Associate Professor in School of Public Health, Curtin University

Ben Mullins is an Associate Professor (Research) in the Health Science Faculty at Curtin University, as well as a member of the Curtin Institute of Computation (Fluid Dynamics Research Group).

He started his research career with a PhD in Environmental/Process engineering from Griffith University, followed by a three-year research position at KIT in Germany, and engineering academic positions at Curtin and Griffith Universities.

Through an interest in aerosol science and health, Ben found his way to his current position in the School of Public Health at Curtin, where he has an interest air pollution measurement, modelling and control, as well as in improving our understanding of respiratory dynamics and aerosol deposition for both therapeutic and toxicological applications, using both Computational Fluid Dynamics and experimental approaches.

Recent work has focussed on the health effects of diesel and biodiesel exposure.


  • 2011–present
    Associate Professor (Research), School of Public Health ; Curtin Institute for Computation, Curtin University
  • 2010–2011
    Senior Lecturer, Environmental Engineering, Griffith University
  • 2007–2010
    Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University
  • 2004–2007
    Research Fellow, Gas-Particle Systems Group, Institute for Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


  • 2004 
    PhD, Griffith University

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Development of canonical mist filter models
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2013
    SWA NOHARMS: Noise, dust, vibration and chemical hazards on farms
    Funding Source:
    Safe Work Australia
  • 2008
    Increasing the operational lifetime and optimising the design of crankcase oil-mist filters
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage