Understanding fluid and process behaviour is essential for addressing many global challenges for developing a future green society. It’s also important in many facets of advanced society, such as in energy transformation, metal and materials production, manufacturing and recycling of products. 

The Fluid and Process Dynamics (FPD) Research Group is part of the Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering (MPDE) and performs cutting-edge research in the areas of fluid dynamics/mechanics, fluid structures, thermodynamics, materials and energy transformation, and high temperature chemical and materials processes. The knowledge and science in these sub-disciplines underpins the research undertaken by the majority of Swinburne’s research institutes, with expertise provided by FPD. 

  • “Whether it is for the reduction of global e-wastes by turning them to wealth, invention of new processes for non-conventional metals resources, application of solar and wave energies, understanding high frequency ventilation for medical application, or understanding combustion and minerals processing; our group is working on solutions. We train future engineers and scientists in these areas and provide solutions to industries.

    Professor Akbar Rhamdhani , Group Leader

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