School of Engineering and Information Technology

A/Prof Andrew Neely

Deputy Head of School (Research)

BE(Mech)(Hons), MEngSc, PhD (UQ) CEng, MRAeS, Senior Member AIAA

Building 17 Room 212  
Telephone: (+61) 2 626 88251  
Fax: (+61) 2 626 88581 

UNSW Research Gateway Biography

Research Interest

  • Hypersonic Flow - Aerothermodynamics, Thermal paints for hypersonic flight tests, Thermal-structural modelling,Free flight testing in shock tunnels, Separated flows
  • Supersonic Flow - Compressible ground effect,Cavity flows, Application of surface-coating diagnostics
  • Gas Turbines and Propulsion- Fluidic thrust vectoring, Fatigue interaction on engine blading, Engine models for simulation
  • High Temperature structures & materials- Nano-particluate reinforced metal matrix composites, Thermal properties and fire resistance of composite materials
  • Bio-mechanics and materials - Chiasmal compression, Corrugated wire mesh laminates
  • Publications - Books: - Journals: 13 Refereed conference papers: 46 Patents: 1 Other: 24

Teaching Experience

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Teaching Interests:- Research-led, project-based teaching
  • Current courses taught include:- Gas turbines,Introduction to aircraft structures, Aircraft performance for aviators, Aeromechanical Systems


  • Research Associate, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (1994-2000)
  • Rolls-Royce Research Fellow, St Anne's College, University of Oxford (2000-2002)
  • Lecturer in Engineering, St Johns & Christ Church, University of Oxford (1998-2002)
  • Senior Lecturer, UNSW@ADFA (2002 - present) In these positions, I have taught in gas turbines, heat transfer, aircraft performance, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, mathematics, aeromechanical systems, aircraft structures.
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford (2006)
  • Visiting Professor, US Naval Academy, Annapolis (2006)
  • Industry Consulting: Scuderia Ferrari, Renault Formula One, Britannia Heat Transfer, Rolls-Royce Commercial Aero-Engines Ltd, Rolls-Royce and Associates, Marine Power Division, Serck Aviation
  • Short Course Teaching: Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore (2008)

Consulting Interests

  • Hypersonic gas dynamics, fluid dynamics, wind tunnel design and instrumentation, infrared and liquid crystal thermography, global surface pressure measurements, heat transfer, heat exchangers, gas turbine development, aviation certification and safety, motorsport.

Administration Duties

  • Thesis Coordinator