1997 …2023

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Tan Boon Thong research interest include fluid structure interaction, aerodynamics, engineering design, thermal energy storage and heat transfer.  He has also worked on numerous industry related projects and strives to expose students to real world challenges. His mentoring of student teams in external design competitions such as the Shell Eco Marathon, Formula SAE and Weir-Warman design and build competition helps students to apply their technical skills while developing soft skills.

Research interests

Sustainability has been the underlying thrust in a diverse areas of research. In the area of fluid structure interaction, structures excited by the galloping instability is studied for it’s potential for energy harvesting. In the area of engineering design, design frameworks are further developed to prioritize aspect of sustainability. Studies into improving thermal storage and enhancing thermal management systems are designed to increase energy efficiency.

Monash teaching commitment

  • MEC2404 - Mechanics of Fluid

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Computational methods in fluid flow
  • heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)

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