Mark Jermy

University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Mark Jermy received his B.S. degree in physics from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, in 1993 and his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Kent, Canterbury, Canterbury, UK, 1997. He worked at the School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK, from 1998 to 2005, first as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then as a Lecturer. Dr. Jermy made measurements of fuel droplet size, concentration and velocity with phase Doppler anemometry, laser Doppler velocimetry, and light-sheet imaging methods using Mie scattering and fluorescence. He developed methods to make measurements in the dense spray adjacent to the nozzle and pioneered Monte Carlo methods to model the multiple scattering of light in this region, which can cause serious errors in the measured data. He also ran projects in natural gas and LPG injection for Otto cycle engines. Dr. Jermy taught courses on measurement techniques in fluid mechanics and automotive fuel injection. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury since 2005. He teaches fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Past research projects have included modelling the airflow of turbofan engine test facilities with CFD, wind tunnel studies of the aerodynamics of competitive cycling, developing kinetic-theory based methods for modelling fluid flow, and PIV studies of airflow in ovens. Current projects include airflow in the human upper airway during breathing therapy, using PIV in specially developed transparent models, the fluid mechanics of bloodstain formation, both research and teaching elementary fluid mechanics to forensic scientists, and research in silica colloid transport in geothermal systems.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2013

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