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Bluff Body Wakes and Transitions; Flow-Induced Vibrations; Bio-inspired Fluid Dynamics; Vorticity Generation and Diffusion.

1984 …2024

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Prof Kerry Hourigan works in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering (LBE), and a Co-Director of the Fluids Laboratory for Aeronautical and Industrial Research (FLAIR). He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. 

Prof Hourigan has an extensive research and industrial background in experimental and computational fluid dynamics, having been a National Research Council/NASA Research Associate at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Clark B. Millikan Visiting Professor of Aerospace at the California Institute of Technology, the Otto Monsted Guest Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO and a successful engineering consultant to major international projects, as well as numerous visiting professorships in France, Japan and the USA. 

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

Education/Academic qualification

Astrophysics, PhD, Condensation and Aggregation of the Planets, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 9 Jun 1981

Applied Mathematics/Physics, BSc, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 23 Apr 1975

External positions

Fellow, Engineers Australia Pty Limited

1996 → …

Research area keywords

  • Bluff Body Flows
  • Flow-Induced Vibration
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Bio-inspired Fluid Dynamics
  • Aeronautics

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