Dr Matthew Cleary

BE(Mech) BE(Nav Arch) PhD
Senior Lecturer
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2346
Fax +61 2 9351 7060

Website Clean Combustion Research Group

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Research interests

The combustion of fossil fuels provides around 90 per cent of the world's primary energy needs, but also emits substances that are harmful to humans and our environment. Dr Matthew Cleary's research seeks solutions that balance these concerns.

"We live in an era of rapid and sustained industrialisation, particularly in the Asian region. At the same time, there are concerns about the sustainability of our energy resources and the effect their combustion has on the environment.

"My research aims to address these competing issues by improving the efficiency and thus lowering the fuel consumption of combustion engines, and by reducing the emission of toxic pollutants such as nitric oxides and aerosol particulates.

"Modern combustion engines, such as those used in cars, were developed incrementally over many decades, with gradual improvements made along the way. But the demands of the current era are very different from those of the past. So I am developing advanced, accurate and affordable combustion models that allow rapid assessment of new combustor designs that can deliver reliable service with low-pollutant emissions.

"Another project I'm working on involves biofuels. Many people are aware that these potentially offer a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. However, their combustion does release other toxic emissions such as carbon monoxide, nitric oxide and soot. So I am currently investigating how we can limit such emissions so that biofuels can fulfil their potential to become a major part of our energy supply.

"I've been conducting research in this field for 12 years. The University of Sydney culture encourages high-quality fundamental research, and provides the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best minds in my own and related fields of research."

Teaching and supervision

AMME2200 - Thermodynamics and Fluids

AMME4111 - Honours Thesis A

AMME4112 - Honours Thesis B

AMME4121 - Engineering Project A

AMME4122 - Engineering Project B

AMME5022 - Capstone Project B Extended

MECH4265 - Combustion

MECH5265 - Advanced Combustion

Awards and honours

  • The University of Queensland, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, Teaching Commendation, 2010
  • The University of Queensland, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, Award for Teaching Excellence, 2010
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), 2001-2004
  • Best Student Paper at the Australian Symposium on Combustion 2003
  • The UNSW Baird Publications Prize for the best performance in Ship Hydrostatics, 1997
  • University of Sydney Chancellor's Industry Scholarship in Engineering, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Sydney Mechanical Engineering Major Prize in Professional Communication, 1996
  • University of Sydney William and Jane Graham Mechanical Engineering Minor Prize, 1995
  • University of Sydney Shell Refining Intermediate Prize in Mechanical Engineering, 1994
  • University of Sydney Shell Refining Junior Prize in Mechanical Engineering, 1993

Selected grants

2013

  • Predictive models for the combustion of multi-component bio-fuels; Cleary M, Bilger R, Lakshmisha K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Achieving fuel flexibility in modem combustors; Klimenko A, Cleary M, Cleary M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). Multiple Mapping Conditioning: A New Modelling Framework for Turbulent Combustion. In Tarek Echekki and Epaminondas Mastorakos (Eds.), Turbulent Combustion Modeling: Advances, New Trends and Perspectives, (pp. 143-176). Dordrecht: Springer.

Journals

  • Dialameh, L., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2014). A multiple mapping conditioning model for differential diffusion. Physics of Fluids, 26, 025107-1-025107-16. [More Information]
  • Saulov, D., Watanabe, S., Yin, J., Klimenko, D., Hooman, K., Feng, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2014). Conditional Methods in Modeling CO2 Capture from Coal Syngas. Energies, 7(4), 1899-1916. [More Information]
  • Thomas, G., Feng, B., Veeraragavan, A., Cleary, M., Drinnan, N. (2014). Emissions from DME combustion in diesel engines and their implications on meeting future emission norms: A review. Fuel Processing Technology, 119, 286-304. [More Information]
  • Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A., Cleary, M., Maas, U. (2014). Prediction of NOx in premixed high-pressure lean methane flames with a MMC-partially stirred reactor. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Article in Press(2014).
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2013). A comparative study of Sandia flame series (D-F) using sparse-Lagrangian MMC modelling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34(1), 1325-1332. [More Information]
  • Saulov, D., Chodankar, C., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Coupling the porous conditional moment closure with the random pore model: Applications to gasifcation and CO2 capture. Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 6(1), 84-93.
  • Islam, N., Cleary, M. (2012). Developing an efficient and reliable dry powder inhaler for pulmonary drug delivery - a review for multidisciplinary researchers. Medical Engineering and Physics, 34(4), 409-427. [More Information]
  • Saulov, D., Zhao, M., Cleary, M., Klimenko, D., Hooman, K., Klimenko, A. (2012). General Approach for Modelling of Reactive Transport in Porous Media. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 3(6), 471-476. [More Information]
  • Zhao, M., Saulov, D., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Numerical Simulation of Coal Gasification with CO2 Capture Based on Two-Dimensional Fluidized Bed Model. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 3(6), 466-470. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). A detailed quantitative analysis of sparse-Lagrangian filtered density function simulations in constant and variable density reacting jet flows. Physics of Fluids, 23, 1-19.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). Sparse-Lagrangian FDF simulations of Sandia Flame E with density coupling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 1401-1409.
  • Klimenko, A., Cleary, M. (2010). Convergence to a model in sparse-Lagrangian FDF simulations. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 85(3-4), 567-591. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2009). A Generalised Multiple Mapping Conditioning Approach for Turbulent Combustion. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 82(4), 477-491. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A., Janicka, J., Pfitzner, M. (2009). A sparse-Lagrangian multiple mapping conditioning model for turbulent diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 1499-1507. [More Information]
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Cleary, M., Kronenburg, A., Kent, J. (2009). Modeling of scalar mixing in turbulent jet flames by multiple mapping conditioning. Physics of Fluids, 21(2, Article number 025105), 025105-1-025105-11.
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Kronenburg, A., Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2009). Multiple mapping conditioning of turbulent jet diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32II, 1679-1685.
  • Kim, G., Kang, S., Kim, Y., Bilger, R., Cleary, M. (2007). Conditional moment closure and transient flamelet modelling for detailed structure and NOx formation characteristics of turbulent nonpremixed jet and recirculating flames. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 11(4), 527-552.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires by conditional moment closure. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29(1), 273-279.

