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Dr Paul Cleary

Chief Research Scientist


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Dr Paul Cleary (FTSE) graduated with a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Monash University in 1988. He was then a visiting CSIRO post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California. In 1991 he joined CSIRO as a research scientist and has since been involved in computational modelling of industrial fluid and granular flows. He has developed world class Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) capabilities for predicting the flow of granular materials in industrial processes and particularly in mixing, separation, comminution, storage, transport and excavation. He is also a leading developer of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method for industrial fluid dynamics, with applications in material forming, extreme geophysical flows, digital content generation, multiphase and bubbly flow, biomechanical and biomedical applications. He has a strong interest in software development processes and is also the leader of the Workspace development project. He has been actively involved in commercial project delivery and commercialisation of the group's substantial IP base. Paul is the author of more than 450 research publications and more than 190 technical and commercial reports. In 2015 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Academic Qualifications

  • 1984

    B. Sc (Hons)
    Monash University

  • 1988

    Ph. D
    Monash University

  • 1997

    Australian Mathematical Society

  • 2015


Professional Experiences

  • 2006

    Chief Research Scientist