Dr Matthias Kramer

Dr Matthias Kramer

Senior Lecturer
UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

I am a senior lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Prior to this, I was working at the University of Queensland and the University of Stuttgart. My background is in Environmental Engineering and I am interested in open-channel hydrodynamics, including multiphase flows, hydraulic structures and measurement instrumentation.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved High Distinction (H1) in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

If you are interested in working on the topics listed under My Research (or closely related areas), please perform a self-assessment (https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/) and send me your me your CV, academic transcripts and a research proposal consisting of motivation, (brief) literature review, research objectives and proposed methodology.

Phone
+61420639264
Location
Room 127, Building 20 UNSW Canberra Campus Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Waldschläger K; Brückner MZM; Almroth BC; Hackney CR; Adyel TM; Alimi OS; Belontz SL; Cowger W; Doyle D; Gray A; Kane I; Kooi M; Kramer M; Lechthaler S; Michie L; Nordam T; Pohl F; Russell C; Thit A; Umar W; Valero D; Varrani A; Warrier AK; Woodall LC; Wu N, 2023, 'Microplastics: What Can We Learn from Clastic Sediments?', in Springer Water, pp. 105 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34455-8_16
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Kramer M, 2024, 'Turbulent free-surface in self-aerated flows: Superposition of entrapped and entrained air', Journal of Fluid Mechanics
    Journal articles | 2023
    Cui H; Felder S; Kramer M, 2023, 'Predicting flow resistance in open-channel flows with submerged vegetation', Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 23, pp. 757 - 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10652-023-09929-x
    Journal articles | 2023
    Felder S; Montano L; Cui H; Kramer M, 2023, 'Closure to “Effect of inflow conditions on the free-surface properties of hydraulic jumps” by S. FELDER, L. MONTANO, H. CUI, W. PEIRSON, and M. KRAMER, J. Hydraulic Res. 59(6), 2021, 1004–1017, https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2020.1866692', Journal of Hydraulic Research, 61, pp. 923 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2023.2265877
    Journal articles | 2023
    Felder S; Severi A; Kramer M, 2023, 'Self-Aeration and Flow Resistance in High-Velocity Flows Down Spillways with Microrough Inverts', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 149, pp. 04023011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JHEND8.HYENG-13230
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kramer M; Valero D, 2023, 'Linking turbulent waves and bubble diffusion in self-aerated open-channel flows: Two-state air concentration', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.440
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kramer M; Valero D, 2023, 'Linking turbulent waves and bubble diffusion in self-aerated open-channel flows: two-state air concentration', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 966, pp. a37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.440
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kramer M, 2023, 'Velocities and turbulent stresses of free-surface skimming flows over triangular cavities', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 149, pp. 04023012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JHEND8.HYENG-13209
    Journal articles | 2023
    Taghavi N; Niven RK; Kramer M; Paull DJ, 2023, 'Comparison of DRASTIC and DRASTICL groundwater vulnerability assessments of the Burdekin Basin, Queensland, Australia', Science of the Total Environment, 858, pp. 159945, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159945
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Self-Aeration and Flow Resistance in High-Velocity Flows Down Spillways with Microrough Inverts', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JHEND8.HYENG-1323
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cui H; Felder S; Kramer M, 2022, 'Multilayer Velocity Model Predicting Flow Resistance of Aerated Flows Down Grass-Lined Spillway', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 148, pp. 06022014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0002003
    Journal articles | 2022
    Taghavi N; Niven RK; Paull DJ; Kramer M, 2022, 'Groundwater vulnerability assessment: A review including new statistical and hybrid methods', Science of the Total Environment, 822, pp. 153486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153486
    Journal articles | 2022
    Valero D; Belay BS; Moreno-Rodenas A; Kramer M; Franca MJ, 2022, 'The key role of surface tension in the transport and quantification of plastic pollution in rivers', Water Research, 226, pp. 119078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.119078
    Journal articles | 2022
    Waldschläger K; Brückner MZM; Carney Almroth B; Hackney CR; Adyel TM; Alimi OS; Belontz SL; Cowger W; Doyle D; Gray A; Kane I; Kooi M; Kramer M; Lechthaler S; Michie L; Nordam T; Pohl F; Russell C; Thit A; Umar W; Valero D; Varrani A; Warrier AK; Woodall LC; Wu N, 2022, 'Learning from natural sediments to tackle microplastics challenges: A multidisciplinary perspective', Earth-Science Reviews, 228, pp. 104021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104021
    Journal articles | 2021
    Felder S; Montano L; Cui H; Peirson W; Kramer M; Montano Luna L, 2021, 'Effect of inflow conditions on the free-surface properties of hydraulic jumps', Journal of Hydraulic Research, 59, pp. 1004 - 1017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2020.1866692
