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PhD projects

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

1984 …2021

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Personal profile


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. 

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 9 Jun 1981

Applied Mathematics/Physics, BSc, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 23 Apr 1975

External positions

Fellow, Engineers Australia

1996 → …

Research area keywords

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


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