Dr Rey Chin

Dr Rey Chin
 Position ARC DECRA Fellow
 Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
 Email rey.chin@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5471
 Location Floor/Room S3 09 ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    PhD in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Graduate Certi cate in Commercialisation, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Awards & Achievements

    ·       ARC DECRA DE180100157, "Impact of spatially uniform and irregular rough surfaces on drag reduction", Australian Government (2018)

    ·       The Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund, "The control of the turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate using micro-cavities" (2018)

    ·       ARC Linkage Grant LP160101753, "Swirling turbulent pipe flow technology for drying brown coal", Australian Government (2017)

    ·       Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Government (2017)

    ·       Early Career Reseracher Grant, University of Melbourne (2016)

    ·       Linne FLOW Centre Visiting Researcher Grant, Sweden  (2013)

    ·       Dr John Patterson Prize : best thesis in the field of thermo-fluids (2012)

    ·       Best Tutor Award (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)

    ·       Melbourne International Research Scholarship (2007)

    ·       Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (2007)

    ·       ExxonMobil Dean's Honours List (2006)


  • Teaching Interests

    Aerospace Propulsion, Advanced Topics in Aerospace

  • Research Interests

    Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Control, Blood Flow, UAV, Rough wall flow, Aerospace applications.

    PhD projects

    Seeking PhD candidates for the following projects:

    ·       Numerical simulations of rough wall flow.

    ·       Experimental studies on rough wall flow.

    ·       Numerical simulations of extreme Reynolds number pipe flow.

    ·       Coronary blood flow in disease arteries (Experimental and numerical).

    ·       UAV studies for optimum flight dynamics.

    ·       Experiments over ship and aircraft surfaces.

    ·       Two-phase flow for particle-laden flows.

    ·       Heat transfer in pipe flows.

    ·       Flow control methodologies for suppressing drag.

  • Publications

    Journal Articles


    Chin, R. C., Monty, J, Chong, M & Marusic, I (2018) Conditionally averaged flow topology about a critical point pair in the skin friction field of pipe flows using direct numerical simulations. Physical Review Fluids, vol. 3, no. 114607, doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.114607


    Silvestri, A., Ghanadi, F., Arjomandi, A., Cazzolato, B., Zander, A. & Chin, R. C., (2018) Mechanism of sweep event attenuation using micro-cavities in a turbulent boundary layer. Phys. Fluids. 30(5), DOI 10.1063/1.5026130


    Thondapu, V, Tenekecioglu, E, Poon, E, Collet, C, Torii, R, Bourantas, C, Chin, C, Sotomi, Y, Jonker, H, Dijkstra, J, Revalor, E, Gijsen, F, Onuma, Y, Ooi, A, Barlis, P & Serruys, P (2018) Endothelial shear stress 5 years after implantation of a coronary bioresorbable scaffold. European Heart Journal, vol. 39, pp. 1602--1609, doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehx810


    Silvestri, A., Ghanadi, F., Chin, R. C., Arjomandi, A., Cazzolato, B., & Zander, A. (2017) Attenuation of turbulence by the passive control of sweep events in a turbulent boundary layer using micro-cavities. Phys. Fluids. 29(11), DOI 10.1063/1.4995466


    Chin, C., Orlu, R., Schlatter, P.,  Monty, J., & Hutchins, N. (2017) Influence of a Large-Eddy-Breakup-Device on the Turbulent Interface of Boundary Layers. Flow Turbul. Combust., DOI: 10.1007/s10494-017-9861-7


    Li, S., Chin, C., Thondapu, V., Poon, E.W.K., Monty, J. P., Li, Y., Ooi, A., Tu, S., & Barlis, P. (2017) Numerical and experimental investigations of the flow–pressure relation in multiple sequential stenoses coronary artery. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging., DOI 10.1007/s10554-017-1093-3.


    Canton, J., Orlu, R., Chin, C., & Schlatter, P. (2016) Reynolds number dependence of large-scale friction control in turbulent channel flow. Physical Review Fluids, 1(8), 081501.


    Chin, C., Orlu, R., Monty, J., Hutchins, N., Ooi, A., & Schlatter, P. (2016) Simulation of a Large-Eddy-Break-up Device (LEBU) in a Moderate Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layer. Flow Turbul. Combust., DOI: 10.1007/s10494-016-9757-y.


    Canton, J., Orlu, R., Chin, C., Hutchins, N., Monty, J. & Schlatter, P. (2016) On large-scale friction control in turbulent wall  flow in low Reynolds number channels. Flow Turbul. Combust., 97(3), 811-827.


    Chin, C.,, Ng, H.C.H., Blackburn, H.M., Monty, J. P. & Ooi, A. (2015) Turbulent pipe  flow at Reτ=1000: A comparison of wall-resolved large-eddy simulation, direct numerical simulation and hot-wire experiment. Computer & Fluids. 122, 26


    Poon, E.K.W., Hayat, U., Thondapu, V., Ooi, A.S.H., Asrar-Ul-Haq, M., Moore, S., Foin, N., Tu, S., Chin, C., Monty, J.P., Marusic, I. & Barlis, P.(2015). Advances in three-dimensional coronary imaging and computational fluid dynamics: is virtual fractional flow reserve more than just a pretty picture? Coronary Artery Disease. 26, e43-e54.


    Madad, R., Elsnab, J., Chin, C., Klewicki, J., & Marusic, I. (2015). An investigation of channel flow with a smooth airwater interface. Experiments in Fluids. 56(6), 1-11.


    Chin, C., Philip, J., Klewicki, J., Ooi, A. & Marusic, I. (2014) Reynolds-number-dependent turbulent inertia and onset of log region in pipe  flows. J. Fluid Mech. 757, 747-769.


    Chin, C., Monty, J. P. & Ooi, A. (2014) Reynolds number effects in DNS of pipe flow and comparison with channels and boundary layers. Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow. 45, 33-40.


    Chan. L Chin, C., Soria, J. & Ooi, A. (2014) Large eddy simulation and Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes calculations of supersonic impinging jets at varying nozzle-to wall distances and impinging angles. Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow. 47, 31-41.


    Chin, C., Li, M., Harkin, C., Rochwerger, T., Ooi, A., Risborg, A. & Soria, J. (2013) Investigation of the Flow Structures in Supersonic Free and Impinging Jet Flows. J. Fluids Eng. Amercian Society of Mechanical Engineering. 135(3), 031202.


    Klewicki, J., Chin, C., Blackburn, H.M., Ooi, A., & Marusic, I. (2012) Emergence of the four layer dynamical regime in turbulent pipe flow. Phys. Fluids. 24, 045107, 1-14.


    Chong, M.S., Monty, J.P., Chin, C., & Marusic, I. (2012) The topology of skin friction and surface vorticity fields in wall-bounded flows. J. Turbulence. 13, 1-10.


    Chin, C., Hutchins, N., Ooi, A.S.H., & Marusic, I. (2011) Spatial resolution correction for hot-wire anemometry in wall turbulence. Exp. Fluids. 50, 1443-1453.


    Saha, S., Chin, C., Blackburn, H. M., & Ooi, A. (2011) Effect of computational pipe length on thermal statistics from DNS of turbulent heat transfer. Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow. 32, 1083-1097.


    Chin, C.,  Ooi, A.S.H., Marusic, I., & Blackburn, H. (2010) The influence of pipe length on turbulence statistics computed from direct numerical simulation data. Phys. Fluids. 22, 115107, 1-10.


    Chin, C., Hutchins, N., Ooi, A.S.H., & Marusic, I. (2009) Use of direct numerical simulation (DNS) data to investigate spatial resolution issue in measurements of wall-bounded turbulence. Meas. Sci. Tech. 20, 115401.



    Conference Articles


    Chin, R & Philip, J. (2018) Low Reynolds number turbulent swirling pipe flows, 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference


    Freidoonimehr, N, Arjomandi, M, Chin, R & Zander, A. (2018), Effect of Degree of Stenosis on the Pulsatile Flow Pressure Drop in a Coronary Artery, 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference


    Jelly, T, Chin, R, Illingworth, S, Monty, J, Marusic, I & Ooi, A. (2018) Quadruple decomposition of current-dominated pulsatile rough-wall turbulent pipe flow', 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference


    Chin, R. C., Vinuesa, R., Örlü, R., Cardesa, J., Noorani, A., Schlatter, P. & Chong, M. (2018) Flow topology of rare back flow events and critical points in turbulent channels and toroidal pipes, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1001, no. UNSP 012002, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1001/1/012002.


    Hakim, M, Nugroho, B, Chin, R, Putranto, T, Suastika, I & Utama, I (2018) Assessment of drag penalty resulting from the roughness of freshly leaned and painted ship-hull using computational fluid dynamics. 11th International Conference on Marine Technology


    Canton, J., Orlu, R., Chin, C. & Schlatter, P. (2017) Reynolds number dependence of large-scale friction control in turbulent channel flow. European Drag Reduction and Flow Control
    Meeting EDRFCM, Rome, Italy.