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hohermuth B; Kramer M; Felder S; Valero D, 2021, 'Velocity bias in intrusive gas-liquid flow measurements', Nature Communications, 12, pp. 4123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24231-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kramer M; Felder S; Hohermuth B; Valero D, 2021, 'Drag Reduction in Aerated Chute Flow: Role of Bottom Air Concentration', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 147, pp. 04021041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001925
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kramer M; Felder S, 2021, 'Remote sensing of aerated flows at large dams: Proof of concept', Remote Sensing, 13, pp. 2836, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13142836
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kramer M; Hohermuth B; Valero D; Felder S, 2021, 'On velocity estimations in highly aerated flows with dual-tip phase-detection probes - closure', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 134, pp. 103475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103475
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kramer M; Hohermuth B; Valero D; Felder S, 2020, 'Best practices for velocity estimations in highly aerated flows with dual-tip phase-detection probes', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 126, pp. 103228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103228
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Turbulence and self-similarity in highly aerated shear flows: The stable hydraulic jump', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103316
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kramer M; Chanson H; Felder S, 2019, 'Can we improve the non-intrusive characterization of high-velocity air–water flows? Application of LIDAR technology to stepped spillways', Journal of Hydraulic Research, 58, pp. 350 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2019.1581670
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kramer M; Valero D; Chanson H; Bung DB, 2019, 'Towards reliable turbulence estimations with phase-detection probes: an adaptive window cross-correlation technique', Experiments in Fluids, 60, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-018-2650-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kramer M; Chanson H, 2018, 'Optical flow estimations in aerated spillway flows: Filtering and discussion on sampling parameters', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 103, pp. 318 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.12.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kramer M; Chanson H, 2018, 'Transition flow regime on stepped spillways: air–water flow characteristics and step-cavity fluctuations', Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 18, pp. 947 - 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10652-018-9575-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kramer M; Terheiden K; Wieprecht S, 2018, 'Pumps as turbines for efficient energy recovery in water supply networks', Renewable Energy, 122, pp. 17 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.01.053
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S; Terheiden K, 2017, 'Minimising the air demand of micro-hydro impulse turbines in counter pressure operation', Energy, 133, pp. 1027 - 1034, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.05.043
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kramer M; Terheiden K; Wieprecht S, 2016, 'Safety criteria for the trafficability of inundated roads in urban floodings', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 17, pp. 77 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.04.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S; Terheiden K, 2016, 'Penetration depth of plunging liquid jets - A data driven modelling approach', Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 76, pp. 109 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2016.03.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kramer M; Terheiden K; Wieprecht S, 2015, 'Optimized design of impulse turbines in the micro-hydro sector concerning air detrainment processes', Energy, 93, pp. 2604 - 2613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.10.022
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2013, 'Implementation studies of small energy converters in water supply systems', DVGW Energie Wasser-Praxis
    Journal articles | 1995
    KRAMER M; ZUNFT J; STEEGBORN J; ZERWAS PM, 1995, 'INELASTIC J/PSI PHOTOPRODUCTION', PHYSICS LETTERS B, 348, pp. 657 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(95)00155-E
  • Working Papers | 2021
    Valero D; Schalko I; Friedrich H; Abad JD; Bung DB; Donchyts G; Felder S; Ferreira RML; Hohermuth B; Kramer M; Li D; Mendes L; Moreno-Rodenas A; Nones M; Paron P; Ruiz-Villanueva V; Wang R-Q; Franca MJ, 2021, Pathways towards democratization of hydro-environment observations and data, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, http://dx.doi.org10.26190/unsworks/27984, https://www.iahr.org/library/infor?pid=8934
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Cui H; Felder S; Kramer M, 2023, 'Time-varying Hydraulic Properties on Grassed Spillways Due to Erosion', Vienna, pp. 1877 - 1878, presented at 40th IAHR World Congress, Vienna, 21 August 2023 - 25 August 2023
    Other | 2023
    Felder S; Montano L; Cui H; Kramer M, 2023, Closure to “Effect of inflow conditions on the free-surface properties of hydraulic jumps” by S. FELDER, L. MONTANO, H. CUI, W. PEIRSON, and M. KRAMER, J. Hydraulic Res. 59(6), 2021, 1004–1017, https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2020.1866692, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2023.2265877
    Preprints | 2023
    Kramer M, 2023, Turbulent free-surface in self-aerated flows: Superposition of entrapped and entrained air, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2312.03961v2
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Cui H; Felder S; Kramer M, 2022, 'EFFECTS OF UNDERLYING SOIL ROUGHNESS ON FLOW PATTERNS IN GRASSED WATERWAYS', in Proceedings of the IAHR World Congress, pp. 2599 - 2608, http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/IAHR-39WC2521716X2022581
