Dr Travis Mitchell

Lecturer

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
t.mitchell@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54058

Overview

Dr. Travis Mitchell is a Lecturer at The University of Queensland (UQ). He has a range of research interests covering various areas in computational fluid dynamics, with a particular focus on multiphase lattice Boltzmann methods, blast simulation and optimisation for resource recovery to geomechanics and geospatial data analysis. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from UQ as well as a dual bachelor degree in engineering (honours) and science with an extended major in mechanical engineering and a major in mathematics. His current research focuses include the analysis of bubble dynamics in molten-salt reactors for hydrogen production and multiphase flow in fractured subsurface media for storage and or production purposes.

In 2023 Dr. Mitchell will be teaching into Computational Mechanics (MECH3780), Computational Fluid Dynamics (MECH6480) and the Computational Engineering & Data Analysis (MECH2700) at UQ.

Research Interests

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Lattice Boltzmann methods for fluid flows
  • Multiphase fluid dynamics
  • High performance computing
  • Complex bubble dynamics
  • Hydrogen generation from bubble reactor devices

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This project aims to investigate the hydrodynamics and chemical kinetics involved in methane pyrolysis for the production of turquoise hydrogen in molten-salt bubble reactors. The process of methane pyrolysis has gained interest in recent years due to its potential to produce hydrogen with less input energy compared to traditional green production methods. Additionally, the process does not produce carbon dioxide directly but solid carbon that can be more easily handled used for other purposes. These factors have the potential of making it a more economically and environmentally-friendly option for industrial-scale hydrogen production.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project aims to investigate the hydrodynamics and chemical kinetics involved in methane pyrolysis for the production of turquoise hydrogen in molten-salt bubble reactors. The process of methane pyrolysis has gained interest in recent years due to its potential to produce hydrogen with less input energy compared to traditional green production methods. Additionally, the process does not produce carbon dioxide directly but solid carbon that can be more easily handled used for other purposes. These factors have the potential of making it a more economically and environmentally-friendly option for industrial-scale hydrogen production.