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Associate Professor Paul Medwell

Telephone +61 8 8313 5920
Position Associate Professor
Email paul.medwell@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4367
Building Engineering South
Floor/Room 2 05
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering

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Biography/ Background

Dr Paul Medwell is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide. He has over fifteen years of combustion research experience in the field of MILD (moderate or intense low oxygen dilution) combustion and also in the development and application of advanced laser diagnostic techniques for the measurement of flames and harsh reacting environments. Over the years Dr Medwell has expanded his research interests to include humanitarian engineering, solar energy, jet noise and sports engineering. He has published over 100 scientific articles, and regularly presents his findings to international audiences. In addition to his research work, Dr Medwell serves as an engineering consultant to industry.

For further information please consult my School of Mechanical Engineering website (this link often fails due to University network issues).

Awards & Achievements

  • Discovery International Award - Australian Research Council (2017)
  • Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme - Universities Australia and DAAD (2016)
  • Australia-China Next Step Initiative - Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2015)
  • South Australian Tall Poppy Science Award - Australian Institute of Policy and Science (2013)
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Australian Research Council (2012-2014)
  • David Warren Travelling Fellowship - Combustion Institute, Australian and New Zealand Section (2010)
  • Demonstrator of the Year - School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide (2007)
  • Outstanding Research Paper - 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2005)

Research Interests

I have projects available for Masters and PhD students in a wide range of areas including combustion, laser diagnostics and sports engineering. Please contact me for more information.

Research Funding

$375,000

 

Resolving flame stabilisation mechanisms in the transition to MILD combustion
P.R. Medwell
Australian Research Council: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2012)

$320,000

 

Resolving the mechanics of turbulent noise production
C.J. Doolan; L.A. Brooks; P.R. Medwell
Australian Research Council: Discovery Project (2012)

$30,000

 

Reuse Residual Heat & Energy Harvesting
P.R. Medwell; C.H. Birzer
Electrolux Australia (2012)

$200,000

 

Supercontinuum fibre laser consortium for the chemical and materials sciences
T.W. Kee; E.J. Bieske; G.F. Metha; T.A. Smith; P.R. Medwell; K.P. Ghiggino
Australian Research Council: Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (2013)

$400,000

 

Controlled radiation facility to investigate turbulence-radiation-chemistry interactions in highflux solar reactors
G.J. Nathan; A.R. Masri; E.R. Hawkes; Z.T. Alwahabi; B.B. Dally; P.J. Ashman; P.R. Medwell; M.J. Dunn; R. Taylor
Australian Research Council: Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (2013)

$5,500

 

Windows on Science
P.R. Medwell
United States Air Force, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (2013)

$11,000

 

Design and Build a Model Gas Turbine Combustor
P.R. Medwell; D. Bey; J. Dean; J. Francis; A. Trainor
Santos (2013)
$30,000


Development of Optical Methods to Measure Volatilised Metals in Hot Gases
P.R. Medwell, G. Metha, T. Kee, D. Lancaster, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, P. Ashman, Z. Alwahabi, S. Grano
University of Adelaide, Interdisciplinary Fund (2013)
$1,083,000


Tools for design and scale-up of solar thermochemical reactors
E.R. Hawkes, G.J. Nathan, R.W. Grout, B.B. Dally, P.R. Medwell, Z.T. Alwahabi, R.A. Taylor, G.H. Yeoh
Australian Renewable Energy Agency: Solar Energy Collaboration (2013)
$40,000 Tools for combustion research
P.R. Medwell, Z.F. Tian
University of Adelaide, Strategic Research Initiative (2014)
$20,000


Towards the application of MILD combustion to gas turbines
P.R. Medwell
United States Air Force, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (2014)
$2,480 Next Step Initiative - Young Scientists Exchange Program
P.R. Medwell
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2015)
$90,000 Towards the application of MILD combustion to gas turbines
P.R. Medwell
United States Air Force, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (2015)
$30,000 Establishment of a Humanitarian Technology Research Group Research Facility
C.H. Birzer, P.R. Medwell, P.J. Ashman, K. Davey, C. Thomas
University of Adelaide, Research Support Scheme (2015)
$158,100 Gas Pipeline blowdown: Characteristics of natural gas pipeline blowdown in remote areas
N.L. Smith, A. Mimani, A.C. Zander, P.J. Ashman, C.H. Birzer, P.R. Medwell, T. Lau, B.S. Cazzolato
Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre (2015)
$25,000

