Researcher

Dr Danielle Joy Moreau

My Expertise

  • Aeroacoustics and flow-induced noise
  • Acoustics and noise control
  • Turbulence
  • Wind tunnel testing

Fields of Research (FoR)

Fluid-structure interaction and aeroacoustics, Acoustics and noise control (excl. architectural acoustics), Acoustics and acoustical devices; waves, Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics and Noise Control (excl. Architectural Acoustics), Turbulent Flows

Biography

Dr Danielle Moreau is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the Flow Noise Group and her current research is in the field of aeroacoustics. Her research focuses on the understanding and control of flow-induced noise with the aim of quietening modern technologies such as submarines, wind turbines, fans, UAVs and aircraft. Dr Moreau's major...view more

Dr Danielle Moreau is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the Flow Noise Group and her current research is in the field of aeroacoustics. Her research focuses on the understanding and control of flow-induced noise with the aim of quietening modern technologies such as submarines, wind turbines, fans, UAVs and aircraft. Dr Moreau's major research contributions have been in (i) wall-mounted finite airfoil aeroacoustics, (ii) airfoil trailing edge noise production and control, (iii) rotor, fan and wind turbine noise generation and (iv) bluff body aeroacoustics.

For a description of Flow Noise Group facilities and research projects please visit http://www.flownoise.unsw.edu.au/


My Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2010): The University of Adelaide. Thesis: Spatially fixed and moving virtual sensing methods for active noise control.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (2005): The University of Adelaide. First class honours

My Awards

  • UNSW Engineering Staff Excellence Award in Education Excellence and Innovation (2019)
  • Future Women Leaders Conference Award (2019)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (London) Bronze Written Paper Prize (2017)
  • NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2016)
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2015)
  • Fulbright South Australia Scholar (2013) (Host institution: Virginia Polytechnic and State University)
  • Australian University Federation of Women Postdoctoral Award (2013)
  • Centre for Energy Technology Best Contribution to Research Quality Prize (2012)
  • University Doctoral Research Medal (2011)
  • PhD thesis commendation from the Dean of Graduate Studies (2010)
  • Acoustics 08 Best Paper in Structural Acoustics and Vibration (Second Prize) (2008)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2006)

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Research positions are available with Dr Moreau for Masters and PhD students in the areas of aeroacoustics, acoustics and active noise control. Successful students will be joining a dynamic research group consisting of academics, postdocs, PhD students and technical staff. We currently run experimental and numerical projects in

  • Three-dimensional airfoil flow noise
  • Bio-inspired quiet airfoil design
  • Quiet insect aeroacoustics
  • UAV and drone aeroacoustics
  • Bluff body flow noise

Please contact Dr Moreau if you are interested in a meeting to discuss research opportunities and for a tour of the lab.

UNSW offers a number of prestigious scholarships to international and domestic research candidates. You can assess your likelihood for admission or scholarship via UNSW-HDR Self Assessment ToolUNSW / Home Country Joint Scholarships are also available to students from China, Pakistan and Chille. 


My Engagement

Professional engagement

  • Chief Editor of Acoustics Australia
  • Equity and Diversity Lead, AFMC2022 Local Organising Committee
  • Member of the AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee and the New Initiatives Sub-committee, 2020 - present
  • Australasian Fluid Mechanics Council member and member of the Future Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) and Women in Fluid Mechanics (WiFM) sub-committees, 2019 - 2020
     

Media communications and public talks

  • Cathedral Acoustics UK, Amazing Women in Audio and Acoustics Interview, October 2020
  • Featured as an industry expert in the Australian Space Agency exhibition (Lot Fourteen, Adelaide) and Questacon travelling exhibition, which opened in Canberra late in 2020, and will travel nationally for 5 years
  • Invited speaker (funded), Australian Academy of Sciences `Changing lives with Science', Shine Dome, Canberra ACT, 2019
  • `Focus on ARC support for women in STEM', Australian Research Council Feature Article, 25 June 2019
  • `UNSW rocketry team over the moon about successful launch', UNSW Newsroom, 2 May 2019
  • Panel speaker at `A bird's eye view: Drones in engineering, art and everyday life', UNSW Grand Challenges program, 2018
  • `The Silence of Dr Moreau', Sunday Mail, 24 August 2014
  • ABC 639 North and West `Scientist in the Studio' Radio interview, Sept 2014
  • Radio Adelaide 101.5 interview on Fulbright research project, April 2013
  • `Danielle's Future is Fulbright', InBusiness SA Magazine, Issue 73, Oct/Nov 2013
  • `Reducing Noise Pollution', University of Adelaide Media Release, 21 March 2013

My Teaching

  • Course convenor for MECH4305: Fundamental and Advanced Vibration Analysis (2016 - present)
  • Lecturer for AERO3630: Aerodynamics (Aeroacoustics module) (2018 - present)
  • Course convenor for AERO9500: Space Systems Architectures and Orbits (2020)
  • Lecturer for AVEN1920: Introduction to Aircraft Engineering and MMAN2600: Fluid Mechanics (2015 - 2016)
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Location

Ainsworth Building (J17)
Level 4, Room 408E
Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 2 9385 5428
+61 2 9663 1222