    Chin, C., Monty, J. & Ooi, A. (2016) Influence of a Large-eddy-break-up-device on the turbulent interface of boundary layers. ERCOFTAC Bulletin 108, Marbella, Spain.


    Li, S., Chin, C., Monty, J., Barlis, P. & Ooi, A. (2016) Numerical Investigations of the Wall Shear Stress Behaviour in Curved Coronary Artery. Proc 20th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf., Perth, Australia.


    Chen, W. X. Chin, C., Hutchins, N., Poon, E. & Ooi, A. (2016) Turbulent Pulsatile Pipe Flow with Multiple Modes of Oscillation. Proc 20th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf., Perth, Australia.


    Scheerlinck, C., Mamon, C., Zahtila, T., Nguyen, W., Poon, E., V. Thondapu, V., Chin, C., S. Moore, S., Barlis, P. & Ooi, A. (2016) Effect of Medical Imaging Modalities on the simulated blood through a 3D reconstructed stented coronary artery segment . Proc 20th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf. Perth, Australia.


    Chin, C., Monty, J., Hutchins, N., Ooi, A., Orlu, R. & Schlatter, P. (2015) Simulation of a large-eddy-break-up device (LEBU) in a moderate Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer. Proc. Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena 9., Melbourne, Australia.


    Schlatter, P., Orlu, R., Chin, C., Monty, J. & Hutchins, N (2015) Large-scale friction control in turbulent wall flow. Proc. Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena 9., Melbourne, Australia.


    Li, S., Chin, C., Monty, J., Barlis, P., Marusic, I. & Ooi, A. (2014) Numerical investigation of the behaviour of wall shear stress in three-dimensional pulsatile stenotic flows. Proc 19th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf., Melbourne, Australia.


    Chin, C., Monty, J. & Ooi, A. (2014) Structural similarities and differences between pipes and channels. Proc. 10th Intern. ERCOFTAC Symp. Engineering Turbulence, Modelling and Measurements. Marbella, Spain.


    Chan, L. Chin, C., Ooi, A. & Soria, J. (2012) Numerical simulation of supersonic impinging jet using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equation and Large Eddy Simulation. Proc 18th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf. Tasmania, Australia.


    Monty, J.P., Chin, C., Chong, M.S. & Marusic, I. (2012) The topology of the footprint of wall-bounded turbulence. Proc. 9th Intern. ERCOFTAC Symp. Engineering Turbulence, Modelling and Measurements. Thessaloniki, Greece.


    Chin, C., Li, M., Harkin, C., Rochwerger, T. & Ooi, A. (2011) Numerical study of compressible impinging jet flows. Proc 9th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conf. Victoria, Australia.


    Chin, C., Ooi, A.S.H., Marusic, I., & Blackburn, H. (2010) The influence of pipe length in direct numerical simulation. Proc 17th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf. Auckland, New Zealand.


    Saha, S., Chin, C., Blackburn, H. & Ooi, A. (2010) Numerical Study of Heat Transfer in a Fully Developed Turbulent Pipe Flow. Proc 17th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf. Auckland, New Zealand.


    Chin, C., Hutchins, N., Ooi, A.S.H., & Marusic, I. (2010) Modeling of spatial resolution effects using DNS of turbulent channel flow. Proc. 8th Intern. ERCOFTAC Symp. Engineering Turbulence, Modelling and Measurements. Marseille, France.


    Chin, C., Monty, J.P., Ooi, A.S.H. & Marusic, I. (2007) Investigation of velocity correlations in turbulent channel flow. Proc 16th Australasian Fluid Mech. Conf. Gold Coast, Australia.


  • Professional Interests


    ·       Journal of Fluid Mechanics

    ·       Physics of Fluids

    ·       Journal of Turbulence

    ·       Water

    ·       International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow

    ·       Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science

    ·       International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

    ·       Journal of Aerospace Engineering

    ·       Engineering Science and Technology, An International Journal

    ·       Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal

    ·       Journal of Mechanical Engineering & Sciences

    ·       The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal

    ·       19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference

    ·       5th Engineering Undergraduate Research Catalyst Conference, Malaysia


    Associate Editor

    ·      Aeronautics and Aerospace Open Access Journal



    ·      Paul Bayron (PhD)

    ·      Matthew Xin Chen Zhang (PhD)

    ·      Isaac Chi Ip Chan (PhD)

    ·      Navid Freidoonimehr (PhD)

    .    Anton Silvestri (PhD)

    .    Shuang Li (PhD)



    ·      AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Treasuer and Council Member)

    .    APS - American Physical Society

    .    AFMS - Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society

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