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Wall-bounded turbulence - experimental and DNS investigations;
Sub-sonic and supersonic jet flows - experiment and DNS investigations;
Development of advanced optical velocimetry techniques for Fluid Mechanics research

1986 …2024

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Julio Soria was awarded a B.E. (1st Class Honours) in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia. After Post-doctoral Fellowships at the CSIRO in Melbourne, Victoria in 1989-90 and at Stanford University and NASA Ames Research Centre, California in 1990-91, he joined the CSIRO returning to Melbourne as a Research Scientist in 1991, where he was promoted to Senior Research Scientist in 1992. In 1993 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria as a Senior Lecturer, where he was promoted to Reader in 1998 and subsequently to Professor with a Personal Chair in Mechanical Engineering in 2000. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace & Combustion (LTRAC) at Monash University, which he initially established in 1994 as the Turbulence Research Laboratory. 
He is a Fellow of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of the American Physical Society and EUROMECH. He is an Associate Editor of Theoretical and Computational Fluid Mechanics and an Editorial Advisory Board member of a number of scientific journals including Experiments in Fluids and Experimental and Thermal Fluid Science, as well as a number of national and international technical and research funding committees. 
His research interest lies in Fluid Mechanics, particularly in the physics and control of turbulent shear flows. He uses both physical experiments and direct numerical simulation to investigate fluid physics. His current research interests include turbulent boundary layer flows, sub-sonic and super-sonic transitional and turbulent jet flows, the development of non-intrusive optical experimental measurement methods (PIV, Stereo-PIV, Tomo-PIV, HPIV, Tomo-HPIV) and direct numerical simulations using scientific high-performance computing and more recently the application of scientific machine learning in Fluid Mechanics. He has authored in excess of 600 papers.

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering (Fluid Mechanics), PhD, The Effects of Transverse Plate Surface Vibrations on Laminar Boundary Layer Flow and Forced Convective Heat Transfer., University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989

Research area keywords

  • Turbulence
  • flow Instability
  • flow control
  • bio-flows
  • particle image velocimetry
  • direct numerical simulation
  • data assimilation
  • scientific machine learning
  • physics-informed neural networks

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