Associate Professor Justin Leontini Senior Associate Investigator
Swinburne University of Technology
Justin Leontini joined SEAM as a Senior Associate Investigator in 2021. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, where he has been since 2014.
Justin received is PhD in 2007 from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, on the topic of bluff-body hydrodynamics and flow stability. His research career has spanned a number of problems and applications, all revolving around the use of high-performance computing for the simulation of complex phenomena. These include a post-doctoral appointment at l’Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Équilibre (IRPHE) (trans: Institute for dynamic systems research) in Marseille, France investigating tidal driven instability of planetary core flows, time at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) investigating ship and offshore structure hydrodynamics, and an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship at Monash investigating fluid-structure based energy harvesting systems. Since joining Swinburne, he has worked on problems in interacting elastic bodies in flows, the development of simulation software for fluid-structure systems for use with high-performance computing, ocean wave power, wave turbulence, microbially-influenced corrosion, droplet manipulation and reciprocating flows. Currently he runs projects in respiratory flows during medical ventilation.
As a Senior Associate Investigator with SEAM, Justin will be working on developing simulation tools to model solid distribution and adhesion during high-speed deposition processes, and working as mentor to SEAM Early Career Researchers.