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Hugh works in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University as a Professor.

Prof Hugh Blackburn (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University) holds a BE from UniSA (1982) and a PhD from Monash (1993), in the area of bluff body fluid mechanics. Prior to commencing his PhD at Monash in 1985 he worked as a consulting engineer for Kinhill Engineers. At Monash he concurrently worked as a junior academic until the end of 1993. He joined CSIRO in 1994 where he carried out both fundamental and applied research in fluid dynamics. In 2007 he re-joined Monash University. His principal research area is the physics of unsteady flows and associated computational methods. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

Research area keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow Stability and Turbulent Flow
  • High-order Numerical Methods


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