Professor Richard Manasseh

Program Leader, Future urban infrastructure

Professor Richard Manasseh is a mechanical engineer with specialist knowledge of fluid dynamics. At a fundamental level, Professor Manasseh’s research focuses on wave modes and oscillators in fluids and their interactions.

He is best known for his work on the vibrations of bubbles, called bubble acoustics. His active projects examine ocean wave-power machines; the interaction of ultrasound with microbubbles and live cells for medical diagnostics and therapeutics; and the interaction of ultrasound with droplets for food processing.

Further applications of Richard’s research have included spacecraft engineering, coastal oceanography, thunderstorms, submarine noise, wastewater treatment and microfluidic devices.

In joining the Smart Cities Research Institute, he brings an interest in renewable energy and 20 years' experience in commercialisation of multi-disciplinary technologies to the urban agenda.

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