A/Pr Fabian Zander


A/Pr Fabian Zander
NameA/Pr Fabian Zander
Email Addressfabian.zander@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAssociate Professor (Engineering Thermodynamics)
QualificationsBEng Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
AffiliationsInstitute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (Research)
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0597-9556
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
PhD StudentUniversity of Queensland20072013
Postdoctoral Research FellowUniversity of Stuttgart20142018
AcademicUniversity of Southern Queensland2018

Expertise

Hypersonics

Optical Diagnostics

Flight Testing Measurements

Teaching

Aerospace Propulsion (MEC5109)

Fields of Research

  • 400106. Hypersonic propulsion and hypersonic aerothermodynamics
  • 400199. Aerospace engineering not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
AIAA
BEng
Qld
2004
PhD
Qld
2013

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Rocket angle-of-attack and bending loadPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
High altitude drone deployment of a distributed sensor network to optically observe, track and predict hypersonic flightAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Inlet fuel injection for Air Breathing Ramjet engines utilising Detonation CombustionPrincipal SupervisorMasters2023
Advance Co-Design Methods For High Speed Flight And Access to Space SystemsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Optical diagnostics for remote observations of aerospace phenomenaPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Shock Wave Surfing and Space Debris Dispersion ModellingPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
New hypersonic ground-test methods in the Australian contextAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Development of an Experimental Airbreathing Rotation Detonation EnginePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Modelling Dispersion of Space Debris in Re-entryPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Infrastructure Design of Spaceports to Cater for Modern Small, Mini and Micro Launch Vehicles. Associate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Development of an Active Restart Mechanism for Hypersonic InletsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Investigations on existing open deck railway bridges and transom systems to Inform the development of new transom technologiesPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Characterisation of the USQ hypersonic facility freestreamAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019

Analysis of hypersonic model pitching experiments in the TUSQ facility

Stern, Nathan, Jahn, Ingo, Choudbhury, Rishabh, Zander, Fabian, Steelant, Johan and Buttsworth, David R.. 2018. "Analysis of hypersonic model pitching experiments in the TUSQ facility." International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science and Technology 2018 (HiSST 2018). Moscow, Russia 26 - 29 Nov 2018

Improved Surface Temperature Identification Method for Remote Observations of Sample Return Capsules

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2023. "Improved Surface Temperature Identification Method for Remote Observations of Sample Return Capsules." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35692

Plenum-Based Mass Flow Metering

Noller, Lachlan, Zander, Fabian and Buttsworth, David. 2024. "Plenum-Based Mass Flow Metering." AIAA Journal: devoted to aerospace research and development. 62 (1), pp. 399-404. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J063279

Emission spectroscopy at high frame rates during ablation tests of meteorite samples in plasma wind tunnel

Ravichandran, R., Loehle, S., Hufgard, F., Leiser, D., Zander, F., Ferriere, L., Vaubaillon, J., Matlovic, P. and Toth, J.. 2024. "Emission spectroscopy at high frame rates during ablation tests of meteorite samples in plasma wind tunnel." Icarus. 407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2023.115818

Trajectory Analysis of the Hayabusa2 Capsule from a Single Airborne Observation

Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn and Payne, Allan. 2024. "Trajectory Analysis of the Hayabusa2 Capsule from a Single Airborne Observation." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 61 (1). https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35719

A 2022 τ-Herculid meteor cluster from an airborne experiment: automated detection, characterization, and consequences for meteoroids

Vaubaillon, J., Loir, C., Ciocan, C., Kandeepan, M., Millet, M., Cassagne, A., Lacassagne, L., Da Fonseca, P., Zander, F., Buttsworth, D., Loehle, S., Toth, J., Gray, S., Moingeon, A. and Rambaux, N.. 2023. "A 2022 τ-Herculid meteor cluster from an airborne experiment: automated detection, characterization, and consequences for meteoroids ." Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European journal. 670. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202244993

Transitional Boundary Layer Measurements in the University of Southern Queensland Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Webb, Alister, Birch, Byrenn, Zander, Fabian and Buttsworth, David. 2022. "Transitional Boundary Layer Measurements in the University of Southern Queensland Hypersonic Wind Tunnel." 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 08 Dec 2022 Australia. University of Sydney.

