Steven Wang obtained Bachelor
of Engineering (Chemical) from The University of
Melbourne, Australia. In CSIRO (the
federal research body in Australia) fluid
mechanics and chaos laboratories, Steven's PhD
concerned the motion of inertial particles in
chaotic flow, externally supervised by Prof
David V Boger (FRS). Steven joined CSIRO as an
experimental scientist in 2008 and developed
expertise on natural gas processing, fluid
mechanics as well as complex control systems.
While at CSIRO, his projects were funded by some
major international energy, minerals and water
Upon completion of his PhD, Steven started his
first postdoc and studied a Leidenfrost
effect at Prof. Gareth H McKinley's
non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
He did his second postdoc with Prof. Erich
Windhab at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and was
working on food processing, a levitation
physics as well as bubbly flow. While at ETH,
he was also a project manager for an industrial
project looking at mixing of shear-sensitive
fruits in non-Newtonian fluids. In addition, he
was investigating a novel fluidization
technology for sterilization of food powders.
At Newcastle, Steven is working on a levitation
physics, bubbly flow, particle-laden flow, food
processing as well as multiphase mixing. Steven
is presently collaborating with fluids groups
from the USA (including MIT and Princeton
University), Food Processing Group at ETH,
Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group at
ETH, Flow Control Group at Hokkaido
University, Transport Phenomena Group at Kobe
University, and CSIRO Fluid and Energy Groups at
Australia. Steve is presently supervising ETH
students on two fundamental projects.
Steven was Victoria
-- 18k, winner of ETH seed grant (2016) -- 50k,
awardee of a prestigious VictoriaPostdoc Fellowship
for MIT postdoc training (2015-2017) --300k
(6 awardees in total), CSIRO OCE Postdoc
Fellowship (2014-2016)--300k. He also managed
to obtain grants that are relevant to industrial
applications, including JRE 2012, and JRE 2013.
He obtained best scientific image award, 2nd
place, in annual conference organized by Competence
Center for Materials and Processes ETH (2016). In
2013, he was given a Sumitomo industrial funding
to visit Sumitomo Heavy Industry in Japan.
In August 2016, he was the keynote speaker at
ACOM2016 conference held at Tendo, Japan.
In April 2016, he was the invited guest speaker
at WINTech2016 held at Kobe, Japan.
Inertial Particles, Chaotic Flow
Particulate Flow, Materials
Processing, Mixing, PTV