Bill Melbourne

Founder/Managing Director
Bill has over 50 years experience as a researcher and engineering consultant in wind engineering. He was Professor of Fluid Mechnaics at Monash University until his retirement in 1999, and is now an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has an active research interest in wind engineering, notably in the areas of wind loading and response of structures to wind action, model of wind flow over complex terrain, turbulent flows and their interaction with bluff bodies, and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants. Bill has authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers (some of which can be viewed on this website), numerous conference papers and lecture notes that are used by wind engineers around the world. Bill was recently honoured as the recipient of the prestigious Jack E Cermak Medal presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This presentation in 2013 is the most recent in a long list of accolades from within Australia and overseas.
Bill's contribution to wind engineering and fluid mechanics extends to service on many national and international commttees such as: Standards Association of Australia, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics Editorial Board - to name just a few. His work has had a lasting influence on wind and structural engineering in Australia and overseas.