Ba. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from James Cook University, specializing in the development and implementation of numerical simulation algorithms.

Presently a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at JCU. My current research is centered around the development of multi-phase, multi-physics numerical simulation software for application to geophysics (such as oil reservoir modeling) and other fluid flow problems. Additionally, I am developing programming strategies for scalable application performance on parallel hardware architectures such as multi-core and GPGPU.

Specialties:Numerical simulation, meshfree particle methods, smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH), finite difference (FD), discrete element method (DEM), finite element method (FEM), ANSYS, Fluent, enhanced oil recovery, software development for parallel computational architectures like multi-core and GPGPU.

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  • 2016 - National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

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  • Sph Modeling of the Physics of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage in Heavy Oil Recovery. (Masters , Primary Advisor)

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