Flying Diesel Machines

Current project

Applications now open for VIP 2022 via a wait-list!


Academics will be in touch throughout the year to arrange an interview 

VIP Snapshot

In collaboration with the US Army Research Laboratory, this project is using advanced high-speed imaging diagnostics to create new types of flying machine. You’ll work with a deep-vision diesel engine to create images and movies that uncover the underlying physics of next-generation diesel engines. For more information check out this link

Flyinig Diesel Engins

VIP ChallENG research goals

You’ll enhance your fundamental understanding of the inner workings of diesel engines developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other applications such as utes/SUVs and mobile/backup power generators. 

Research, design or technical ChallENG

The team will: 

  • Develop new methodologies that enable better imaging of in-cylinder processes of the diesel engine 
  • Perform a physical analysis of the obtained images and movies 
  • Enjoy direct interaction with researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory 

Desired Background

All degrees are welcome however, students specialising in the below areas are encouraged to apply.

Desired Research Areas Desired Skills
  • Energy conversion 
  • Flow diagnostics 
  • Image processing 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Mechatronics Engineering 
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Renewable Energy Engineering 


Team Academic Leads