Mixing of Thermally Stratified Gas in Horizontal Tube Using Shock Waves Research Methodology

Grybko, Maciej, Malpress, Ray, Buttsworth, David, Zander, Fabian and Birch, Byrenn. 2022. "Mixing of Thermally Stratified Gas in Horizontal Tube Using Shock Waves Research Methodology." 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 08 Dec 2022 Australia. University of Sydney.

Laser-Induced Diaphragm Rupture for Improved Sequencing and Repeatability in a Hypersonic Facility

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2023. "Laser-Induced Diaphragm Rupture for Improved Sequencing and Repeatability in a Hypersonic Facility." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 60 (1), pp. 351-360. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35427

Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Visible and Near-IR Emission Spectroscopy from the Australian Airborne Observation

Birch, Byrenn, Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David, Noller, Lachlan and Payne, Allan. 2022. "Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Visible and Near-IR Emission Spectroscopy from the Australian Airborne Observation." AIAA Aviation Forum 2022. Chicago, United States 27 Jun - 01 Jul 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-3736

Planning and Implementation of the Australian Airborne Observation of Hayabusa2

Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn J. C. and Payne, Allan. 2022. "Planning and Implementation of the Australian Airborne Observation of Hayabusa2." AIAA Aviation Forum 2022. Chicago, United States 27 Jun - 01 Jul 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-3583

Analysis of Reentry and Break-Up Forces from Impulse Facility Experiments and Numerical Rebuilding

Leiser, David, Loehle, Stefan, Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Choudhury, Rishabh and Fasoulas, Stefanos. 2022. "Analysis of Reentry and Break-Up Forces from Impulse Facility Experiments and Numerical Rebuilding." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 59 (4), pp. 1276-1288. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35204

Spallation on Carbon Ablators

Grigat, Felix, Loehle, Stefan, Zander, Fabian and Fasoulas, Stefanos. 2022. "Spallation on Carbon Ablators." AIAA Journal: devoted to aerospace research and development. 60 (7), pp. 3936- 3949. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J061276

Assessment of high enthalpy flow conditions for re-entry aerothermodynamics in the plasma wind tunnel facilities at IRS

Loehle, Stefan, Zander, Fabian, Eberhart, Martin, Hermann, Tobias, Meindl, Arne, Massuti-Ballester, Bartomeu, Leiser, David, Hufgard, Fabian, Pagan, Adam S., Herdrich, Georg and Fasoulas, Stefanos. 2022. "Assessment of high enthalpy flow conditions for re-entry aerothermodynamics in the plasma wind tunnel facilities at IRS." CEAS Space Journal. 14 (2), pp. 395-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12567-021-00396-y

Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Australian Airborne Observation Emission Spectroscopy Calibration and Preliminary Analysis

Birch, Byrenn, Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David, Noller, Lachlan and Payne, Allan. 2022. "Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Australian Airborne Observation Emission Spectroscopy Calibration and Preliminary Analysis." AIAA SciTech Forum 2022. San Diego, United States 03 - 07 Jan 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-2151

System Design and Preliminary Analysis of the UQ Near Infrared Spectroscopy Data of the Hayabusa2 Re-entry

James, Christopher M., Thompson, Matthew, Apirana, Steve F., Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R. and Payne, Allan. 2022. "System Design and Preliminary Analysis of the UQ Near Infrared Spectroscopy Data of the Hayabusa2 Re-entry." AIAA SciTech Forum 2022. San Diego, United States 03 - 07 Jan 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-2153

Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry

Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn, Noller, Lachlan, Wright, Duncan, James, Christopher M., Thompson, Matthew, Apirana, Steven, Leis, John, Lobsey, Craig and Payne, Allan. 2021. "Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 58 (6), pp. 1915-1919. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35062

