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Damon Honnery is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, He obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sydney in 1985. Following this he was employed as a research fellow at the University of Sydney during which he obtained a MEngSc in 1987. In 1987 he was awarded a cadet research scientist position in the Aeronautical Research Laboratory (ARL) during which he obtained his PhD in gas turbine related research from the University of Sydney in 1992. This was followed by an appointment as a research scientist at ARL in the Propulsion Branch where he undertook research on soot formation in gas turbines systems.

In 1993 he took up a lectureship at Monash University at the Caulfield Campus, he then moved to the Clayton Campus in 1999 where he established the Monash Aerospace Engineering Degree and with Julio Soria he jointly established the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion being co-director until 2023.

In the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering where he lectured in propulsion systems he has been Aerospace Course Director, Director of Undergraduate Affairs, Director of Research, and Deputy Head.

In the Faculty of Engineering he held the position of Deputy Dean Operations, played a leading role in the development of the Monash Makerspace and was Interim Joint Director of the Woodside-Monash Energy Partnership.

His research interests range from spray systems, particle flows, pollutant formation, renewable energy and climate change mitigation. As well as his fundamental research across these topics he has also carried out applied research across a range of industries including aerospace, automotive, rail, freight, energy, mining and pharmaceutics.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • Combustion
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Pollutant Formation
  • Alternative Renewable Fuels
  • Propulsion and Transport

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