Dr. Mahmoud Karimi is a Senior Lecturer and a member of Centre for Audio, Acoustics & Vibration (CAAV) at UTS Tech Lab. Mahmoud received his PhD from UNSW in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on vibrations and acoustics. He has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge in the UK. Dr Karimi has collaboratively attracted over $2.2 m research income from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and industries.
His research area is in the field of computational hydroacoustics and vibroacoustics to numerically model flow-induced noise and vibration problems with specific application to structures immersed in fluid and excited by random forces. He has developed a range of novel and advanced numerical and analytical capabilities using the finite element method (FEM) and the boundary element method (BEM) with applications mainly for vibroacoustic responses of structures under turbulent flow excitation including an efficient boundary element method for noise prediction from periodic structures, analytical modelling of vibroacoustic of panels and cylinders under flow excitation, and a coupled computational fluid dynamics-boundary element method.