Researcher

Dr Matthias Kramer

Fields of Research (FoR)

Water Resources Engineering, Turbulent Flows, Fluid Physics, Civil Engineering, Surfacewater Hydrology

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Biography

I am a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Prior to this, I was working at the University of Queensland and the University of Stuttgart. My background is in Environmental Engineering and I am interested in open-channel hydrodynamics, including multiphase flows, hydraulic structures and measurement instrumentation.

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

I am a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Prior to this, I was working at the University of Queensland and the University of Stuttgart. My background is in Environmental Engineering and I am interested in open-channel hydrodynamics, including multiphase flows, hydraulic structures and measurement instrumentation.

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 under My Research (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.


My 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’

My Research Activities

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:

  • Hydrodynamics of open-channel flows
  • Hydraulic structures (smooth and stepped chutes, control structures)
  • Multiphase flows
  • Flow measurement instrumentation 
  • Signal processing (phase-detection probes and image-based velocimetry)
  • Mass transfer processes

 

Professional involvement

  • Editorial Panel ICE Water Management
  • 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), Journal of Hydro-Environment Research (JHER) and others

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

See research activities


Currently supervising

  • Hanwen Cui (PhD candidate, joint supervision with Dr Stefan Felder)
  • Reilly Cox (UNSW Sydney)

My Teaching

  • ZEIT2602 - Hydraulic Engineering
  • ZEIT4604 - Hydrology and Environmental Engineering Practice
  • ZEIT2603 - Civil Engineering Materials
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Location

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

Contact

+61420639264

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…