Dr Daniel Duke is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Monash University, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Aerospace Technology (2008) from Monash University, and a PhD in Engineering from Monash (2015). He is a Fulbright fellow (2011) and Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award recipient (2017).
Dr. Duke’s area of expertise is the fluid mechanics of aerosols and sprays, with a particular focus on pressurised metered dose inhalers. Prior to his appointment to Monash, he worked as a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois, USA). During this time, he was involved in the development of a range of novel applications of synchrotron X-ray radiation for the study of sprays. At Argonne, he led one of the first research campaigns into the use of synchrotron radiation to study the properties of pressurized metered dose inhaler sprays and actuator components. Dr. Duke’s current research interests span both experimental and simulation-based approaches to complex multi-phase, multi-component fluid flows.
Dr. Duke has published over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and 45 refereed conference proceedings in the past decade. He currently holds three active Australian Research Council grants and supervises three postgraduate students. He is one of five academics supervisors working in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace & Combustion (LTRAC) at Monash University.