High frame rate emission spectroscopy for ablation tests in plasma wind tunnel

Ravichandran, Ranjith, Leiser, David, Zander, Fabian, Loehle, Stefan, Matlovic, Pavol, Toth, Juraj and Ferriere, Ludovic. 2021. "High frame rate emission spectroscopy for ablation tests in plasma wind tunnel." Review of Scientific Instruments. 92 (3), pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0040801

Hypersonic oscillating shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction on a flat plate

Currao, Gaetano M. D., McQuellin, Liam P., Neely, Andrew J., Gai, Sudhir L., O'Byrne, Sean, Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., McNamara, Jack J. and Jahn, Ingo. 2021. "Hypersonic oscillating shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction on a flat plate." AIAA Journal: devoted to aerospace research and development. 59 (3), pp. 940-959. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J059590

Time-resolved stagnation temperature measurements in hypersonic flows using surface junction thermocouples

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2020. "Time-resolved stagnation temperature measurements in hypersonic flows using surface junction thermocouples." Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 119, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2020.110177

Measurements of freestream density fluctuations in a hypersonic wind tunnel

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2020. "Measurements of freestream density fluctuations in a hypersonic wind tunnel." Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow. 61 (7), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-020-02992-w

Oscillating shock impinging on a flat plate at Mach 6

Currao, Gaetano M. D., McQuellin, Liam P., Neely, Andrew J., Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., McNamara, Jack J. and Jahn, Ingo. 2019. "Oscillating shock impinging on a flat plate at Mach 6." AIAA Aviation Forum 2019. Dallas, United States 17 - 21 Jun 2019 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-3077

Spacecraft Material Tests under Aerothermal and Mechanical Reentry Loads

Leiser, David, Lohle, Stefan, Zander, Fabian, Fasoulas, Stefanos, Buttsworth, David R. and Choudhury, Rishabh. 2019. "Spacecraft Material Tests under Aerothermal and Mechanical Reentry Loads." AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 . San Diego, United States 07 - 11 Jan 2019 United States. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-0161

Focused Laser Differential Interferometry for Hypersonic Flow Diagnostics

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2019. "Focused Laser Differential Interferometry for Hypersonic Flow Diagnostics." Alwahabi, Z. T. and Medwell, P. R. (ed.) 9th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics (IX ACLD). Adelaide, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2019 Adelaide, Australia.

An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Aerodynamics of the ISS Re-entry

Zander, F., Leiser, D., Choudhury, R., Loehle, S. and Buttsworth, D.R.. 2018. "An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Aerodynamics of the ISS Re-entry." Lau, T.C.W. and Kelso, R.M. (ed.) 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2018). Adelaide, Australia 10 - 13 Dec 2018 Australia. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

Simulation in the Loop Control of a Planar Hypersonic Wing with a Rigid Control Surface

Jahn, I. H., Zander, F., Stern, N. and Buttsworth, D. R.. 2018. "Simulation in the Loop Control of a Planar Hypersonic Wing with a Rigid Control Surface." 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2018). Adelaide, Australia 10 - 13 Dec 2018 Australia. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

Temperature and heat flux measurement on hot models in short-duration facilities

Kraetzig, Benjamin, Buttsworth, David R., Zander, Fabian and Loehle, Stefan. 2014. "Temperature and heat flux measurement on hot models in short-duration facilities." Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. 29 (1), pp. 37-46. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.T4309

Hot wall testing methodology for impulse facilities

Zander, F., Morgan, R. G., Sheikh, U. A., Buttsworth, D. R. and Teakle, P. R.. 2013. "Hot wall testing methodology for impulse facilities." Stallings, David (ed.) 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference (AIAA 2012). Tours, France 24 - 28 Sep 2012 Reston, VA. United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-5953

Hot-wall reentry testing in hypersonic impulse facilities

Zander, F., Morgan, R. G., Sheikh, U., Buttsworth, D. R. and Teakle, P. R.. 2013. "Hot-wall reentry testing in hypersonic impulse facilities." AIAA Journal: devoted to aerospace research and development. 51 (2), pp. 476-484. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J051867