Power Generation & Transport
Melbourne Energy Institute
Richard is Chair of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His main interest is in high-fidelity simulation of turbulent flows and the associated noise generation in order to gain physical understanding of flow and noise mechanisms and to help assess and improve low-order models that can be employed in an industrial context.
He has been awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT190100072) for 2020-2024 to continue developing his simulation and machine-learning capabilities to better understand and model turbulent flows and flow-generated noise.
Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, he was a Professor of Fluid Dynamics and Aeroacoustics in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton and headed the UK Turbulence Consortium (www.turbulence.ac.uk), coordinating the work packages for compressible flows and flow visualisations and databases.