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Nhan Phan-Thien began his academic career in 1978 as a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 1991 he was appointed a Personal Chair in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney. He was the first Head of BioEngineering Division at NUS, 2000-2004, and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1999, the European Academy of Science in 2002, and the Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology in 2016. He published more than 310 technical papers and four books. He was awarded the 2003 Centenary Medal by the Australian Governor General, for service to Australian society and science in Mechanical Engineering, the 1997 Gordon Bell Prize, for Parallel Algorithm in the Price-Performance category, by the Computer Division IEEE, the 1997 Australian Society of Rheology, the 1982 Edgeworth David Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales.
Currently, he is an Associate Editor of Physics of Fluids, an AIP publication.

BE, 1st Class Hons (Univ Medal,1975), University of Sydney
PhD (1979) University of Sydney
Fellow, Australian Academy of Science (elected 1999)
Fellow, Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology (2016)
Associate Editor, Physics of Fluids
Honorary Professor, University of Sydney (2017-2019)

Modules Taught
ME2134: Fluid Mechanics I
ME6303: Advanced Fluid Dynamics

Research Interests
Rheology, BioRheology, Constitutive & Numerical Modelling of Multiphase and Viscoelastic Fluids

Selected Publications
N. Phan-Thien and S. Kim, Microstructures in Elastic Media: Principles and Computational Methods, Oxford University Press, New York (1994).
R.R. Huilgol and N. Phan-Thien, Fluid Mechanics of Viscoelasticity: General Principles, Constitutive Modelling, Analytical and Numerical Techniques, Elsevier (1997).
N. Phan-Thien, Understanding Viscoelasticity: Basics of Rheology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 3-540-43395-3 (2002); 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-3-642-32957-9 (Print) 978-3-642-32958-6 (Online) (2012).
Xijun Fan, Nhan Phan-Thien and Roger I. Tanner, Numerical Study on Some Rheological Problems of Fibre Suspensions, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, ISBN: 978-3-8364-7686-7 (2006).