Dr Jason Monty is Head of Department and a Professor with the Fluid Mechanics Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne.
After completing a PhD in fluid mechanics under the guidance of Professor Min Chong (with co-supervision by Professor A. E. Perry), Jason Monty was awarded an Australian PostDoctoral Fellowship by the ARC. After completing the APD, Jason was offered the position of Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2012 he was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship.
Dr Monty is an experimental researcher in fluid mechanics. His experience ranges from turbulent pipe and channel flows to tow tank testing, air-sea interactions and ice-wave interactions.
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: J. Monty, 'Enhancing evaporation at the turbulent air-water interface to improve waste water processing in mining applications', Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne, $20K
2011: J. Monty, MERIT Visiting Scholars Fund, Melbourne School of Engineering, $3K
2010: J. Monty, T. Altas and N. Hutchins, 'Elite swimming hydrodynamics', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $40K
In 2014/15 I am looking for new PhD students to work on a number of large-scale experimental fluid mechanics problems. These include:
1. Air-sea interactions. In March 2014, we will commission the new Extreme Air-Sea Interaction facility in the Michell Hydrodynamics Laboratory. This facility is the largest and highest quality of its kind in the world. It is designed to simulate the ocean with air blowing over a tank of water at speeds of up to 40 m/s. The water tank has dimensions of 60 x 2 x 2 m and the air flows over approximately 40 metres of water. A variety of projects are anticipated: studying the turbulent flow fields in the air and water; measuring gas transport from the water to the air; measuring evaporation rates; and analysing the influence of the air flow on wind-generated and mechanically generated waves.
2. Sea-Ice-Wave interactions. A unique ice-wave interaction facility is under construction, consisting of a large refrigeration room capable of reaching temperatures of -10 C and housing a 15 m long wave tank with ice grown or placed on the water surface. The aim is to simulate the complex Marginal Ice Zone of the polar regions on earth. Projects include the analysis of ice break-up and movement, wave field response to ice and turbulence generated in the water by the ice-wave interactions.
3. Developing Turbulent Boundary Layers. A PhD student (J. H. Lee) has developed a large-scale towed plate for studying developing boundary layers. High-speed PIV is available for this facility. An example of the possibilities is demonstrated on Yout