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Dr Jorg Schluter



Senior Lecturer In Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

+61 3 522 73382


Since July 2015: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia.

December 2005-June 2015: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Division, School for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

March 2002 - November 2005: Research Associate. Flow Physics and Computation Division, Center for Integrated Turbulence Simulations, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

October 2000 – February 2002: Postdoctoral Fellow. Flow Physics and Computation Division, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

September 1997 – September 2000: Research Assistant. CFD department, CERFACS, Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (European Center for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computation), Toulouse, France.

April 1995 – August 1997: Undergraduate Research Assistant. Hermann-Föttinger-Institut für Strömungsmechanik, Turbulence Lab, Technical University of Berlin.

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Biography summary

Dr. Jörg Schlüter received his Master’s degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Engineering Science with a major in Fluid Mechanics from the Technical University Berlin in Germany in 1997. Thereafter, he commenced his PhD studies on the simulation of gas turbine burners at ENSEEIHT/CERFACS in Toulouse, France. After graduating in 2000, he joined as a researcher the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University, USA, where he worked on the simulation of entire gas turbine engines. He worked at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 2005 to 2015 as an Assistant Professor teaching and researching in aerodynamics and computational methods. In 2015, he joined Deakin University. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from wind turbine engineering, flapping wing aerodynamics to the control of turbulent boundary layers for drag reduction.

Research interests

  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Wind and marine turbines
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Large-Eddy Simulations, URANS
  • Gas turbines and Combustion
  • Micro and Nano Air Vehicles

Teaching interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Wind Engineering

Units taught

Deakin (2015-now):

  • SEM400 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • SEM300 Thermo-Fluid Design
  • SEM405 Heat Transfer


NTU (2005-2015):


  • AE2003 Aerodynamics I
  • AE3005 Aerodynamics II
  • EID A1 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MP0210 Introduction to Energy
  • AE1001 Discovery Course I
  • MA3071 Aerodynamics
  • MA4873 Intermediate Aerodynamics



  • MA6621 Aerodynamics
  • MA6622 Turbulent Flows

Knowledge areas

  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Wind and marine turbines
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Large-Eddy Simulations, URANS
  • Gas turbines and Combustion
  • Micro and Nano Air Vehicles


Selected Conference Publications:

  1. Optimization of single obstacle pair for aircraft wake dissipation under crosswind condition, C. H. J. Wang, S. Paramasivam, D. Zhao, J. Schlüter, A. Stephan, F. Holzäpfel, 9th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, 2017
  2. Australian Opportunities for Small Wind Turbines, J.U. Schlüter, Goh S. C., Emerging Energy Technologies Summit and Exhibition 2016, Melbourne, VIC, December 2016.
  3. Effect of Ground Obstacle Shape on Wake Vortex Dissipation, C. H. J. Wang, D. Zhao, J. Schlüter, F. Holzäpfel, A. Stephan, 34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Dallas, June 2016.
  4. Detailed Study of Effects of Crosswind and Turbulence Intensity on Aircraft Wake-Vortex in Ground Proximity, S. Paramasivam, D. Zhao, J.M. Skote, J. Schlüter, 34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Dallas, June 2016.
  5. Effects of Spinning Motion on the Flowfield Characteristics of Trapped Vortex Combustors, S. Chen, R. S. M. Chue, J. Schlüter, S. Yu, 33rd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Dallas, June 2015.
  6. Near Ground Aircraft Wake Dissipation with Obstacles, C.H. J. Wang, J. Schlüter, 33rd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Dallas, June 2015.
  7. Effects of Tip Clearance on Miniature Gas Turbines Compressor Performance: A Numerical Approach, J. Xiang, J. Schlüter, F. Duan, 33rd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Dallas, June 2015.
  8. CFD Validation and Analysis of a Single-Stage Axial Compressor, Junting Xiang, Jörg Uwe Schlüter, Fei Duan, Aerotech V Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2014. (received Best Paper Award)
  9. Experiences in the Use of Interactive Media in Engineering Education, J. Schlüter, 63rd Annual Conference International Council for Educational Media (invited), 1-4 October 2013.
  10. Design and Analysis of a Small-Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, X. N. Ji and J. Schlüter, IET Renewable Power Generation Conference 2011, Edinburgh, UK, September 2011.
  11. Dynamic Leading Edge Vortex on a Fast Pitch-up Flat Plate, X. Zhang, V. Chai and J. Schlüter, AIAA-2011-4740, 41th AIAA Fluid Mechanics Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, June 2011.
  12. On the Aerodynamics of Paper Airplanes, B.F. Ng, Q. M. Kng, Y. Y. Pey and J. U. Schlüter, AIAA-2009-3958, 27thAIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 2009.
  13. Unsteady CFD Simulation of an Entire Gas Turbine High-Spool, J. Schlüter, S. Apte, G. Kalitzin, E. v. d. Weide, J. J. Alonso, and H. Pitsch, GT-2006-90090, ASME Turbo Expo 2006 Land, Sea, Air, May 2006.
  14. Large-Eddy Simulations of a Separated Plane Diffuser, J. U. Schlüter, X. Wu, and H. Pitsch, AIAA-2005-0672, 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Conference, January 2005.
  15. Anti-Aliasing for Integrated LES-RANS Computations, J. U. Schlüter and H. Pitsch, AIAA-2004-0258, 42nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Conference, January 2004.
  16. Boundary Conditions for LES in Coupled Simulations, J.U. Schlüter, H. Pitsch, P. Moin, AIAA-2003-0069, 41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Conference, January 2003.
  17. Characterization of Confined Swirl Flows Using Large Eddy Simulations, J. Schlüter, T. Schönfeld, T. Poinsot, W. Krebs, S. Hoffmann, ASME 2001-GT-0060, ASME Turbo Expo 2001 Sea, Air and Land, New Orleans, LA, June 4-7, 2001.
  18. LES of Jets in Crossflow and Its Application to Gas Turbine Burners, J. U. Schlüter, C. Angelberger, T. Schönfeld, T.Poinsot. Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena - 1, September 12-15, 1999, Santa Barbara, CA.
  19. Excitation of mixing layers with two frequencies, O. König, J. Schlüter, H.E. Fiedler, Euromech Colloquium 361, Active control of turbulent shear flows, 17-19 March 1997, Berlin, Germany.

