Engineering's best and brightest will descend on Melbourne next week for the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (8-11 December).
The four-day event at RMIT's Swanston Academic Building in the heart of the CBD, has attracted more than 400 delegates from around the world.
Conference chair Professor Aleksandar Subic, Dean of Engineering at RMIT, said the conference provided an international forum for scientists, engineers and educators involved in fluid mechanics research, development and innovation.
"We have nine keynote presentations over four days, with speakers from the world's top technology and engineering universities and agencies, including Princeton University, NASA, Cornell University, John Hopkins University, Nottingham University, the CSIRO, University of Western Australia and Aachen University," he said.
"It is a great opportunity for participants to present and discuss the latest trends and findings and to learn about the latest innovations in their particular field of interest."
Fluid mechanics is the study of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and effects of force on them. It has wider application in engineering, fundamental and applied sciences.
Held every two years in collaboration with the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS), the conference has been organised by RMIT in association with Monash University. It is sponsored by the US Navy, City of Melbourne, Leap Australia, Kelenec Scientific.
Conference Organising Chair, Associate Professor Firoz Alam, said the event broadly covered fluid mechanics and heat transfer in all engineering and scientific disciplines.
"It provides a forum for presentations on all aspects of fundamental and applied fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, including aerospace, environmental and wind engineering, oceanography, sports aerodynamics and more," he said.
What: 19th Australian Fluid Mechanics Conference
When: Monday, 8 December, to Thursday, 11 December
Where: RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne
For interviews: Conference Organising Chair, Associate Professor Firoz Alam, (03) 9925 6103 or 0403 166 591.
For general media enquiries: Louise Handran, (03) 9925 9088 or 0400 715 363.