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Fluid Dynamics (FD)

Dr. Siew-Wan OHL

Dr. Siew-Wan OHL

Research Interests:

  • I work on bubble dynamics with the focus on bubble sound waves interaction.
  • I do simulations based on the Boundary Element Method.
  • I work on experiments with students using high speed photography and microfluidics.


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (2008)
  • Master, Engineering, National University of Singapore (2004)
  • Bachelor, Computer Engineering ,National University of Singapore (2001)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2009-2010)  

Published Journals/ Articles:


    • Pain, A., Goh, B.H.T., Klaseboer, E., Ohl, S.W., and Khoo, B.C. 2012 Jets in quiescent bubbles or on free surfaces caused by a nearby oscillating bubble. Journal of Applied Physics. 111, 054912.
    • Tandiono, T., Ow, D.S.-W., Driessen, L., Chin, C.S.-H., Klaseboer, E., Choo, A.B.-H., Ohl, S.W.,and Ohl, C.D. 2012 Sonolysis of Escherichia coli and Pichia pastoris in microfluidics. Lab on a Chip, 12:780-786.
    • Chew, L.W., Klaseboer, E., Ohl, S.W., and Khoo, B.C. 2011 Interaction of two differently sized oscillating bubbles in a free field. Physical Review E. 84, 066307.
    • Tandiono, Ohl, S.W., Ow, D., Klaseboer, E., Wong, V., Dumke, R., and Ohl, C.D. 2011 Sonochemistry and sonoluminescence in microfluidics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(15): 5996-5998.
    • Karri, B., Pillai, K.S., Klaseboer, E., Ohl, S.W., and Khoo, B.C. 2011 Collapsing bubble induced micropump in a viscous fluid. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 169: 151-163.
    • Ohl, S.W., Shrestha, A., Khoo, B.C., and Kishen A. 2010 Characterizing bubble-dynamics created by High-Intensity-Focused-Ultrasound (HIFU) for the delivery of antibacterial-nanoparticles into a dental hard tissue. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 224(11):1285-1296.
    • Tandiono, Ohl, S.W., Ow, D.S.W, Klaseboer, E., Wong, V.V.T., Camattari, A., and Ohl, C.D. 2010 Creation of cavitation activity in a microfluidic device through acoustically driven capillary waves. Lab on a Chip, 10:1848-1855.
    • Ohl, S.W., Klaseboer E., and Khoo, B.C. The dynamics of a non-equilibrium bubble near biomaterials. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54:6313-6336.
    • Delphine, P., Klaseboer, E., Ohl, S.W., and Khoo, B.C. Removal of particles from holes in submerged plates with oscillating bubbles. Physics of Fluids, 21, 083304.
    • Klaseboer, E., Fong, S.W., Turangan, C.K., Khoo, B.C., Zhong, P.,Sankin, G.N., Szeri, A.J., and Calvisi, M. 2007 Interaction of lithotripter shockwaves with single intertial cavitation bubbles. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 593: 33-56.
    • Fong, S.W., Klaseboer, E., Turangan, C.K., Khoo, B.C., and Hung, K.C. 2006. Numerical analysis of a gas bubble near bio-materials in an ultrasound field. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 32(6):925-942.


    • Ohl, S.W., Tandiono, Ow, D.S.W., Klaseboer, E., Wong, V.V.T, and Ohl, C.D. Acoustic cavitation in microfluidics for sonoluminescence and sonochemistry. 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Nov 2011, San Diego, USA.
    • Ohl, S.W., Tandiono, Ow, D.S.W., Klaseboer, E., Wong, V.V.T, Camattari, A., and Ohl, C.D.
      Ultrasonic bubbles in microfluidics: Generation, violent collapse, waves and shape oscillations.
      International conference on multiphase flow 2010 (ICMF-2010), May 2010, Tampa, Florida, United States of America.
    • Avila, S.R.G., Lim, S.Y., Betari, J., Ohl, S.W., Klaseboer, E., and Khoo, B.C. Interfacial jets: an oscillating bubble collapses near a fluid-fluid interface. Americal Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics 62nd Annual Meeting, Nov 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.
    • Fong, S.W., Klaseboer, E., and Khoo, B.C. Bubble shock wave interaction near bio-materials. 7th International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2009), Aug 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America.

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