I am a lecturer of Energy and Thermodynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of South Wales, in the United Kingdom. I am responsible for teaching first- and second-year thermofluids, second-year aerodynamics, and third-year engineering design - computational fluid dynamics (CFD). I was previously a lecturer at Curtin University in Western Australia, where I taught fluid mechanics modules, FM433, EM100 and FM230.
My primary research field is the study of turbulence using computational fluid dynamics (CFD); particularly Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent boundary layers, turbulent jets, and boundary layer control. I am active in the biomechanics research field, particularly CFD modelling of the hemodynamics of the left descending coronary artery. For my research, I generally prefer to use (and contribute to) open-source software; particularly OpenFOAM, Nek5000, python, paraview and Linux. My project students have studied a diverse range of topics ranging from the hydrodynamics of humpback whale flippers to producing CFD models of the Curtin FSAE car in conjunction with iVEC.
Time-averaged streamlines of a pitched and skewed vortex generating jet, issuing into a turbulent boundary layer. The streamlines show higher momentum fluid from the outer regions of the boundary layer (red streamlines) being swept into the near-wall region. The simulation was computed using a custom LES boundary-layer code, inlet boundary conditions were provided with a variant of the Lund et al inflow generation condition. [Ref.: Jewkes et al., AIAA J. 49(1):247–250, 2011]