Media appearances

  • Commentator for Reuters, ”After stealth fighters and jumbo jets, China's 'secret weapon': aero engines”, (04/11/2016)
  • Commentator in Straits Times, “Other kind of dimples”, (26/02/2011)
  • Commentator in Aviation Week, “Rising Tide” on the emergence of Asia in Aerospace (01/02/2010)
  • Commentator in Today, “Better safe than…” on A380 groundings, (27/03/2008)
  • Commentator in Straits Times (online), “NTU ties up with US Air Force Academy on space research”, (26/02/2008)
  • Commentator in Aviation Week, “Eastern Action” on the emergence of Asia in Aerospace (18/02/2008)
  • Participant of expert panel on ChannelNewsAsia “360” on the Phuket Air Crash (17/09/2007)


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Entropy generation and CO2 emission in presence of pulsating oscillations in a bifurcating thermoacoustic combustor with a Helmholtz resonator at off-design conditions

Y Guan, S Becker, D Zhao, J Xu, M Shahsavari, J Schluter

(2023), Vol. 136, pp. 1-14, Aerospace Science and Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

An analytical method informed by clinical imaging data for estimating outlet boundary conditions in computational fluid dynamics analysis of carotid artery blood flow

M Kizhisseri, S Gharaie, J Schluter

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, Scientific Reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Effect of buoyancy on CFD prediction accuracy of hydrogen/methane jet diffusion flames

Hewage Manatunga, Jorg Schluter, Farid Christo, Sergiy Shelyag, Jeremy Sheehy

(2023), pp. 1-8, AFMC 2022 : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, E1


Large eddy simulations of a turbulent mixing layer periodically excited with fundamental and third harmonic frequency

J Schluter, D Zhao, A Sarkar

(2022), pp. 1-9, Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Design of a bio-inspired pectoral fin for control of robotic fish

J Connor, J Nowell, J Schluter, B Champion, M Joordens

(2021), Vol. 2021-August, pp. 115-120, WAC 2021 : Proceedings of the 2021 World Automation Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, E1


