Roy Nates

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Associate Professor - Mechanical & Engineering

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 8102

Email: roy.nates@aut.ac.nz

PhysicalAddress:
AUT University
WS Building, Level 3
34 St Paul Street
Auckland Central
Auckland

PostalAddress:
Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
Auckland

Qualifications

PhD University of Cape Town 1995
MSc(Eng) University of Cape Town 1986
BSc(Mech Eng) University of Cape Town 1980

Memberships and Affiliations

MIPENZ
PrEng (South Africa)
Academic Auditor for Academic Quality Agency (AQA), panel member for:
- Audit of CUAP, September 2011
- Audit of University of Canterbury, September 2014
Co-founder and Deputy Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC)

Biography

2017 – Associate Professor, AUT
2012 – Principal Lecturer, AUT
2010 – 2012 Head of Department, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, AUT.
2000 – 2010 Programme Leader BE(Hons), AUT.
1995 – Principal Lecturer, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, AUT.
1991 – 1995 Senior Lecturer, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town.
1988 – 1990 Senior lecturer, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pretoria

Teaching Areas

Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Solid Mechanics
Internal Combustion Engines
Convenor and chair of Doctoral Oral Examinations (30 convened to date)
Mentor on the AUT Peer Assistance Teaching Scheme (PATS)
PhD Supervision (Renewable energy, Biomechanical Engineering, sport science)

Research Areas

Renewable Energy
Biomechanical Engineering
Thermofluid systems
Sport Science
Engineering Education

Publications

Patents

Co-inventors: White, D.E., Nates, R.J., Bartley, J.R., Makinson, I.D and Currie, J.D., in collaboration with AUTEL:  “A method and apparatus for the controlled delivery of gases”, International Application Number PCT/NZ2015/050169, International Publication Number WO 2016/053119 A1, World Intellectual Property Organization, International Filing Date 5 Oct 2015, International Publication Date 7 April 2016.

Journal Publications

Lenetsky, S., Brughelli, M., Nates, R.J., Cross, M.R. and Lormier, A.V., “Variability and reliability of punching impact kinetics in untrained participants and experienced boxers”, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, National Strength and Condition Association of the US, Accepted August 2017.

White, D.E., Nates, R.J. and Bartley, J., “Model identifies causes of nasal drying during pressurised breathing”, Journal of Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, Elsevier Publ., DOI 10.1016/j.resp.2017.06.002, September 2017. 

Enayatollahi, R., Nates, R.J. and Anderson, T., “The Analogy between heat and mass transfer in low temperature crossflow evaporation”, The International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol 86, 126-130, Elsevier Publ., June 2017.

Uzair, M., Anderson, T. and Nates, R.J., “Impact of parabolic dish structure on wind induced heat loss from its receiver”, Solar Energy, Vol151:95-101, Elsevier Publ., May 2017. 

Enayatollahi, R., Nates, R.J. and Anderson, T., “Characterising the heat and mass transfer coefficients for a crossflow interaction of air and water”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier Publ., DOI 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.03.098, March 2017.

White, D.E., Bartley, J., Shakeel, M., Nates, R.J. and Hankin, R.K.S., “Nasal airway responses to nasal continuous positive airway pressure breathing: An in-vivo study”, Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier Ltd, DOI 10.1016/j.biomech.2016.04.034, April 2016.

Wang, S., Nates, R.J., Pasang, T. and Ramezani, M., “Modelling of Tungsten Arc Welding Pool under Marangoni Convection”, Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering 3(5): 185-201, DOI:10.13189/ujme.2015.030504, 2015. 

White, D.E., Nates, R.J. and Bartley, J., “Model demonstrates functional purpose of the nasal cycle”, Journal of Biomedical Engineering OnLine, DOI 10.1186/s12938-015-0034-4, 2015.

Lenetsky, S., Nates, R.J., Brughelli, M. and Harris, N.H., “Is effective mass in combat sports punching above its weight?”, Journal of Human Movement Science, Elsevier Publ., Vol 40, p89-97, 2015.

White, D.E., Nates, R.J. and Bartley, J., “A pilot study of an in-vitro bovine trachea model of the effect of continuous positive airway pressure breathing on airway surface liquid”, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 13(1):1-12, Feb 2014. 

Contreras, B., Cronin, J. and Nates, R.J., “Are all Hip-Extension exercises created equal?”, Strength and Conditioning Journal, National Strength and Condition Association of the US, March 2013.

Protheroe, M., Al-Jumaily, A.A, and Nates, R.J., “Prediction of droplet evaporation characteristics of nebulise based humidification and drug delivery devices”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier Publ., 60(2013), p772-780, Feb 2013. 