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme
G.J. Nathan, P.R. Medwell, M. Jafarian, W. Saw, A. Chinnici
Universities Australia and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2016)

$20,000

New Solutions for Air Quality and Old Development Challenges: Biochar Technology
C.H. Birzer, T. Cavagnaro, S. Kidd, P. Kwong, P.R. Medwell, P.J. van Eyk, W. Umberger
University of Adelaide, Interdisciplinary Fund (2016)

$90,000 Towards the application of MILD combustion to gas turbines
P.R. Medwell
United States Air Force, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (2016)
$367,000 Advanced Experimental and Modelling Study to Better Predict Spray Flames
P.R. Medwell, B.B. Dally, H.G. Pitsch
Australian Research Council: Discovery Project (2017)

Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Optical thermometry for high temperature multiphase environments under high-flux irradiation
    Gu, D., Sun, Z.W., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Nathan, G.J.
    Solar Energy (2017). Accepted 17th February, 2017 (as SE-D-16-00830).

  2. Simultaneous measurements of gas temperature, soot volume fraction and primary particle diameter in a sooting lifted turbulent ethylene/air non-premixed flame
    Gu, D., Sun, Z.W., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Nathan, G.J.
    Combustion and Flame (2017). In Press.
  3. The role of primary and secondary air on wood combustion in cookstoves
    Kirch, T., Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R., Holden, L.
    International Journal of Sustainable Energy (2016). In Press.

  4. Effects of Oxidant Stream Composition on Non-Premixed Laminar Flames with Heated and Diluted Coflows
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Tian, Z.F., Ye, J.J., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A.
    Combustion and Flame (2017) 178, pp. 297-310.

  5. The Effect of Exit Strain Rate on Soot Volume Fraction in Turbulent Non-Premixed Jet Flames
    Mahmoud, S.M., Nathan, G.J., Alwahabi, Z.T., Sun, Z.W., Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B.
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017) 36, pp. 889-897.
  6. Classification and Lift-Off Height Prediction of Non-Premixed MILD and Autoignitive Flames
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Wu, H., Stagni, A., Ihme, M.
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2017) 36, pp. 4297-4304.

  7. Effect of particle size on the MILD combustion characteristics of pulverised brown coal
    Saha, M., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Chinnici, A.
    Fuel Processing Technology (2017) 155, pp. 74-87.
  8. Laminar flame calculations for analysing trends in autoignitive jet flames in a hot and vitiated coflow
    Medwell, P.R., Evans, M.J., Chan, Q.N., Katta, V.R.
    Energy and Fuels
    (2016) 30(10), pp. 8680–8690.

  9. Ignition characteristics in spatially zero-, one- and two-dimensional laminar ethylene flames
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Tian, Z.F., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Stagni, A.
    AIAA Journal (2016) 54(10), pp. 3255-3264.
  10. The transition of ethanol flames from conventional to MILD combustion
    Ye, J.J., Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B., Evans, M.J.
    Combustion and Flame
    (2016) 171, pp 173-184.

  11. Identification and quantitative analysis of smouldering and flaming combustion of radiata pine
    Wang, H., van Eyk, P., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H., Tian, Z.F., Possell, M.
    Energy & Fuels (2016) 30(9), pp 7666–7677.

  12. Burning Characteristics of Victorian Brown Coal under MILD Combustion Conditions
    Saha, M., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Chinnici, A.
    Combustion and Flame (2016) 172, pp. 252-270.
  13. Automated Determination of Size and Morphology Information from Soot Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Generated Images
    Wang, C., Chan, Q.N., Zhang, R., Kook, S., Hawkes, E.R., Yeoh, G.H., Medwell, P.R.
    Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2016) 18:127.