A model for the aerodynamic coefficients of rock-like debris

V Chai, D Parkhi, S Boopathy, J Xiang, J Schlüter

(2019), Vol. 347, pp. 19-32, Comptes Rendus - Mecanique, C1

journal article

Numerical study of the tip clearance flow in miniature gas turbine compressors

J Xiang, J Schluter, F Duan

(2019), Vol. 93, Aerospace Science and Technology, C1

journal article

Hazard assessment of wind turbine wakes turbulence: initial results

Jorg Schluter, Sindhu Paramasivam

(2019), pp. 99-104, AIAC18: 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress (2019): HUMS 2019 - 11th Defence Science and Technology (DST) International Conference on Health and Usage Monitoring: ISSFD 2019 - 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Parametric investigation of drag reduction for marine vessels using air-filled dimpled surfaces

G Zhang, J Schluter, X Hu

(2018), pp. 1-12, Ships and Offshore Structures, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Computational investigation of varying plate-Line geometry and placement on wake vortex dissipation

C John Wang, D Zhao, J Schlüter, A Stephan, F Holzäpfel

(2018), Vol. 55, pp. 133-144, Journal of Aircraft, National Harbor, MD, C1

journal article

Study of multiple wake vortex system behind aircraft near ground proximity using Prandtl-Lifting line theory

S Paramasivam, C Poh, J Schluter

(2018), pp. 1-9, ICCFD 2018 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Barcelona, Spain, E1


Study of KJ-66 micro gas turbine compressor: Steady and unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes approach

J Xiang, J Schlüter, F Duan

(2017), Vol. 231, pp. 904-917, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, C1

journal article

LES study on the shape effect of ground obstacles on wake vortex dissipation

C Wang, D Zhao, J Schlüter, F Holzäpfel, A Stephan

(2017), Vol. 63, pp. 245-258, Aerospace Science and Technology, C1

journal article

Tow testing of Savonius wind turbine above a bluff body complemented by CFD simulation

S Goh, S Boopathy, C Krishnaswami, J Schlüter

(2016), Vol. 87, pp. 332-345, Renewable Energy, C1-1

journal article

Aerodynamic characteristics of a wrap-around fin rocket

G Zhang, S Yu, J Schlüter

(2016), Vol. 88, pp. 82-96, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, C1-1

journal article

Performance evaluation of 3D printed miniature electromagnetic energy harvesters driven by air flow

N Han, D Zhao, J Schluter, E Goh, H Zhao, X Jin

(2016), Vol. 178, pp. 672-680, Applied energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Numerical simulation of a Savonius turbine above an infinite-width forward facing step

S Goh, J Schluter

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 134-147, Wind engineering, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Spinning effects on a trapped vortex combustor

S Chen, R Chue, S Yu, J Schlüter

(2016), Vol. 32, pp. 1133-1145, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Dallas, TX, C1

journal article

Parametric study of different fins for a rocket at supersonic flow

G Zhang, L Ji, Y Xu, J Schluter

(2015), Vol. 229, pp. 3392-3404, Journal of mechanical engineering science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Towards simulation of NASA35 axial compressor

J Xiang, J Schluter, F Duan

(2015), Vol. 87, pp. 571-583, Aircraft engineering and aerospace technology, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Numerical investigation of a trapped vortex miniature ramjet combustor

S Chen, R Chue, J Schluter, T Nguyen, S Yu

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 872-882, Journal of propulsion and power: devoted to aerospace propulsion and power, C1-1

journal article

Aerodynamic study of the dart paper airplane for micro air vehicle application

J Schlüter

(2014), Vol. 228, pp. 567-576, Institution of mechanical engineers. Proceedings. Part G: Journal of aerospace engineering, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Large eddy simulations of turbulent mixing layers excited with two frequencies

A Sarkar, J Schluter

(2014), Vol. 92, pp. 651-671, Flow, turbulence and combustion, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Heat transfer characteristics of alternating discrete flow in micro-tubes

Y Lim, S Yu, J Schluter

(2014), Vol. 74, pp. 333-341, International journal of heat and mass transfer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

CFD validation and analysis of a single-stage axial compressor

J Xiang, J Schluter, F Duan

(2014), Vol. 629, pp. 109-118, Applied mechanics and materials, [Pfaffikon], Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

A novel small vertical axis wind turbine using delta-wing blades

J Schluter, X Ji

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 393-400, Wind Engineering, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Miniature gas turbines: numerical study of the effects of heat transfer and Reynolds number on the performance of an axial compressor