Nates, R.J., ‘Thermal Stresses Induced by Knocking Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines’, SAE Paper No. 2000-01-1238, SAE 2000 World Congress, DOI:10.4271/2000-01-1238, Detroit, 2000.

Fitton, J.C. and Nates, R.J., ‘Knock Erosion in Spark-Ignition Engines’, SAE Paper 962102, SAE Transactions- Journal of Engines, Vol. 105, Section 3, DOI:10.4271/962102,1996. 

Nates, R.J., ‘Knock Damage in Spark-Ignition Engines’, PhD Dissertation, University of Cape Town, December 1995.

Nates, R.J. and Yates, A.D.B., ‘Knock damage mechanisms in spark-ignition engines’, SAE Paper 942064, SAE Transactions – Journal of Engines and Lubricants, Vol. 103, Section 4, DOI:10.4271/942064,1994. 

Fitton, J.C. and Nates, R.J., ‘Investigation into the Relationship between Knock Intensity and Piston Seizure’, R&D Journal, (SA)IMechE, Vol.8, No.2, July 1992.

Nates, R.J., ‘Aldehyde Emissions from Spark-Ignition Engines’, MSc(Eng) Thesis, University of Cape Town, July 1986. 

Nates, R.J. and Dutkiewicz, R.K.D, ‘Design and construction of a rolling road dynamometer for road simulation’, The South African Mechanical Engineer, Vol. 35, March 1985.

Chapters in Book

Lan, H., Al Jumaily, A., Mirnajafi, A. and Nates, R.J., Biomedical applications of vibration and acoustics in therapy, bioeffects and modelling”, p247-272, ASME Press, ISBN 978-0-7918-0275-5, 2008. 

Conference Proceedings

Rehman, N., Anderson, T. and Nates, R.J., “Solar Potential Assessment of Facades in an Urban Context: An Algorithm for 1.5D Digital Surface Models”, Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Nov 2016.

Uzair, M., Anderson, T. and Nates, R.J., “Impact of dish structure on the convective heat loss from a parabolic dish solar cavity receiver”, Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Nov 2016. 

Yousuf, N., Anderson, T., Gschwendtner, M. and Nates, R.J., “Predicting the pumping characteristics of multiple parallel tube air-lift pumps”, Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Perth, 5-8 December 2016.

Lenetsky, S., Nates, R.J., Brugelli, M. and Schoustra, A., “Measurement of striking impact kinetics via inertia modelling and accelerometry”, Proceedings of the 34th International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, July 2016. 

Yousuf, N., Anderson, T., Gschwendtner, M. and Nates, R.J., Performance of a cooling system driven by engine exhaust heat”, Proceedings of 4th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC2016), Auckland, 7-9 April 2016.

Uzair, M., Anderson, T. and Nates, R.J., “Air flow around a dish solar concentrator”, Fluids in New Zealand, Auckland, 26-27 Jan 2016. 

Yousuf, N., Anderson, T., Gschwendtner, M. and Nates, R.J., “An experimental investigation of bubble pump performance”, Fluids in New Zealand, Auckland, 26-27 Jan 2016.

Enayatollahi, R., Nates, R.J. and Anderson, T., “Falling liquid sheets with gas cross-flow”, Fluids in New Zealand, Auckland, 26-27 Jan 2016. 

Krishna, A., Nates, R.J., and Pasang, T., “Innovative manufacturing: Welding by simulation and experiment”,  Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacture (ICIDM2016), Paper Number 101, Auckland, 24-26 Jan 2016.

Uzair, M., Anderson, T., Nates, R.J. and Jouin, E., “A validated simulation of wind flow around a parabolic dish”, Proceedings of 2015 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Brisbane, December 2015.  

White, D.E., Bartley, J. and Nates, R.J., “Functional purpose of the Nasal cycle explained by computational modelling”, The 2015 Australian and New Zealand Rhinologic Conference, Queenstown, 10-12 April 2015.  

Yousuf, N., Biteau, E., Anderson, T. and Nates, R.J., Modelling the performance of a diffusion absorption refrigeration system”, Proceedings of 2014 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/proceedings-apsrc-2014/, December 2104.  

Uzair, M., Anderson, T. and Nates, R.J., “Wind flow around a parabolic dish solar concentrator”, Proceedings of 2014 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/proceedings-apsrc-2014/, December 2014.  

White, D.E., Nates, R.J., and Bartley, J.  “Pilot study into the causes of airway drying during continuous positive air pressure breathing using an in-vitro bovine trachea model”, Medical Science Congress, MedSci, Queenstown, 25-27 August 2014.  