  14. Natural draft and forced primary air combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace
    Kirch, T., Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R.
    Biomass and Bioenergy (2016) 91, pp. 108-115.

  15. Eulerian and Lagrangian Stagnation plane behavior of moderate Reynolds number round opposed-jets flow
    Wu, D., Li, J., Liu, Z., Xiong, Y., Zheng, C., Medwell, P.R.
    Computers and Fluids (2016) 133, pp. 116-128.

  16. Improvement of precision and accuracy of temperature imaging in sooting flames using two-line atomic fluorescence (TLAF)
    Gu, D., Sun, Z., Nathan, G.J., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B.
    Combustion and Flame
    (2016) 167 pp. 481-493.

  17. External Irradiation Eff ect on the Growth and Evolution of In-Flame Soot Species
    Wang, C., Chan, Q.N., Kook, S., Hawkes, E.R., Lee, J., Medwell, P.R.
    Carbon (2016) 102 pp. 161-171.
  18. Numerical Study of Pulverized Coal MILD Combustion in a Self-Recuperative Furnace
    Saha, M., Chinnici, A., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R.
    Energy & Fuels
    (2015) 29(11), pp. 7650-7669.

  19. Stability and Accuracy of Aeroacoustic Time-Reversal Using the Pseudo-Characteristic Formulation
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration (2015) 20(4), pp. 226-243.
  20. An Interhemispheric Perspective on Environment and Energy
    Matschullat, J., Armbrecht, L.H., Bachor, H., Bremhorst, K., Christian, M., Kanajanabootra, S., Lennox, P., Lowe, D., Matthews, W.A., Medwell, P.R., Mulvaney, P., Nelson, P., Nicholls, I., Read, R., Rizos, C., Spiccia, L., Zhang, Y.
    International Journal of Performability Engineering (2015) 11(6), pp. 589-603.

  21. An experimental study on MILD combustion of prevaporised liquid fuels
    Ye, J.J., Medwell, P.R., Varea, E., Kruse, S., Dally, B.B., Pitsch, H.G.
    Applied Energy (2015) 151, pp. 93-101.
  22. Modeling Lifted Jet Flames in a Heated Coflow Using an Optimized Eddy Dissipation Concept Model
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Tian. Z.F.
    Combustion Science and Technology (2015) 187(7), pp. 1093-1109.

  23. Mechanism for laser-induced fluorescence signal generation in a nanoparticle-seeded flow for planar flame thermometry
    Gu, D.H., Sun, Z.W., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Physics B (2015) 118(2), pp. 209-218.
  24. Simultaneous planar measurements of temperature and soot volume fraction in a turbulent non-premixed jet flame
    Mahmoud, S.M., Nathan, G.J., Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B., Alwahabi, Z.T.
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
    (2015) 35, pp. 1931–1938.

  25. A Sponge-Layer Damping Technique for Aeroacoustic Time-Reversal
    Mimani, A., Prime, Z., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    Journal of Sound and Vibration (2015) 342, pp. 124-151
  26. Temperature Imaging of Turbulent Dilute Spray Flames Using Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence
    Medwell, P.R., Masri, A.R., Pham, P.X., Dally, B.B., Nathan, G.J.
    Experiments in Fluids (2014) 55:1840.

  27. Moderate or Intense Low Oxygen Dilution (MILD) Combustion Characteristics of Pulverized Coal in a Self-Recuperative Furnace
    Saha, M., Dally, B. B., Medwell, P.R., Cleary, E.M.
    Energy & Fuels
    (2014) 28(9), pp. 6046–6057.
  28. Algorithm for soot sheet quantification in a piloted turbulent jet non-premixed natural gas flame
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Nathan, G.J.
    Experiments in Fluids
    (2014) 55:1827.

  29. A biochar-producing, dung-burning cookstove for humanitarian purposes
    Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R., MacFarlane, G., Read, M., Wilkey, J., Higgins, M., West, T.
    Procedia Engineering (2014) 78, pp. 243-249
  30. Enhancing the focal-resolution of aeroacoustic time-reversal using a point sponge-layer damping technique
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2014) 136(3), pp. EL199-EL205.

