Researcher

Associate Professor Fangbao Tian

Fields of Research (FoR)

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Physics, Biomechanics, Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation, Aerodynamics

Biography

Academic Appointments:

Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (January 2022 - )
Senior Lecturer, ARC DECRA (2016), School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (July 2017 - December 2021)
Lecturer, School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (September 2014 - June 2017)
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Academic Appointments:

Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (January 2022 - )
Senior Lecturer, ARC DECRA (2016), School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (July 2017 - December 2021)
Lecturer, School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (September 2014 - June 2017)
Research AssociateSchool of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW, Canberra (August 2013 - September 2014)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA (September 2011 - August 2013)

Education:

PhD, Engineering Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2011
BSc, Theoretical and Applied MechanicsUniversity of Science and Technology of China, 2006

Research Interests:

CFD tools for complex flows and fluid-structure interaction
Modelling of laryngeal aerodynamics and vocal-fold vibration
Fluid-structure interaction of a plate or multiple plates in a viscous fluid
Fish swimming and insect flight
Blood flow and blood cells
Non-Newtonian flow

Awards and Honors:

UNSW Canberra Silverstar Award 2018
UNSW Canberra Silverstar Award 2017
Journal of Fluids and Structures Highly Cited Research, January 2017
ARC DECRA 2016
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters 2012 Best Paper Award
The 2013 AQL Best Paper Award
International Travel Grant to the 2010 APS/DFD

Professional Services:

Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (ERA A journal) (2019-)
Associate Editor, Plos One (ERA A journal) (2019-)
Member on Editorial Board, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (ERA A journal) (2016-2019)
Lead Guest Editor, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science - The LBM and its Applications in Complex Flows and FSI (2016-2018)
Lead Guest Editor, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science - Bio-inspired Flapping Foils and Their Applications (2016-2018)
Lead Guest Editor, Comput Math Meth Med - Computational Methods and Models in Circulatory and Reproductive Systems (2016)
Assessor, Chilean National Science and Technology Commission, Australian Research Council
Session Chair, ICCFD 8 (2014), 3rd FSSIC (2015)
Program Committee Member, ParCFD 2013, iCBEB 2014, iWB 2014, CCM2014 & 2015
Reviewer, Microfluidics & Nanofluidics, J Biomech, JFS, JSV, JASA and other international journals (more than 20)

Teaching:

Lecturer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Undergraduate, S1 2021
Lecturer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Undergraduate, S1 2020
Lecturer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Undergraduate, S1 2019
Lecturer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Undergraduate, S1 2018
Lecturer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Undergraduate, S1 2017
Lecturer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Undergraduate, S1 2016
Co-Lecturer, Hydraulic Engineering, Undergraduate, S2 2015
Lecturer, Fluid Mechanics, Undergraduate, S2 2015.

Potential PhD topics:

  1. Fluid-structure interaction involving structure damage
  2. Fluid-structure-acoustics interaction
  3. Fluid-structure interaction of surgically changed arteries
  4. Turbulent boundary layer with flexible structures
  5. IB-LES/RANS-LBM for fluid-structure interactions in heat transfer and bushfire
  6. Flow instabilities over flapping foils
  7. Flow instabilities in arteries
  8. Flow control and optimization over fapping foils
  9. Fluid-structure interaction in supersonic and hypersonic flows
  10. Unsteady vortex dynamics and fluid-structure interaction of flapping flags
  11. Fluid-structure interaction and acoustics during phonation
  12. LBM modelling of fluid-structure interaction involving visco-elastic flows
  13. AI assisted fluid dynamics

Please feel free to contact A/Prof Tian (email: f.tian@adfa.edu.au) if you are interested in any topic or have any question about the PhD program and his research.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved H1 /High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research. If you are interested, contact me at f.tian@adfa.edu.au.


My Grants

A/Prof Tian has received over $2M in external funding as Chief Investigation (CI) or Co CI, and over $600K in internal funding. Shown here are several selected grants:

Tian, F. B., Young, J., Lai, J. C. S., and Thomas, A., Fluid-structure-acoustics Interactions of Bio-inspired Flapping Wings, 01/2020-12/2022, Australian Research Council/Discovery Project.
Tian, F. B., Ravi, S., Young, J., and Wang, L., Accurate and Efficient Calculations of Fractional Flow Reserve in Cardiovascular System, 10/2019-04/2025, Shukun Tech.
Tian, F. B., Young, J., Kleine, H., and Ravi, S., Aerodynamic Study of Bicycle Wheels, 09/2019-08/2022, Australian Institute of Sport.
Tian, F., Novel modelling of fluid-structure interactions in biological flows, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 01/2016-12/2018, Australian Research Council.

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Location

Building 17 Room 127

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Contact

+61 2 5114 5212
+61 2 6268 8276