Dr Charitha de Silva is the Associate Head of School (Education) and a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His particular areas of research expertise are in wall-bounded flows, turbulent structure, microfluidics/biofluids and advanced flow diagnostics (particle image velocimetry). He is a member of the Flow Noise Group and the Vision Fluid Dynamics Research groups in the School.
Dr de Silva collaborates with a number of active researchers from the University of Melbourne (Melbourne Fluids Group), University of Sydney, University of Adelaide and RMIT. Internationally he has joint research projects and/or publications with leading world-class experts in fluid dynamics and multiple institutions from Germany, Netherlands, USA, Norway, and England.
Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities
Research positions are available with Dr de Silva for Masters and PhD students in the areas of turbulent flow measurements, advanced flow diagnostics, and microfluidics. Click here for further details. UNSW Sydney offers a number of prestigious scholarship schemes to international and domestic research candidates. Please complete this self-assessment tool and if you are assessed as "likely to be competitive for a scholarship" please send Dr de Silva the results of the self-assessment tool along with your CV, a copy of your academic transcripts and results of an English language test if required.
MECH 3610 - Advanced Thermofluids