  31. The role of precursors on the stabilisation of jet flames issuing into a hot environment
    Medwell, P.R., Blunck, D.L., Dally, B.B.
    Combustion and Flame (2014) 161, pp. 465-474.
  32. Multiple line arrays for the characterization of aeroacoustic sources using a time-reversal method
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2013), 134(4), pp. EL327-EL333.

  33. An analysis of combustion from a top-lit up-draft (TLUD) cookstove
    Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R., Wilkey, J., West, T., Higgins, M., MacFarlane, G., and Read, M.
    Journal of Humanitarian Engineering (2013), 2(1), pp. 1-8.

  34. Kinetic and fluid dynamic modeling of ethylene jet flames in diluted and heated oxidant stream combustion conditions
    Shabanian, S.R., Medwell, P.R., Rahimi, M., Frassoldati, A., and Cuoci, A.
    Applied Thermal Engineering (2013), 52(5), pp. 538–554.
  35. Temperature measurements in turbulent non-premixed flames by two-line atomic fluorescence
    Medwell, P.R, Chan, Q.N., Dally, B.B., Mahmoud, S., Alwahabi, Z.T., and Nathan, G.J.
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
    (2013), 34, pp. 3619–3627.

  36. Experimental Observation of Lifted Flames in a Heated and Diluted Coflow
    Medwell, P.R, and Dally, B.B.
    Energy & Fuels
    (2012), 26(9), pp. 5519–5527.

  37. Feature Article: Effect of fuel composition on jet flames in a heated and diluted oxidant stream
    Medwell, P.R., and Dally, B.B.
    Combustion and Flame
    (2012) 159, pp. 3138-3145.

  38. Feature Article: New Seeding Methodology for Gas Concentration Measurements
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B., Alwahabi, Z.T., and Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Spectroscopy
    (2012) 66(7), pp. 803-809.

  39. Flow seeding with elemental metal species via an optical method
    Medwell, P.R., Chan, Q.N., Dally, B.B., Alwahabi, Z.T., Mahmoud, S., Metha, G.F., and Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Physics B
    (2012) 107(3), pp. 665-668.

  40. Developing sports engineering education in Australia
    Medwell, P.R., Grimshaw, P.N., Robertson, W.S., and Kelso, R.M.
    Procedia Engineering (2012) 34, pp. 260-265.
  41. Recent advances in the measurement of strongly radiating turbulent and reacting flows
    Nathan, G.J., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., and Chan, Q.N.
    Progress in Energy and Combustion Science
    (2012) 38(1), pp. 41-61.

  42. Assessment of Interferences to Nonlinear Two-line Atomic Fluorescence (NTLAF) in Sooty Flames
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Physics B
    (2011) 104, pp. 189-198.

  43. The influence on the soot distribution within a laminar flame of radiation at fluxes of relevance to concentrated solar radiation
    Medwell, P.R., Nathan, G.J., Chan, Q.N., Alwahabi, Z.T. and Dally, B.B.
    Combustion and Flame (2011) 158, pp. 1814-1821.

  44. Analysis of the lawn bowl trajectory as a teaching tool for sports engineering: Development of a graphical user-interface
    Medwell, P.R., Brooks, L.A., and Medwell, B.S.
    Procedia Engineering (2011) 13, pp. 531-537.
  45. Simultaneous Imaging of Temperature and Soot Volume Fraction
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
    (2011) 33, pp. 791-798.

  46. Solvent Effects on Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence (TLAF) of Indium
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Optics
    (2010) 49(8), pp. 1257-1266.

  47. Instantaneous Temperature Imaging of Diffusion Flames Using Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence
    Medwell, P.R., Chan, Q.N., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Spectroscopy
    (2010) 64(2), pp. 173-176.

  48. Reaction Zone Weakening Effects Under Hot and Diluted Oxidant Stream Conditions
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., and Dally, B.B.
    Combustion Science and Technology
    (2009) 181(7), pp. 937-953.

