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QualificationsBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), 1st Class Hons, RMIT University, 1994.
Ph.D., RMIT University 2004, (vehicle aerodynamics)
Grad Cert Education (Tertiary Education), UOB 2007
Teaching AreasFaculty Advisor, Formula SAE http://unixforge.org/~pont
Engineering Design (2nd and 3rd Year)
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Engineering Drawing (1st Yr)
MembershipsMember, Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia
Recent PublicationsZimmer, G. and Alam, F. (2009), The Effects of Aerodynamic Design on Lightweight Human Powered Vehicles in The Impact of Technology on Sports III, ISBN 13: 978-1-921426-39-1, pp 125-129, Honolulu, USA
Hall, S and Zimmer, G: "Flexibility - the key to delivering engineering education in regional Australia", Intl Forum on Engineering Education, (IFEE) 2006,Â Sharjah, UAE, April 2006.
Zimmer, G., Alam, F., and Watkins, S: The RelevanceÂ of the External Rear View Mirror for Wind Tunnel Testing, Proceedings ofÂ the 6th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2005, , 28-30 December 2005, Dhaka Bangladesh. ICME2005-ABS-207
Alam, F. Zimmer, G. and Watkins, S., "A Study of Hydrodynamic Pressure in the A-pillar Regions of Idealised and Production Cars", Proceedings of the 2nd BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Vol. 1, pp 421-426, ISBN: 984-32-1003-4, 2-4 January, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004.
Alam, F., Watkins, S. and Zimmer, G., "A Study of the A-Pillar Vortex of a Passenger Car", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME2003), ICME03-FL-08, pp 1-5, ISBN: 984-32-1042-5, 26-28 December, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2003.
Alam, F., Watkins, S., and Zimmer, G., "Mean And Time-Varying Flow Measurement on the Surface of a Family of Idealized Road Vehicles", International Journal of Experimental, Heat Transfer, Thermal and Fluid Science; Elsevier Science Publications, 1 Feb 2003.
Zimmer, G., Alam, F., and Watkins, S, "The Contribution of the A-Pillar Vortex to Passenger Car In-Cabin Noise", Paper No. 271 pp.111-114, 14th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide SA, Australia, 2001.
Alam, F., Watkins, S., Zimmer, G. and Humphris, C., "Effects of Vehicle A-Pillar Shape on Local Flow Properties With Particular Relevance to Flow Induced Noise", SAE Paper No. 2001-01-1086), Detroit, Michigan, USA, 6-9 March, 2001.; also SAE Special Publication SP-1600, 2001.
Zimmer, G., Alam, F., and Watkins, S, "Comparison of a High Blockage Wind Tunnel, an Open Jet Wind Tunnel and On-Road Testing with Respect to External Surface Pressure", SAE Paper No. 2001-01-1087, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2001; Also SAE Special Publication SP-1600, 2001.
Alam, F., Zimmer, G., and Watkins, S., "Wind-tunnel and On-road Comparison of Aerodynamic Noise due to Car Modifications", Sixth International Conference on Sound and Vibration, Copenhagen, Denmark, Vol. 7, PP 3457-3464, 5-8 July, 1999, 5-8 July 1999.
Research InterestsEngine thermodynamics, fuels, and dynamometer testing
Heavy vehicle design, operation and safety
Small trailer suspension, stability and handling
Lecturer / Mechanical Engineering Co-ordinator (Undergraduate & Masters)