PROF Andrew Ooi

PROF Andrew Ooi


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulent flow



  • Professor Andrew Ooi is an academic staff member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne and Associate Dean (Academic) in the Melbourne School of Engineering.

    Prof Ooi graduated with a BEng in 1993 and PhD in 1997 from the University of Melbourne. Prior to his current appointment, Andrew worked at the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) at NASA Ames, Stanford University and as a research scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). 

    Research Interests
    - Computational fluid dynamics
    - Thermofluids
    - Heat transfer
    - Hydro-acoustics
    - Bubble acoustics.   


Member of

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Since. IEEE Signal Processing Society Since 2009 -
  • The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE). The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) 2007 -
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR). ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2005 -
  • American Physical Society. Member of the American Physical Society 1998 -
  • IEEE Computer Society. IEEE Computer Society 2000 - 2005


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2013-2015: M. Brear, C. Manzie and A. Ooi, 'Lower greenhouse at lower cost: Maximising the potential of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in passenger vehicles', ARC Linkage Project with Ford Motor Company of Australia, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $320K 

    2012-2014: P. Barlis, A. Ooi, I. Marusic, J. Monty and S. Moore, 'Optimizing blood flow in stented arteries: a fluid mechanics approach incorporating optical
    coherence tomography', ARC LInkage Project with Medtronic and Medicine-Austin Health, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $625,127

    2012: L. Aye, A. Ooi, T. Ngo, C. Nguyen, 'An innovative large scale solar PV deployment system', Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne, $20K 

    2009: Andrew SH Ooi, 'Ultrasound detection and treatment of cancer using avibody-coated microbubbles', Collaborative Research Grant, University of Melbourne, $19K   


Education and training

  • CGUT, University of Melbourne 2006
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1997
  • BEng (Hons), University of Melbourne 1993

Awards and honors

  • Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning, Australian Learning and Teaching Council ALTC), 2008
  • Award for one of the most cited authors in International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 2002-2005, The International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2008
  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education Award for Teaching Excellence, Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2008
  • Edward Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia, 2008
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Stanford University, Center for Turbulence Research, 2006
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2000



Available for supervision

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