  49. Development of temperature imaging using two-line atomic fluorescence
    Medwell, P.R., Chan, Q.N., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    Applied Optics
    (2009) 48(6), pp. 1237–1248.

  50. Imaging of Diluted Turbulent Ethylene Flames Stabilised on a Jet in Hot Coflow (JHC) Burner
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., and Dally, B.B.
    Combustion and Flame
    (2008) 152, pp. 100–113.

  51. Simultaneous Imaging of OH, Formaldehyde and Temperature of Turbulent Nonpremixed Jet Flames in a Heated and Diluted Coflow
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., and Dally, B.B.
    Combustion and Flame
    (2007) 148, pp. 48–61.

Conference Publications

  1. Computational Methodology for Investigating the Transient Interaction Between a Reaction Control Jet and a Hypersonic Crossflow
    Miller, W.A., Medwell, P.R., Kim, M.K., Doolan, C.J.
    54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech (2016) San Diego, California, USA, AIAA-2016-0343.
  2. Quantitative Rayleigh temperature imaging in turbulent flames of prevapourised n-heptane
    Ye, J.J., Medwell, P.R., Evans, M.J., Dally, B.B.
    7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (2015), Melbourne, pg. 85.

  3. Laser-induced fluorescence of hydroxyl in ethylene in jet flames in hot and diluted coflows
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Ye, J.J.
    7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (2015), Melbourne, pg. 75.

  4. Improvement of precision and accuracy of temperature imaging in sooting flames using two-line atomic fluorescence (TLAF)
    Gu, D.H., Sun, Z.W., Nathan, G.J., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B.
    7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (2015), Melbourne, pg. 51.

  5. Soot reduction in cookstoves due to turbulent mixing
    Lask, K.M., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H., Gadgil, A.J.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 3A04.

  6. Assessment of natural draft combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace
    Kirch, T., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 3B01.

  7. External Irradiation Effect on the Evolution of In-Flame Soot Species
    Wang, C., Chan, Q.N., Kook, S., Hawkes, E.R., Medwell, P.R., Lee, J.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 2E09.

  8. Preliminary experimental and computational study of time varying laminar non-premixed ethylene/nitrogen flames
    Foo, K.K., Jocher, A., Thong, C.X., Dally, B.B., Nathan, G.J., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Pitsch, H.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 2D09.

  9. Development of an in-flame thermophoretic soot sampling device
    Wang, C., Chan, Q.N., Kook, S., Hawkes, E.R., Medwell, P.R., Lee, J.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 2E08.
  10. The effect of exit strain rate on soot volume fraction in turbulent non-premixed jet flames
    Mahmoud, S.M., Sun, Z.W., Dally, B.B., Alwahabi, Z.T., Medwell, P.R., Nathan, G.J.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 2E07.

  11. Investigation of smouldering combustion of biomass fuel
    Wang, H., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H., van Eyk, P.J., Tian, Z.F., Possell, M.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 1B06.

  12. Effect of turbulence on the MILD combustion characteristics of Victorian Brown Coal
    Saha, M., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Chinnici, A.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 1B04.

  13. The adequacy of laminar flame calculations for identifying MILD combustion
    Medwell, P.R., Evans, M.J., Chan, Q.N., Katta, V.R.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 1B03.

  14. The impact of carrier gas on ethanol flame behaviour in a Jet in Hot Coflow (JHC) burner
    Ye, J.J., Medwell, P.R., Evans, M.J., Dally, B.B.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 1B02.

  15. Classification of Non-Premixed MILD and Autoignitive Flames
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Wu, H., Stagni, A., Ihme, M.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 1B01.

  16. Non-stationary analysis of noise from a subsonic fluidic jet
    Schembri, T., Zander, A.C., Kelso, R.M., Medwell, P.R.
    Internoise 2015 (2015), San Francisco, California, Paper 999.
  17. Application of two-line atomic fluorescence to sooting flames under irradiation from a high-flux solar simulator
    Gu, D.H., Sun, Z.W., Nathan, G.J., Dong, X., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R.
    10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2015), Beijing, China, Paper 382.

