12th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference

Sydney,  30 June – 1 July 2022


Important announcement

Dear colleagues,

  • This is the postponed 12AHMTC conference originally scheduled on 8-9 July 2021.
  • If you already have an accepted manuscript with the conference, there is no need to resubmit it unless you want to update it.
  • New contributions are welcome and will be subject to reviews.
  • All paid registrations will be carried over for the rescheduled conference unless refund has been requested.

We look forward to the conference next year.

Chengwang Lei
Chair of 12AHMTC
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee



The Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (AHMTC) series, initiated in 1973, is organised under the auspices of the Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society (AFTES). It provides a research forum for disseminating new knowledge to the Heat and Mass Transfer research community and for networking and exchanging research ideas. The AHMTC series covers both fundamental and applied topics in broad areas of convection, conduction, radiation, turbulence, multi-phase flow, combustion, drying, heat exchangers, computational and experimental methods, and other significant thermal processes in built environment and in environmental and industrial processes. Specific topics such as urban heat island, pollutant dispersion, natural ventilation, transport processes in reservoirs, lakes, rivers and coastal waters, energy dissipation in hydraulic jumps and scour in rivers etc. are also relevant.

Previous AHMTC conferences were held in
• 1973, Melbourne
• 1977, Sydney
• 1985, Melbourne
• 1989, Christchurch
• 1993, Brisbane
• 1996, Sydney
• 2000, James Cook University, Townsville
• 2005, Curtin University, Perth
• 2011, Monash University, Melbourne
• 2016, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
• 2018, RMIT University, Melbourne

While the AHMTC is mainly based in Australia and New Zealand, the previous conferences have attracted high-profile international keynote and invited speakers and a significant number of international participants from US, Europe, China, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore etc.

The 12th AHMTC, to be held on the University of Sydney campus, is jointly organised by the School of Civil Engineering and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.

About AFTES:

Founded through Engineers Australia as a technical society, the Australasian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society aspires to promote professional activities and technical applications in the discipline areas of Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics within Australasia for general benefit of the community at large. The AFTES is managed by its Executive Committee. The current members of the Executive Committee include Prof. Tilak Chandratilleke of Curtin University, Prof. Wenxian Lin of James Cook University, and Prof. Steven Armfield and Prof. Chengwang Lei of The University of Sydney.