Dr Mahesh Prakash is part of a team of mathematicians and engineers doing research in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in CSIRO. This team are regarded as world-leaders in discrete element modelling (DEM) and smooth particle hydronyamics (SPH) – branches of maths that are used to simulate and predict the movement of fluids.
His particular areas of focus include:
- digital content generation for fluid special effects in movies and games
- geophysical flows, such as dam collapses, tsunamis and volcanic lava flows.