  18. Ignition Characteristics in Spatially Zero-, One- and Two-Dimensional Laminar Ethylene Flames
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Tian, Z.F., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Stagni, A.
    22nd AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference (2015), Dallas, Texas, AIAA 2015-3210

  19. A Novel Algorithm to Estimate Soot Sheet Dimensions in Delft-Adelaide Flame
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Nathan, G.J., Kook, S.
    19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2014), Melbourne, Australia, 376.
  20. Optics and Photonics in Solar Thermal Energy Technologies
    Nathan, G.J., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Arjomandi, M., Sun, Z.W., Lau, T.C., van Eyk, P.
    Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications (2014) Canberra, Australia, JW2A.1

  21. Optics and Photonics for Combustion Diagnostic Studies
    Alwahabi, Z.T., Nathan, G.J., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Sun, Z.W.
    Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications (2014) Canberra, Australia, EW4A.1

  22. Humanitarian technology research group: Developments at the University of Adelaide
    Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M.
    IEEE 2014 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (2014) San Jose, California, USA, pp. 486-490.

  23. On the effect of mean flow profile, wavelength and array length on focal-resolution of a quadrupole source using aeroacoustic time-reversal
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    InterNoise 2014, 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (2014) Melbourne, Australia, p81.
  24. Aeroacoustic time-reversal in presence of a reflecting surface
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    InterNoise 2014, 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (2014) Melbourne, Australia, p96.

  25. A Biochar-Producing, Dung-Burning Cookstove for Humanitarian Purposes
    Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R., MacFarlane, G., Read, M., Wilkey, J., Higgins, M., West, T.
    Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact (2014) Boston, MA, USA.

  26. Enhancing the Resolution Characteristics of Aeroacoustic Time-Reversal using a Point-Time-Reversal-Sponge-Layer
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    20th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (2014) Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  27. Modelling ethylene-hydrogen jet flames in the MILD combustion regime
    Evans, M.J., Tian, Z.F., Medwell, P.R.
    20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (2013), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, pp. 1554-1560.

  28. An investigation of cool roofing on urban street canyon air quality
    Naidu, M.K., Tian, Z.F., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H.
    20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
    (2013), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, pp. 434-440.
  29. Localisation of a Stationary Time-Harmonic Dipole Sound Source in Flows using Time-Reversal Simulation
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., Medwell, P.R.
    Proceedings of Acoustics 2013
    - Victor Harbor (2013), Victor Harbor, Australia, p13.

  30. Parametric study of EDC model constants for modelling lifted jet flames in a heated coflow
    Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Tian, Z.F.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 348-351.

  31. Temperature Measurements in a Turbulent Spray Flame Using NTLAF
    Medwell, P.R., Pham, P.X., Masri, A.R.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 279-282.

  32. Spectral Assessment of Interferences to Two-line Atomic Fluorescence (TLAF) in Turbulent Sooty Flames
    Gu, D.H., Sun, Z.W., Medwell, P.R., Alwahabi, Z.T., Nathan, G.J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 263-266.

  33. Particulate emissions from a wood-fired improved biomass stove
    Lask, K.M., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H., Gadgil, A.J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 174-177.

  34. The Influence of Coal Particle and Air Jet Momenta on MILD Combustion in a Recuperative Furnace
    Cleary, E.M., Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 136-139.

  35. A Study of Combustion Characteristics of Pulverised Coal under MILD Combustion Conditions
    Saha, M., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., Cleary, E.M.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 132-135.

  36. Simultaneous Measurements of Temperature and Soot Volume Fraction in Turbulent Diffusion Flames
    Mahmoud, S., Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B., Alwahabi, Z.T., Nathan, G.J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2013), The University of Western Australia, pp. 104-107.

  37. In-situ Measurements of Soot Production in the Berkeley-Darfur Stove using Laser Extinction
    Lask, K.M., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H., Gadgil, A.J.
    Proceedings of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute Fall Meeting (2013), Colorado, USA.
  38. MILD Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Recuperative Furnace
    Saha, M., Cleary, M., Medwell, P.R., and Dally, B.B.
    Proceedings of the European Combustion Meeting
    (2013), Lund, Sweden, P4-78.

