AHMTC 11 2018
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The Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (AHMTC) is a research forum organised by the Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES). The objective of the 11th AHMTC is to bring together researchers to meet and present their work and to disseminate new knowledge to the Heat and Mass Transfer community. There will be ample scope to network and exchange ideas. This conference covers both fundamental and applied topics in broad areas of convection,  conduction,  radiation,  turbulence,  multi-phase flow,  combustion,  drying,  heat exchangers, micro and nano transport processes, computational methods,  experimental methods,  and other significant thermal processes in environmental, industrial, fire and process engineering.


How to get to the Green Brain Room

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- Entrance to RMIT Storey Hall (Building 16) is along Swanston Street.

- Take the elevator up to Level 7.

- Exit the elevator using the other set of doors (different to the ones used upon entry to the elevator).

- The Green Brain Room is located right outside the elevator doors.



Important Dates


Abstract submission opens
Deadline for submitting abstracts
Notification of acceptance of abstracts
Registration opens
Deadline for submitting full papers
Notification of acceptance of full paper
Early-bird registration deadline
Normal registration deadline
Conference Dates

October 9, 2017
January 10, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 19, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 25, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 25, 2018
July 9-10, 2018



AbstracT Submissions

Please submit your abstract to 2018ahmtc11@gmail.com  (UPDATE: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED)

Requirements: Up to one page including a figure if required.






Professor Peter Stephan

TU Darmstadt

Title of talk: 'The influence of dynamic contact line movement on heat transfer modes in boiling and drop impingement cooling'



Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen

Griffith University

Title of talk: 'Micro magnetofluidics for heat transfer enhancement, tissue engineering and rapid disease detection'

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Professor Nicholas Hutchins

The University of Melbourne

Title of talk: 'Rough wall-bounded turbulent flows: some implications to heat transfer'

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Professor Chengwang Lei

The University of Sydney

Title of talk: 'Enhancing Heat Transfer by Inducing Resonance in Natural Convection Boundary Layers' 





Conference Chair

Prof. Gary Rosengarten
RMIT University, Australia


Conference Secretary

Dr. Cameron Stanley (RMIT University)
Dr. Daniel Lester (RMIT University)


Local Committee

Dr. Abhijit Date
Dr. Bahman Shabani
Prof. John Andrews
Prof. Aliakbar Akbarzadeh
Dr. Francisco Tovar
Dr. Khashayar Khoshmanesh
Prof. Julio Soria (Monash University)
Prof. Michael Brear (University of Melbourne)
Prof. Andrew Ooi (University of Melbourne)









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AHMTC 11 2018 will be held in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is the world's most liveable city for a sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), well-known for its coffee culture, night-life, and love of sports. It is the birthplace of Australian impressionism, Australian rules football, the Australian film and television industries, and Australian contemporary dance. It is also recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a major centre for street art, music and theatre. Melbourne is home to many of Australia's largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.

The conference will be held at RMIT University's Storey Hall - a multi-function venue. It was first built as the Hibernian Hall, and remodelled as the iconic Storey Hall in 1995, when it received an ultra-modern extension, featuring geometric-shaped windows and tiles.

July marks the coolest month of the year in Melbourne, and is known for its cloudy conditions. Average day-time high temperatures around 14 degrees Celsius, and a low of 6 degrees Celsius overnight. However, Melbourne is known to have very unpredictable weather, experiencing 4 seasons in 1 day. Bringing a jacket is always a good idea!

For more information on Melbourne, please visit www.visitmelbourne.com.au


Airport Transfers

Melbourne's international and domestic airports located in Tullamarine are approximately 20 km north west of the Central business District (CBD), a 25-30 minute drive. Visitors can reach the CBD by shuttle bus, taxi, or car.


Airport Shuttle Bus

Buses connect the CBS and airports. A single transfer starts from $18 with SkyBus, which departs the airports and Southern Cross Station every 10-30 minutes depending on the time of day. 



The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is approximately A$40-$50, with an airport rank free of A$2.70. To estimate your fare, please visit Taxi Fare Calculator (link provided below).


Public Transport

Melbourne operates the world's largest tram network. Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are delivering a large program of works to upgrade the network to a world class system, improving its accessibility, capacity, reliability and safety. More information, including the use of journey planner can be found on the PTV website (link provided below).

myki is Melbourne's ticket to travel on the city's trains, trams and buses.



Contact Us


e-mail: 2018ahmtc11@gmail.com



Conference Programme