Jim Kostas

BSc, BE(Hons), PhD, MIEAust

Senior Engineer/Director
Jim joined MEL Consultants in 2009 after several years working in Europe at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Laboratoire de Mecanique de Lille and Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany in the aerospace and global automotive sectors, respectively. Jim completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the field of experimental fluid mechanics in 2002 and has expertise in advanced fluid mechanics experimental measurement and visualisation techniques, predominantly laser based. At MEL Consultants he is responsible for pressure, environmental and structural studies, conducting full-scale measurements, the development of post-processing software and measurement techniques as well as analytical desktop studies. Jim has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and is developing Computational Wind Engineering (CWE/CFD) within the company, focusing on the hybrid merging of the technique with physical modeling process in the wind tunnel.