Welcome to my personal website, I am a scientist and an engineer who is currently hold a position as a Lecturer at the Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, and part of the University's renowned fluid mechanics research group. I am also an ITC (Infrared Training Center) Category 2 Thermographer, and a member of the accredited ITC Thermography Category 1 and Category 2 professional training team at the University of Melbourne. I received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering (fluid mechanics) in 2015 and double degree undergraduate B. Mech Eng (Hons) and B.Sc in Physics from the University of Melbourne in 2009. I also hold Postgraduate Certificate (Nanotechnology) from the University of Oxford in 2012 and Graduate Certificate (Commercialisation) from the Melbourne Business School in 2013.
My research interests are focusing on fundamental and applied fluid mechanics (both in experiment and numerical simulation), particularly in high Reynolds number turbulent flows, flow controls, drag reduction mechanisms, and rough surface flows. I also look into environmental flows such as at the effects of biofouling on marine engineering applications (large ships and submarine) and high efficient wind turbine. Recently I expanded my research portfolio by conducting various Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) work such as Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle aerodynamics and morphing wings, submarine hydrodynamics, and helicopter landing pad aerodynamics on Naval destroyer. Most of my scientific works, including journal and conference papers, are in my publication section. Please visit my Google Scholar page to view the impact of these researches.
My experimental expertise is both in the laboratory work (wind and water tunnel, channel flow, and pipe flow) and field work (operating ship and operating aircraft) environment. I have significant experiences in using various flow measurement techniques such as Hot-Wire Anemometry, Hot-Films Anemometry, Pitot tube, Cobra probe, and Laser Doppler Anemometry. Beyond fluid mechanics, I also have experience in design and manufacturing processes, these include 3D CAD drawing, operating CNC-Machine, 3D printing, and moulding - casting of a complex and micro-sized models. As an ITC Level 1 Thermographer, I am also qualified to conduct thermography analysis on various engineering applications.
News in various media about my research, laboratory, non academic activities, and some articles that I wrote can be found in the media section.
I teach several engineering subjects at the University of Melbourne, namely: Engineering Mechanics, Statics, Fluid Dynamics, Engineering System Design, and Capstone projects. Details about these subjects can be found in the teaching activities section.
Apart from scientific and teaching activities, I also do photography for aerospace magazines. In this website you can find some samples of my shots from various airshows in the UK and Australia. Some of these photos have been published by Aerospace magazines in Indonesia.
I also enjoy arts, particularly paintings, here I have attached several selections of famous sketches and paintings that have fluid mechanics aspects in it, including its associated science papers.
Finally, I always open to any domestic or International joint research and collaboration. If you have any interesting research idea please do not hesitate to contact me.