Conferences

  • Dialameh, L., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2013). Differential Diffusion effects in Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) mixing model. The Australian Combustion Symposium 2013 (ACS 2013), Perth, Australia: The Combustion Institute.
  • Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A., Cleary, M., Maas, U. (2013). Prediction of extinction modes for turbulent premixed combustion with an MMC-Partially Stirred Reactor. The Australian Combustion Symposium 2013 (ACS 2013), Perth, Australia: The Combustion Institute.
  • Ge, Y., Sundaram, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). A bluff body jet mixer simulation with a new developed OpenFOAM based sparse-Lagrangian Multiple Mapping Conditioning model. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Cleary, M., Phillips, T. (2012). A Population Balance Equation - Probability Density Function (PBE-PDF) model for the turbulent dispersion and deagglomeration of inhaled pharmaceutical powders. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Dialameh, L., Sundaram, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Differential diffusion of passive scalars with MMC mixing model in isotropic turbulent flow. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Sundaram, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Effects of Mixing Localisation in LES-MMC Simulations of a Lifted Hydrogen Flame. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Saulov, D., Chodankar, C., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). A CMC Model for Reactive Flows through Porous Media with Altering Pore Structures. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). A gradient / fractal model for determining the mixing particle distance in Multiple Mapping Conditioning. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Sundaram, B., Cleary, M. (2011). Sparse-Lagrangian MMC Simulations of a Lifted Hydrogen Flame in a Vitiated Coflow. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M. (2011). Sparse-Lagrangian MMC: numerical algorithms and an OpenFOAM implementation. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2009). A sparse-Lagrangian simulation with density coupling. Australian Combustion Symposium 2009, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2009). Sparse-Lagrangian simulations of a passive scalar in a turbulent jet. 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion.
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A., Janicka, J., Pfitzner, M. (2007). LES / sparse-Lagrangian MMC in a piloted jet flame. Australian Combustion Symposium (ACS-2007), Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Kim, G., Kim, Y., Bilger, R., Cleary, M. (2005). Conditional moment closure and unsteady flamelet modelling for detailed structure and NOx formation characteristics of turbulent nonpremixed bluff-body flames. 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC), Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). A computational method for combustion using conditional moment closure. 2nd Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD 2002), New York: Springer.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2003). A numerical method for conditional moment closure. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & the 8th Australian Flame Days, Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires. 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide: Australian Flame Research Committee Inc.

2014

  • Dialameh, L., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2014). A multiple mapping conditioning model for differential diffusion. Physics of Fluids, 26, 025107-1-025107-16. [More Information]
  • Saulov, D., Watanabe, S., Yin, J., Klimenko, D., Hooman, K., Feng, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2014). Conditional Methods in Modeling CO2 Capture from Coal Syngas. Energies, 7(4), 1899-1916. [More Information]
  • Thomas, G., Feng, B., Veeraragavan, A., Cleary, M., Drinnan, N. (2014). Emissions from DME combustion in diesel engines and their implications on meeting future emission norms: A review. Fuel Processing Technology, 119, 286-304. [More Information]
  • Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A., Cleary, M., Maas, U. (2014). Prediction of NOx in premixed high-pressure lean methane flames with a MMC-partially stirred reactor. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Article in Press(2014).

2013

  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2013). A comparative study of Sandia flame series (D-F) using sparse-Lagrangian MMC modelling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34(1), 1325-1332. [More Information]
  • Dialameh, L., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2013). Differential Diffusion effects in Multiple Mapping Conditioning (MMC) mixing model. The Australian Combustion Symposium 2013 (ACS 2013), Perth, Australia: The Combustion Institute.
  • Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A., Cleary, M., Maas, U. (2013). Prediction of extinction modes for turbulent premixed combustion with an MMC-Partially Stirred Reactor. The Australian Combustion Symposium 2013 (ACS 2013), Perth, Australia: The Combustion Institute.