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Kramer M, 2022, 'Four-Layer Velocity Model for Flows Down Stepped Chutes', in Proceedings of the IAHR World Congress, pp. 2319 - 2323, http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/IAHR-39WC2521716X2022820
    Conference Papers | 2022
    2022, 'Angle effects of LIDAR measurements on a flat surface and in high-velocity spillway flows', http://dx.doi.org/10.26077/64f1-4c4b
    Conference Papers | 2022
    2022, 'Effects of Underlying Soil Roughness on Flow Patterns in Grassed Waterways', http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/iahr-39wc252171192022581
    Conference Papers | 2022
    2022, 'Four-Layer Velocity Model for Flows Down Stepped Chutes', http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/iahr-39wc252171192022820
    Conference Papers | 2022
    2022, 'Non-intrusive measurements of air-water flow properties in supercritical flows down grass-lined spillways', http://dx.doi.org/10.26077/24ae-7606
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Cui H; Felder S; Kramer M, 2021, 'Modelling Velocity Profiles of Aerated Flows Down Grassed Spillways', Virtual conference, presented at 8th International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures (IJREWHS 2021), Virtual conference, 05 July 2021 - 08 July 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.26077/bec3-52cb
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Taghavi N; Niven R; Paull D; Kramer M, 2021, 'Bayesian groundwater vulnerability assessment', in MODSIM 2021 - Modelling for action with a flood of data and a cloud of uncertainty, The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc., International Convention Centre Sydney, pp. 277 - 278, presented at MODSIM2021, 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, International Convention Centre Sydney, 05 December 2021 - 09 December 2021, https://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2021/abstracts.html
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Cui H; Kramer M; Felder S, 2020, 'Velocity profiles on a grass-lined spillway in supercritical flow', in Carrillo JM; Fenrich E; Ferras D; Wieprecht S (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st IAHR Young Professionals Congress, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research -IAHRPª Bajo Virgen del Puerto, 3 28005 Madrid, SPAIN; A-1 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, 100038, Beijing, CHINA, Online, pp. 211 - 212, presented at 1st IAHR Young Professionals Congress, Online, 17 November 2020 - 18 November 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/28091
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kramer M; Hohermuth B; Valero D; Felder S, 2020, 'Leveraging event detection techniques and cross-correlation analysis for phase-detection probe measurements in turbulent air-water flows', in Proceedings of the 8th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2020, University of Queensland Library, presented at Proceedings of the 8th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures ISHS2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/uql.2020.591
    Reports | 2020
    2020, Air-water flows at hydraulic structures: Experimental investigations of interfacial characteristics and air-water mass transfer, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/rg.2.2.19550.25928
    Conference Papers | 2019
    2019, 'A stochastic bubble generator for air-water flow research', http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/38wc092019-0909
    Conference Papers | 2019
    2019, 'Particle size distributions in turbulent air-water flows', http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/38wc092019-0680
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kramer M, 2018, 'Free-Surface Instabilities in High-Velocity Air-Water Flows down Stepped Chutes', in 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018, Aachen, Germany, presented at 7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, Aachen, Germany, 15 May 2018 - 18 May 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.15142/t3xs8p
    Reports | 2015
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2015, Efficient energy recovery in water supply systems, TB01/2015
    Theses / Dissertations | 2015
    Kramer M, 2015, Air demand of impulse turbines in counter pressure operation, University of Stuttgart, http://dx.doi.org/10.18419/opus-651
    Reports | 2013
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2013, Stability of cars in urban floodings
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Kramer M, 2013, 'Energy recovery in drinking water supply systems - experimental investigations on hydraulic turbines', Graz, Austria, presented at Proceedings of the 15th young hydraulic scientists meeting, Graz, Austria, 31 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2012, 'Implementation studies of small energy converters in water supply systems', Munich, Germany, presented at Proceedings of the 2nd IAHR Europe Conference, Munich, Germany, 27 June 2012 - 29 June 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2012, 'Investigations on micro-hydro turbines in drinking water supply systems', Stuttgart, presented at Proceedings of the 26th colloquium on water supply systems, Stuttgart, 16 February 2012 - 16 February 2012
    Reports | 2012
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2012, Implementation studies of small energy converters in water supply systems, TB 09/2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2011, 'Coupled traffic- and hydrodynamic modelling for traffic control during evacuations', Hannover, Germany, presented at Proceedings of the 13th young hydraulic scientists meeting, Hannover, Germany, 03 August 2011 - 06 August 2011
    Reports | 2010
    Kramer M; Wieprecht S, 2010, Physical model investigations on the hydropower plant Metzingen at the Erms, TB 04/2010

  • Open Fund Research, State Key Laboratory, Sichuan University
  • UNSW Rector Funded Visiting Fellowship (RFVF)
  • Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS): Combined open-channel/wave flume
  • Substantial merit-based start up grant (UNSW Canberra)
  • Establishment award (UNSW Canberra)
  • DFG research fellowship ’Air-water mass transfer at hydraulic structures’

If you want to know more about my research, please refer to my Google Scholar or Research Gate. Topics of interest are in the field of open channel flow with a focus on air-entrainment, flow measurement instrumentation, energy dissipation and design of hydraulic structures. Other areas of interest are listed below:

  • Hydrodynamics of open-channel flows
  • Hydraulic structures (smooth and stepped chutes, control structures)
  • Multiphase flows
  • Flow measurement instrumentation 
  • Signal processing (phase-detection probes and image-based velocimetry)
  • Mass transfer processes

 

Professional involvement

  • Editorial Panel ICE Water Management
  • Executive member of the AFMS (Australian Fluid Mechanics Society) Canberra Chapter
  • IAHR Member - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • Reviewer for selected journals, including International Journal of Multiphase Flow (IJMF), Journal of Hydraulic Research (JHR), Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (JHE), Journal of Hydro-Environment Research (JHER) and others

My Research Supervision

  • Hanwen Cui (PhD candidate, joint supervision with Dr Stefan Felder)
  • Reilly Cox (UNSW Sydney)

My Teaching

  • ZEIT2602 - Hydraulic Engineering
  • ZEIT4604 - Hydrology and Environmental Engineering Practice
  • ZEIT2603 - Civil Engineering Materials