Dr Kin Hing Lo (Eric) is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Aerospace Engineering, specialised in aerodynamics and flow control. He studied his BEng in Mechanical Engineering (First-class) at the University of Hong Kong. He then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue his postgraduate studies. He completed his MSc in Aerospace Engineering (graduated with distinction) at the University of Manchester in 2010. He received the School of MACE overseas research student scholarship from 2010 to 2014 and joined the Aero-Physics Laboratory at the University of Manchester to pursue his PhD studies. His research in the Aero-Physics Laboratory was focused on supersonic flow over shock control bumps and he completed his PhD studies in April 2014.
After graduating from the University of Manchester, he then joined the University of Glasgow as Post-Doctoral Research Associate. He spent three years (April, 2014 to April, 2017) in Glasgow to conduct his postdoctoral research. During the time of his appointment, he has designed a supersonic wind tunnel for the university. At the same time, he also started a new branch of research in road vehicle aerodynamics and its associated flow control strategy development. Other than research work, Eric also lectured the Aerospace Engineering 1 module in Glasgow between 2015 and 2017.
Eric joined the University of Surrey as Lecturer in June 2017. His current research mainly focused on automotive aerodynamics, bluff body aerodynamics and development of novel flow control devices.
- Automotive aerodynamics
- Bluff body aerodynamics
- Supersonic aerodynamics
- Flow control device development
- Plasma flow physics
- ENG1062 - Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 1
- ENG2093 - Numerical and Experimental Methods
- ENG3063 - Individual Project
- ENGM247 - Dissertation Project
- ENGM267 - Advanced Vehicle Structures and Analysis
Courses I teach on
The wake flow characteristics of a 1:20 scale articulated lorry model with a linear Alternate Current Dielectric Barrier Discharge (AC-DBD) plasma actuation implemented was experimentally investigated. Time-averaged velocity, turbulence, and vorticity information along the centreline of the model were constructed using a two-component particle image velocimetry technique. In addition, force balance was used to measure the time-average drag force acting on the model with and without the use of AC-DBD plasma actuation. In general, the AC-DBD plasma actuation showed negligible effect in changing the drag coefficient of the test model. Moreover, implementing the AC-DBD plasma actuation around the rear end of the trailer model could neither alter the size nor the reverse flow velocity in the wake region. In contrast, the AC-DBD plasma actuation increased the levels of fluctuation in the flow turbulence kinetic energy and vorticity but showed no observable effect to alter the frequency response of the flow in the wake region. It is deduced that the use of AC-DBD plasma actuation indeed generated no flow control effect at the rear end of an articulated lorry trailer.