  39. Application of Compact Upwind Biased Finite Difference Scheme for 2-D Time Reversal Simulations
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., and Medwell, P.R.
    20th International Congress on Sound & Vibration
    (2013), Bangkok, Thailand, paper #75.

  40. Compact Upwind Biased Dispersion Relation Preserving Finite Difference Schemes
    Mimani, A., Doolan, C.J., and Medwell, P.R.
    20th International Congress on Sound & Vibration
    (2013), Bangkok, Thailand, paper #74.

  41. An Experimental Study of MILD Combustion of Pulverized Coal in a Recuperative Furnace
    Saha, M., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., and Cleary, E.
    9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2013), Gyeongju, Korea, pg. 233.
  42. New seeding methodology for concentration measurement
    Chan, Q. N., Medwell, P. R., Mahmoud, S., Dally, B. B., Alwahabi, Z.T., and Nathan, G. J.
    6th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (2011), Canberra, Australia, pp. 51-54.

  43. Invited Review: Temperature measurement in particle-laden reacting flows
    Medwell, P. R., Chan, Q. N., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B. B. and Nathan, G. J.
    6th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion (2011), Canberra, Australia, pp. 6-13.

  44. New seeding methodology for two-line atomic fluorescence Part II: Reacting flows
    Medwell, P. R., Chan, Q. N., Dally, B. B., Alwahabi, Z.T., and Nathan, G. J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (2011), The University of Newcastle, pp. 211-214.
  45. New seeding methodology for two-line atomic fluorescence Part I: Non-reacting flow
    Chan, Q. N., Medwell, P. R., Dally, B. B., Alwahabi, Z.T., and Nathan, G. J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2011), The University of Newcastle, pp. 207-210.

  46. Invited Review: Turbulent Jet Flames under Hot Coflow Conditions
    Dally, B. B., Birzer, C. H., and Medwell, P. R.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2011), The University of Newcastle, pp. 23-30.

  47. Analysis of the Lawn Bowl Trajectory as a teaching tool for Sports Engineering: development of a graphical user-interface
    Medwell, P. R., Brooks, L.A., and Medwell, B.S.
    5th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology
    (2011), RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.
  48. Evaluation of Nonlinear regime Two-line Atomic Fluorescence (NTLAF) in Sooty Flames
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
    (2010), Hyderabad, India.

  49. Invited Review: Recent advances in measurement of turbulent reacting flows in which heat transfer is dominated by radiation
    Nathan, G.J., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R. and Chan, Q.N.
    14th International Heat Transfer Conference
    (2010), Washington DC, USA.

  50. Investigation of the Mixing Patterns inside a MILD Combustion Furnace
    Dally, B.B., Szegö, G.G., Christo, F.C. and Medwell, P.R.
    8th High Temperature Air Combustion and Gasification International Symposium
    (2010), Poznan, Poland.

  51. Simultaneous imaging of Soot Concentration and Temperature in Ethylene Diffusion Flames
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., and Nathan, G.J.
    CHEMECA
    (2010), Hilton Adelaide, Australia.

  52. Effect of Fuel Type on the Reaction Zone Structure of Moderate and Intense Low Oxygen Dilution (MILD) Combustion
    Medwell, P.R., Dally, B.B., and Chan, Q.N.
    CHEMECA
    (2010), Hilton Adelaide, Australia.

  53. Invited Review: Progress and challenges in experimental investigations of realistic turbulent reacting flows
    Nathan, G.J., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B., Medwell, P.R., and Chan, Q.N.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Institute
    (2009), University of Queensland, 23-37.

  54. LCV Fuels Emissions of Turbulent Nonpremixed Jet Flames Under MILD Combustion Conditions
    Colorado, A.F., Medwell, P.R., and Dally, B.B.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Institute
    (2009), University of Queensland, 43-46.

  55. Comparison of Water and Acetone as Solvent for Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence (TLAF)
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B. and Nathan, G.J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Institute
    (2009), University of Queensland, 95-98.

  56. Temperature imaging of nonpremixed flames using non-linear regime two-line atomic fluorescence (NTLAF)
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B. and Nathan, G.J.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Institute
    (2009), University of Queensland, 63-66.

  57. Effects of Solvent on Laser-induced Fluorescence in the context of Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B. and Nathan, G.J.
    Australasian Conference on Optics Lasers and Spectroscopy
    (2009), The University of Adelaide, 44-45.

  58. Temperature Measurement Using Non-Linear Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence
    Chan, Q.N., Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B. and Nathan, G.J.
    7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
    (2009), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

  59. Development of Two- Line Atomic Fluorescence (TLAF) Technique for Temperature Measurement
    Medwell, P.R., Chan, Q.N., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B. and Nathan, G.J.
    5th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
    (2008), University of Western Australia, Perth, 115-118.

  60. Non-Linear Regime Two-Line Atomic Fluorescence (NTLAF) For Temperature Measurement
    Medwell, P.R., Chan, Q.N., Kalt, P.A.M., Alwahabi, Z.T., Dally, B.B. and Nathan, G.J.
    5th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
    (2008), University of Western Australia, Perth, 119-122.

  61. The Role of Hydrocarbon Addition on the Structure and Stability of Hydrocarbon Flames in a JHC Burner
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    7th High Temperature Air Combustion and Gasification International Symposium
    (2008), Phuket, Thailand.

  62. Influence of Fuel Composition on the MILD Combustion Reaction Zone Structure in a JHC Burner
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium
    (2007), University of Sydney, 54-57.

  63. Influence of Fuel Type on Turbulent Nonpremixed Jet Flames Under MILD Combustion Conditions
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
    (2007), Gold Coast, Australia, 1350-1355.

  64. Structure of Ethylene Based Nonpremixed Flames Stabilised on a JHC Burner
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
    (2007), Nagoya Congress Centre, Nagoya, Japan, 452-455.

  65. Effect of Fuel Dilution on Jet Flames in a Hot and Diluted Coflow
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    5th Asia- Pacific Conference on Combustion
    (2005), The University of Adelaide, 325-328.

  66. Effect of Reynolds number on the Spatial Distribution of OH and Formaldehyde in Jet Flames in a Hot and Diluted Coflow
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2005), The University of Adelaide, 381-384.

  67. Quantification of OH-LIF in Jet Diffusion Flames
    Medwell, P.R., Kalt, P.A.M. and Dally, B.B.
    4th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
    (2005), The University of Adelaide, McLaren Vale, 105-108.

 

Professional Interests

  • Combustion
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy Production & Utilisation
  • Laser Applications
  • Cookstoves
  • Sports Engineering

Reviewer / Assessor Duties

  • AIAA Student Conference
  • American Chemical Society (Petroleum Research Fund)
  • Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
  • Applied Spectroscopy
  • Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
  • Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology
  • Australian Combustion Symposium
  • Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion
  • Australian Research Council (ARC: DE, DP, LE, LP and FT schemes)
  • CHEMECA Conference
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Combustion and Flame
  • Combustion Science and Technology
  • Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Energy Technology
  • Experimental Thermal and Fluid Sciences
  • Experiments in Fluids
  • Fire Safety Journal
  • Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
  • Fuel Processing Technology
  • FWO Flanders Research Foundation (Belgium)
  • Journal of Energy Resources Technology
  • Journal of Humanitarian Engineering
  • Journal of Porous Media
  • Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
  • Journal of the Energy Institute
  • Journal of Visualization
  • Optics Communications
  • Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
  • Renewable Energy
  • RMIT University
  • Sensors
  • Taylor and Francis (Routledge) book publisher
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Sydney

Teaching Interests

  • Sports Engineering
    • Introduction to Sports Engineering
    • Sports Engineering I
    • Sports Engineering II
    • Sports Engineering III
  • Combustion
    • Aerospace Propulsion
    • Combustion Technology & Emission Control
    • Combustion Processes

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ExpertiseEnergy; Combustion; Laser Diagnostics; Sports Engineering

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