School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Competitive Grants

Title Investigators Funding Agency Duration
Advice regarding in-field compression I. Jahn UniQuest Pty Ltd 2018
Applications for natural draft dry cooling towers in CSG production (desktop study) K. Hooman, H. Russell, Z. Guan QGC Pty Limited 2017
SCO2 Waste Heat Recovery for Gane Energy Marketing Pty Ltd K. Hooman, I. Jahn, A. Atrens, Y. Lu Gane Energy 2017
Water Model Test Rig K. Hooman Tenova 2016
National draft dry cooling tower in geothermal and solar power plant application Z. Guan Queensland International Fellowship 2009-2010
Air cooled metal foam heat exchangers K. Hooman UniQuest Pathfinder 2010
Metal foam heat exchanger for dry cooling K. Hooman, V. Rudolph ANLEC 2012-2013
Advanced facility for research on rheology and flow of complex fluids at high pressure and temperature towards clean energy from deep earth resources (Chemical Engineering led) H. Gurgenci ARC-LIEF 2014
X-ray transparent core flood apparatus(Chemical Engineering led) H. Gurgenci ARC-LIEF 2015
A novel air-cooled fuel cell system K. Hooman ARC Discovery (DP) 2011-2013
True triaxial cell for advanced testing of porous media (Civil Engineering led) K. Hooman MEI 2014
Development of advanced waste heat recovery system: application to metal foam heat exchangers K. Hooman FASIC 2014
Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) H. Gurgenci, P. Meredith ASTRI 2013-2016
Hybrid Cooling Towers H. Gurgenci, K. Hooman Queensland Government Smart Futures Co-Investment Fund 2013-2015
Advanced waste heat recovery systems K. Hooman ARC DECRA 2015-2017
New surface characterisation facility for nanotechnology, bioengineering and manufacturing research K. Hooman MEI 2015

Projects with Industry Participation

Title Investigators Funding Agency Duration
Advice regarding in-field compression I. Jahn UniQuest Pty Ltd 2016-2018
Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) H. Gurgenci, P. Meredith ASTRI 2013-2016
Hybrid Cooling Towers H. Gurgenci, K. Hooman Queensland Government Smart Futures Co-Investment Fund 2013-2015
RAC- Collinsville Solar Thermal Power Station (RATCH) P. Meredith, H. Gurgenci RATCH 2013-2015
Daandine air cooled heat exchanger (Arrow Energy) K. Hooman, Z. Guan Centre for Coal Seam Gas 2014-2015
Tipton gas plant (Arrow Energy) K. Hooman, Z. Guan Centre for Coal Seam Gas 2014-2015
Pipe bending analysis K. Hooman XSTRATA 2014
Valen Light K. Hooman UniQuest 2014

Research projects undertaken in Queensland

Title Investigators Funding Agency Duration
RAC- Collinsville Solar Thermal Power Station (RATCH) P. Meredith, H. Gurgenci RATCH 2013-2019
Development of a remote area power plant K. Hooman, A. Atrens Ergon 2015
Daandine air cooled heat exchanger (Arrow Energy) K. Hooman, Z. Guan Centre for Coal Seam Gas/Arrow 2014-2015
Tipton gas plant (Arrow Energy) K. Hooman, Z. Guan Centre for Coal Seam Gas/Arrow 2014-2015
Pipe bending analysis K. Hooman XSTRATA 2014
National draft dry cooling tower in geothermal and solar power plant application Z. Guan Queensland International Fellowship 2009-2010
Air cooled metal foam heat exchangers K. Hooman UniQuest 2014
Metal foam heat exchanger for dry cooling K. Hooman, V. Rudolph ANLEC 2012-2013
A novel air-cooled fuel cell system K. Hooman ARC Discovery (DP) 2011-2013
True triaxial cell for advanced testing of porous media (Civil Engineering led) K. Hooman MEI 2014
Development of advanced waste heat recovery system: application to metal foam heat exchangers K. Hooman FASIC 2014
Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) H. Gurgenci, P. Meredith ASTRI 2013-2016
Hybrid Cooling Towers H. Gurgenci, K. Hooman Queensland Government Smart Futures Co-Investment Fund 2013-2015
Advanced waste heat recovery systems K. Hooman ARC DECRA 2015-2018
New surface characterisation facility for nanotechnology, bioengineering and manufacturing research K. Hooman MEI 2015
The team received fellowships, awards and recognition from

Australian Research Council, Australian Academy of Science , National Science Foundation China, Confucius Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Emerald, Queensland State Government, Shandong University, University of Padova, Cracow Institute of Technology, University of Malaya, HUST to name a few.

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