Researcher

Dr Matthias Kramer

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Biography

Matthias Kramer is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Prior to this, he was working at the University of Queensland and the University of Stuttgart. Matthias Kramer received a competitive fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) entitled ’Air-water mass transfer at hydraulic structures’.

Scholarships and supervision

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD...view more

Matthias Kramer is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Prior to this, he was working at the University of Queensland and the University of Stuttgart. Matthias Kramer received a competitive fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) entitled ’Air-water mass transfer at hydraulic structures’.

Scholarships and supervision

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved High Distinction (H1) in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

If you are interested in working on the topics listed below (or closely related areas), please perform a self-assessment (https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/) and send me your me your CV, academic transcripts and a research proposal consisting of motivation, (brief) literature review, research objectives and proposed methodology.

Research topics and interests

If you want to know more about my research, please refer to my Google Scholar or Research Gate. Topics of interest are in the field of open channel flow with a focus on air-entrainment, flow measurement instrumentation, energy dissipation and design of hydraulic structures. Other areas of interest are listed below:

  • Physical modelling
  • Open-channel flows 
  • Pumps and turbines
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Air-water flows
  • Stepped spillways
  • Hydraulic jumps
  • Measurement instrumentation
  • Phase-detection probes
  • Signal processing 
  • Image-based velocimetry

 

Lectures/Courses taught

  • ZEIT2020: Civil Engineering Materials (S1)
  • ZEIT2602: Hydraulic Engineering (S2)
  • ZEIT4600: Civil Design Practice (S1)
  • ZEIT4601: Civil Design Practice Extension (S2)
  • ZEIT4604: Hydrology and Environmental Engineering Practice (S1)

 

Current students

  • Hanwen Cui (graduated at UNSW Sydney, joint supervision with Dr Stefan Felder)

 

Awards and Grants

  • Open Fund Research, State Key Laboratory, Sichuan University
  • UNSW Rector Funded Visiting Fellowship (RFVF)
  • Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS): Combined open-channel/wave flume
  • Substantial merit-based start up grant (UNSW Canberra)
  • Establishment award (UNSW Canberra)
  • DFG research fellowship ’Air-water mass transfer at hydraulic structures’

 

Professional involvement

  • Executive member of the AFMS (Australian Fluid Mechanics Society) Canberra Chapter
  • IAHR Member - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • Reviewer for selected journals, including International Journal of Multiphase Flow (IJMF), Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (JHE) and Journal of Hydro-Environment Research (JHER)

 

 

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Location

Room 127, Building 20
UNSW Canberra Campus
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600

Contact

+61455664155

Research Activities


Presentation

White waters are often observed in free-surface flows such as hydraulic jumps or in supercritical flows over smooth or rough beds. Entrained air limits the use of common monophase flow measurement instrumentation and has motivated the development of specialized measurement equipment for air-flow research.

The aim of this research project is to improve the interpretation of intrusive phase-detection probe signals, thereby providing a robust estimation of mean velocities and advanced turbulence properties. One major outcome…