J Xiang, J Schlüter, F Duan

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 1450008-1450008, International journal of computational materials science and engineering, Singapore, C1-1

journal article

Numerical investigation of the turbulent energy budget in the wake of freely oscillating elastically mounted cylinder at low reduced velocities

A Sarkar, J Schluter

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 441-462, Journal of fluids and structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Towards simulation of flapping wings using immersed boundary method

X Zhang, P Theissen, J Schluter

(2013), Vol. 71, pp. 522-536, International journal for numerical methods in fluids, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Numerical study of the influence of the Reynolds-number on the lift created by a leading edge vortex

X Zhang, J Schluter

(2012), Vol. 24, pp. 065102-1-065102-8, Physics of fluids, Melville, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Stall control with feathers: self-activated flaps on finite wings at low Reynolds numbers

C Wang, J Schlüter

(2012), Vol. 340, pp. 57-66, Comptes rendus mecanique, Issy les Moulineaux Cedex, France, C1-1

journal article

Reynolds-number dependency of the leading edge vortex on a fast pitch-up flat plate

X Zhang, V Chai, J Schlüter

(2011), AIAA 2011 : Proceedings of the 29th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, E1-1


Design and analysis of small-scale vertical axis wind turbine

X Ji, J Schluter

(2011), pp. 1-10, RPG 2011 : Proceedings of the IET Renewable Power Generation Conference 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland, E1-1


On the aerodynamics of paper airplanes

N Feng, K Mei, P Yin, J Schlüter

(2009), pp. 1-16, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Antonio, Texas, E1-1


Computational study on the internal layer in a diffuser

X Wu, J Schlüter, P Moin, H Pitsch, G Iaccarino, F Ham

(2006), Vol. 550, pp. 391-412, Journal of fluid mechanics, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Unsteady turbomachinery computations using massively parallel platforms

E Van Der Weide, G Kalitzin, J Schlüter, J Alonso

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 4904-4919, Collection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, E1-1


Antialiasing filters for coupled Reynolds-averaged/large-eddy simulations

J Schluter, H Pitsch

(2005), Vol. 43, pp. 608-615, AIAA journal, [Reston, Va.], C1-1

journal article

A framework for coupling Reynolds-averaged with large-eddy simulations for gas turbine applications

J Schlüter, X Wu, S Kim, S Shankaran, J Alonso, H Pitsch

(2005), Vol. 127, pp. 806-815, Journal of fluids engineering, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Static control of combustion oscillations by coaxial flows: a large-eddy-simulations investigation

J Schluter

(2004), Vol. 20, pp. 460-467, Journal of propulsion and power, [Reston, Va.], C1-1

journal article

Large eddy simulation inflow conditions for coupling with reynolds-averaged flow solvers

J Schluter, H Pitsch, P Moin

(2004), Vol. 42, pp. 478-484, AIAA journal, [Reston, Va.], C1-1

journal article

Anti-aliasing for integrated LES-RANS computations

J Schlüter, H Pitsch

(2004), pp. 2639-2647, AIAA Paper, Reno, Nevada, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Hydrogen Oxidation in Steam-enriched Gases Activities.

Dr Jorg Schluter, A/Prof Farid Christo, Hewage Manatunga

CSIRO Scholarship - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2022: $40,000
  • 2021: $40,000
  • 2020: $40,000

Industry and Other Funding

ACCIONA-Deakin World Solar Challenge.

A/Prof Paul Collins, Mr Matt Jennings, Dr Mariana Paulino, Dr Ali Zare, Dr Jorg Schluter

Acciona Energy Australia Global Pty Ltd

  • 2023: $45,000
  • 2022: $45,000
  • 2021: $150,000
  • 2020: $150,000
  • 2019: $150,000

Apiject Systems BFS Vaccine Module Design.

Dr Saleh Gharaie, Dr Jorg Schluter, Dr David Morton

Apiject Systems Corp

  • 2020: $20,500

Flow Analysis of Wind Loads on Solar Panels.

Dr Jorg Schluter, Dr Subrat Das

Australian Pipeline Limited t/as APA Group

  • 2021: $15,000


Associate Supervisor

John Waller

Thesis entitled: Robust Control of Combustion Test Facility Preheater

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering


Ahmad Mousa Abu Al Qumsan

Thesis entitled: Robust Control of Continuum Robots

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering