1-7). Rome.
DOI
2016 Lau, T., & Nathan, G. (2016). The influence of Stokes number on particle clustering at the exit of a turbulent jet issuing from a long pipe. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Multiphase Flow. Firenze, Italy.
2016 Long, S., tian, Z., chinnici., lau., dally, B., & nathan, G. (2016). Effect of the Jet Inclination Angle of the Iso-thermal Flow Field within a Hybrid Solar Receiver Combustor. In 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. 1-4). Perth.
2015 Chinnici, A., Xue, Y., Lau, T., Arjomandi, M., & Nathan, G. (2015). Experimental characterisation of the vortex structure within a Solar Expanding-Vortex Particle Receiver-Reactor. In D. Honnery, & D. Edgington-Mitchell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (pp. 41-44). Clayton, Victoria: Monash University.
2015 Kueh, K. C. Y., Lau, T., Nathan, G., & Alwahabi, Z. (2015). Temperature Measurements by Laser-induced Phosphorescence: Effect of Laser Flux Variation. In Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (pp. 81-84). Melbourne.
2015 Lau, T., & nathan, G. (2015). The influence of Stokes number on particle clustering within a two-phase turbulent jet. In Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in fluid mechanics and combustion (pp. 1-6). Melbourne, Australia.
2014 Saridakis, I., Lau, T., Djenidi, L., & Nathan, G. (2014). Monte Carlo simulations of a median-filter technique to discriminate between particle and fluid velocity fields. In Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. 1-4). Online: AFMS.
2014 Nathan, G., Alwahabi, Z., Dally, B., Medwell, P., Arjomandi, M., Sun, Z., . . . Van Eyk, P. (2014). Optics and photonics in solar thermal energy technologies. In Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications, E2 2014 (pp. 1-3). Canberra, Australia.
2013 Lau, T. C., & Nathan, G. J. (2013). New understanding of the influence of Stokes number on particle-laden jets from simultaneous planar measurements of number density and velocity. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (pp. 1-12). Nagoya, Japan.
2012 Cheong, M., Birzer, C., & Lau, T. (2012). Single-image attenuation corrections to facilitate instantaneous planar imaging of densely seeded particle-laden flows. In Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 7 (pp. 808-816). CDROM / DVDROM: Engineers Australia.
Scopus1
2012 Cheong, M., Birzer, C., & Lau, T. (2012). Single image corrections to facilitate planar imaging of particle concentration in particle-laden fluids. In Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. 1-4). Australia: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
2011 Lau, T., Dally, B., & Arjomandi, M. (2011). The application of a dynamic thermal model for the assessment of the energy efficiency of Adelaide Airport Terminal 1. In Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (pp. 1607-1614). online: IBPSA.
2008 Lau, T., & Kelso, R. (2008). The dynamics of a fish inspired unsteady hydrofoil. In Proceedings of the XXII ICTAM (pp. 1-2). CD: UofA.
2007 Hassan, E., Lau, T., & Kelso, R. (2007). Accuracy of circulation estimation schemes applied to discretised velocity field data. In R. Morgan, & C. Lemckert (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. 1-4). CDROM: University of Queensland.
Scopus4
2007 Lau, T., & Kelso, R. (2007). The forces on a fish-inspired unsteady hydrofoil. In R. Morgan, & C. Lemckert (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. 1003-1006). CDROM: University of Queensland.
Scopus1
2004 Lau, T., Kelso, R., & Hassan, E. (2004). Flow visualisation of a pitching and heaving hydrofoil. In M. Behnia, W. Lin, & G. D. McBain (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 4). CD-ROM: The University of Sydney.
2004 Hassan, E., Kelso, R., Schneider, G., & Lau, T. (2004). Preliminary investigations of vortex rings and jets in cross flow. In M. Behnia, W. Lin, & G. D. McBain (Eds.), Procedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. CD-ROM 1-CD-ROM 4). CD-ROM: The University of Sydney.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Temperature measurement of a turbulent particle laden flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elliott William Lewis
2014 Co-Supervisor Heat Transfer in Particle Latent Flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kimberley Chare Yiing Kueh
Position
Research Associate
Phone
83133960
Fax
8313 4367
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering Maths
Org Unit
School of Mechanical Engineering

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