Dr. Yuchen Dai specialises in the computational fluid dynamics, analytical methods, and microfluidics.

Dr. Yuchen Dai has extensive experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations on complex flows including swirling, multiphase, and reacting flows. He is also good at asymptotically solving non-linear dynamic systems. Dr. Dai's current research interests span heat & mass transfer, fluid mechanics, analytical methods, and microfluidics. He is currently focusing on the mixing enhancement for antigen-antibody kinetics using microfluidics.

​Dr. Yuchen Dai received his Ph.D. degree in 2021 from the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia. After that, he joined Griffith University as a research assistant and continued as a research fellow with the Queensland Micro&Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) until 2023. Currently, he is working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland.

Key Publications

​1. Dai Y., Klimenko A., Lu Y., and Hooman K. Asymptotic approximations for swirling turbulent plume rising from circular sources. Physical Review Fluids., 6, 094604 (2021).

2. Dai Y., Kaiser A., Lu Y., Klimenko A., Dong P., and Hooman K., Addressing the adverse cold air inflow effects for a short natural draft dry cooling tower through swirl generation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer., 145 (2019), 118738.

3. Xu S., Li M., Dai Y., Hong M., Sun Q., Lyu W., Liu T., Wang Y., Zou J., Chen Z., and Dargusch M. Realizing a 10 °C Cooling Effect in a Flexible Thermoelectric Cooler using a Vortex Generator. Advanced Materials., 2022, 34, 2204508.

4.  Cha H., Fallahi H., Dai Y., Yuan D., An H., Nguyen N-T. and Zhang J. Multiphysics Microfluidics for Cell Manipulation and Separation: A Review. Lab on a Chip., 2021, 22, 423-444.

5.  Lu Y., Klimenko A., Russell H., Dai Y., Warner J., and Hooman K. A conceptual study on air jet-induced swirling plume for performance improvement of natural draft cooling towers. Applied Energy., 217 (2018) 496-508.