2012

  • Ge, Y., Sundaram, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). A bluff body jet mixer simulation with a new developed OpenFOAM based sparse-Lagrangian Multiple Mapping Conditioning model. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Cleary, M., Phillips, T. (2012). A Population Balance Equation - Probability Density Function (PBE-PDF) model for the turbulent dispersion and deagglomeration of inhaled pharmaceutical powders. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Saulov, D., Chodankar, C., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Coupling the porous conditional moment closure with the random pore model: Applications to gasifcation and CO2 capture. Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 6(1), 84-93.
  • Islam, N., Cleary, M. (2012). Developing an efficient and reliable dry powder inhaler for pulmonary drug delivery - a review for multidisciplinary researchers. Medical Engineering and Physics, 34(4), 409-427. [More Information]
  • Dialameh, L., Sundaram, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Differential diffusion of passive scalars with MMC mixing model in isotropic turbulent flow. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Sundaram, B., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Effects of Mixing Localisation in LES-MMC Simulations of a Lifted Hydrogen Flame. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC 2012, Launceston, Tasmania: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
  • Saulov, D., Zhao, M., Cleary, M., Klimenko, D., Hooman, K., Klimenko, A. (2012). General Approach for Modelling of Reactive Transport in Porous Media. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 3(6), 471-476. [More Information]
  • Zhao, M., Saulov, D., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2012). Numerical Simulation of Coal Gasification with CO2 Capture Based on Two-Dimensional Fluidized Bed Model. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 3(6), 466-470. [More Information]

2011

  • Saulov, D., Chodankar, C., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). A CMC Model for Reactive Flows through Porous Media with Altering Pore Structures. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). A detailed quantitative analysis of sparse-Lagrangian filtered density function simulations in constant and variable density reacting jet flows. Physics of Fluids, 23, 1-19.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). A gradient / fractal model for determining the mixing particle distance in Multiple Mapping Conditioning. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). Multiple Mapping Conditioning: A New Modelling Framework for Turbulent Combustion. In Tarek Echekki and Epaminondas Mastorakos (Eds.), Turbulent Combustion Modeling: Advances, New Trends and Perspectives, (pp. 143-176). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2011). Sparse-Lagrangian FDF simulations of Sandia Flame E with density coupling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 1401-1409.
  • Sundaram, B., Cleary, M. (2011). Sparse-Lagrangian MMC Simulations of a Lifted Hydrogen Flame in a Vitiated Coflow. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M. (2011). Sparse-Lagrangian MMC: numerical algorithms and an OpenFOAM implementation. 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium, Sydney, NSW: The Combustion Institute.

2010

  • Klimenko, A., Cleary, M. (2010). Convergence to a model in sparse-Lagrangian FDF simulations. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 85(3-4), 567-591. [More Information]

2009

  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2009). A Generalised Multiple Mapping Conditioning Approach for Turbulent Combustion. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 82(4), 477-491. [More Information]
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A., Janicka, J., Pfitzner, M. (2009). A sparse-Lagrangian multiple mapping conditioning model for turbulent diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 1499-1507. [More Information]
  • Ge, Y., Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2009). A sparse-Lagrangian simulation with density coupling. Australian Combustion Symposium 2009, Australia: University of Queensland.
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Cleary, M., Kronenburg, A., Kent, J. (2009). Modeling of scalar mixing in turbulent jet flames by multiple mapping conditioning. Physics of Fluids, 21(2, Article number 025105), 025105-1-025105-11.
  • Vogiatzaki, K., Kronenburg, A., Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2009). Multiple mapping conditioning of turbulent jet diffusion flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32II, 1679-1685.
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A. (2009). Sparse-Lagrangian simulations of a passive scalar in a turbulent jet. 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Taiwan: Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion.

2007

  • Kim, G., Kang, S., Kim, Y., Bilger, R., Cleary, M. (2007). Conditional moment closure and transient flamelet modelling for detailed structure and NOx formation characteristics of turbulent nonpremixed jet and recirculating flames. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 11(4), 527-552.
  • Cleary, M., Klimenko, A., Janicka, J., Pfitzner, M. (2007). LES / sparse-Lagrangian MMC in a piloted jet flame. Australian Combustion Symposium (ACS-2007), Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

2005

  • Kim, G., Kim, Y., Bilger, R., Cleary, M. (2005). Conditional moment closure and unsteady flamelet modelling for detailed structure and NOx formation characteristics of turbulent nonpremixed bluff-body flames. 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC), Adelaide, South Australia: University of Adelaide.

2003

  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2003). A computational method for combustion using conditional moment closure. 2nd Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD 2002), New York: Springer.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J. (2003). A numerical method for conditional moment closure. 2003 Australian Symposium on Combustion & the 8th Australian Flame Days, Melbourne: Monash University.

2002

  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires. 2002 Australian Symposium on Combustion, Adelaide: Australian Flame Research Committee Inc.
  • Cleary, M., Kent, J., Bilger, R. (2002). Prediction of carbon monoxide in fires by conditional moment closure. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29(1), 273-279.

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