Enayatollahi, R., Nates, R.J. and Anderson, T., “Mathematical modelling of a solar powered humidification dehumidification desalination prototype”, Proceedings of 52nd Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Council, May 2014.  

Wang, G., Nates, R.J. and Pasang, T., “Modelling of GTAW Weld Pool under Marangoni Convection”, NZ Conference of Chemical and Materials Engineering, NZCCME2013, Auckland, Nov 2013

Protheroe, M., Al-Jumaily, A.A, and Nates, R.J., “Poly-Disperse droplet evaporation model – Comparison with Experimental Results”,  Proceedings of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2013-65347, San Diego, Nov 2013.  

Robothan, A.J., Nates, R.J., Raine, J and White, D., “Reflections on the Challenge of Developing Professional Engineering Designers and Engineering Design Technologists – A New Zealand Perspective”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED13, Paper No.520, Seoul, August 2013.  

Protheroe, M., Al-Jumaily, A.A, and Nates, R.J., “Poly-Disperse droplet evaporation model”,  Proceedings of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2012, Houston, Texas, Nov 2012.  

Xu, Z. and Nates, R.J., “ Experimentation and modelling of ultra-high pressure waterjet cleaning system”,  Advanced Materials Development & Performance Conference, Auckland, July 2005.

Xu, Z. and Nates, R.J., ‘Waterjet Paint Removal’, Proceedings of the 9th Annual NZ Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2003, pp 92-95,  Auckland, June 2003.

Wang, M., Al-Jumaily, A.M. and R.J. Nates, 2001. Mechanics of Refractory Lining Wear in Rotary Kilns. 8th Annual Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand

Nates, R.J., ‘Thermal Stresses Induced by Knocking Combustion in Spark-Ignition Engines’, SAE Paper No. 2000-01-1238, SAE 2000 World Congress, Detroit, March 2000.  

Fitton, J.C. and Nates, R.J., ‘Knock Erosion in Spark-Ignition Engines’, SAE Paper 962102, International Fuels and Lubricants Conference, San Antonio, October1996.  

Nates, R.J. and Yates, A.D.B., ‘Knock damage mechanisms in spark-ignition engines’, SAE Paper 942064, International Fuels and Lubricants Conference, Baltimore, October 1994.  

Nates, R.J., ‘The role of spark‑ignition knock on engine damage’, SASOL Research Symposium, Johannesburg, July 1991.

Nates, R.J. ‘The Optimization of ADE direct injection diesel engines to conform to underground emission standards’, Conference on The Effects of Mechanized Mining on the Underground Environment, Mining Ventilation Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, May 1989.  

Nates, R.J., ‘The effect of engine parameters on the cold start performance of alternate diesel fuels with the aim of their improvement’, Seminar on Alternate Fuels, CSIR, Pretoria, July 1987

Nates, R.J., Dutkiewicz, R.K.D. and Riley, C.M.E., ‘Trends in vehicle emission control and their potential impact in the South African environment’, Symposium: Air Pollution‑ Challenges’ in South Africa, Pretoria, December 1986.

Nates, R.J., ‘The effect of alcohol species on aldehyde emissions from alcohol/gasoline fuelled vehicles, 7th International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels, Paris, October 1986.  

Nates, R.J.,’The effect of engine parameters on emissions‑ a single‑cylinder study’, Seminar on Alternate Fuels, Pretoria, May 1986.

Nates, R.J., ‘Comparison of coal‑derived fuels and alcohol on the basis of fuel consumption and emissions’, Seminar on Alternate Fuels, Pretoria, May 1986.

Nates, R.J. and Dutkiewicz, R.K.D.,’Emissions from alcohol and alcohol‑blend fuelled vehicles’, 6th International Conference on Air Pollution, Pretoria, October 1984.   

Dutkiewicz, R.K.D. and Nates, R.J., ‘Emissions from alcohol fuelled engines’, 6th World Congress on Air Pollution, Paris, May 1983.  

Awards

  • Nominated by AUT University for AKO Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards 2012.
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, AUT, 2011.
  • AUSM (Auckland Students’ Movement) “Best Teacher Award”, AUT, 2011.
  • Nominee for AUSM “Best Teacher Award”, 2007, AUT.
  • Distinguished Teacher's Award, University of Cape Town,1995
  • Thomas Price Award from (SA)IMechE for best paper in the ‘(SA)IMechE R&D Journal’, 1993. 
  • Ingham Award from (SA)IMechE for best paper in ‘The Mechanical Engineer’, 1987.