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Doctor Kiao Inthavong

Doctor Kiao Inthavong

Dr. Kiao Inthavong is an Associate Professor in mechanical engineering at RMIT University. His research interests are in computational and experimental multiphase flows with a focus on two-phase gas-particles and applications in nasal airway respiration, nasal drug delivery, inhalation exposure, and air-quality in the indoor built environment. His current research is characterising the influence of the sinuses on nasal obstruction, and how to effectively deliver drugs to specific sinuses.

Dr Inthavong received his PhD (thesis: “Simulation of fluid dynamics and particle transport in a realistic human nasal cavity”) from RMIT in 2009. He received an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship to continue his multiphase flow research in 2009 to 2012, and became an academic as a Senior Lecturer at RMIT in 2014. He has over 100-peer reviewed publications including two scholarly books with Springer (incl. “Computational Fluid Particle Dynamics in the Respiratory System”) and has an h-index of 24. He has received over $1m in research funds for indoor air quality, and respiratory-inhalation research including 2 Australian Research Council Discovery Grants, and 1 Linkage-Grant, and 1 GPRWMF grant.

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Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Conjoint GrantUsing computer models, virtual surgery and 3D Printing to improve outcomes in sino-nasal surgery2019
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