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Dr Tony Vo is a Senior Teaching Fellow and the Director of Education in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering investigating flow instability in rotating flows using computational fluid dynamics. His post-doctorial research involved fluid mechanics, flow stability and heat transfer. Examples include rotating and non-rotating horizontal convection informing global currents in Earth's oceans, planetary scale structures in the form of polar vortices, and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow and heat transfer in electrically conducting fluids within ducts for heat extraction relevant in nuclear fusion reactors.

His current research is engineering-education focused. He is investigating engineering-education tools to enhance the learning and teaching experiences within tertiary education. Examples include audience response systems, e-assessments and digital badging. He specialises in teaching core first-year units.

Research area keywords

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Natural convection
  • heat transfer
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • MHD
  • Quasi-2D flows
  • Flow Stability
  • Linear stability analysis
  • Rotating Flows
  • Enginering education


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