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Plenary Speakers

Christine HRENYA (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Joseph KATZ (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Detlef LOHSE (Technical University Twente, Netherlands)

Kazuyasu SUGIYAMA (Osaka University, Japan)

Stéphane ZALESKI (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

Keynote Speakers

Yutaka ABE (University of Tsubuka, Japan)

Dieter BOTHE (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)

Mickael BOURGOIN (University of Grenoble & ENS Lyon, France)

Joseph DUFEK (Georgia Tech. University, USA)

Ho-Young KIM (Seoul University, Korea)

Dominique LEGENDRE (Insitut de Mechanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France)

Omar MATAR (Imperial College of London, United Kingdom)

Giovanna VITTORI (University of Genova, Italy)

Evelyn WANG (MIT, USA)

Roberto ZENIT (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)


Plenary Speakers


Prof. Christine HRENYA

University of Colorado Boulder (USA)

Title: Unraveling clustering: Recent progress on the solids-flow instability

Christine Hrenya, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado, conducts research in particle flows using a combination of theory, simulation, and experiments. Recent recognitions include the 2014 AIChE Lectureship Award in Fluidization and the 2013 University of Colorado Excellence in Teaching Award. Prof. Hrenya is serving as the Chair of the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting and has previously served as Chair of the 2006 Gordon Conference on Granular Flow (Oxford). She serves as an Editor for Aerosol Science and Technology and a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal.    



Prof. Joseph KATZ

Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Title: Cavitation phenomena in the tip region of axial turbomachines

Joseph Katz is the William F. Ward Sr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He received his MS degree and PhD from Caltech, all in Mechanical Engineering. After 5 years at Purdue University, he joined Johns Hopkins University in 1988. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Physical Society (APS). He was the Technical Editor of the Journal of Fluids Engineering for 10 years, and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Journal Editors of ASME. He founded the Center for environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics at JHU, and presently serves as its Director. He has received the 2004 ASME Fluids Engineering Award and several best paper awards. His research focuses on experimental fluid mechanics and development of optical diagnostics techniques. He has been funded by ONR, NSF, NASA, DOE, AFOSR, NOAA, Bosch LLC, and GOMRI. His work has been published in more than 120 journal papers, six patents, and more than 190 conference papers.



Prof. Detlef LOHSE

Technical University of Twente

Title: Surface nanobubbles and nanodroplets

Detlef Lohse got his his PhD on the theory of turbulence in Marburg/Germany in 1992. As a postdoc in Chicago and later in Marburg and Muenchen he worked on single bubble sonoluminescence. In 1998 he got appointed as Chair of Physics of Fluids at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, where he still is. Lohse's present research subjects are turbulence and multiphase flow, granular matter, and micro/nanofluidics. Lohse is Associate Editor of Journal of Fluid Mechanics and several other journals. He is Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, and of IoP. He is also elected Member of the German Academy of Science (Leopoldina), the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW), the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, and External Member of the Max Planck Society. He received various prizes such as the Spinoza Prize (2005), the Simon Stevin Prize (2009), the Physica Prize (2011), the George K. Batchelor Prize for Fluid Dynamics (2012), and the AkzoNobel Prize (2012).


Prof. Kazuyasu SUGIYAMA

Osaka University (Japan)

Title: Numerical simulation of dispersed multiphase flows: From boundary-fitted to fixed grid

Kazuyasu Sugiyama received a doctor degree (Engineering) in 2000 from School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan. He was a Researcher in National Maritime Research Institute, Japan (2001-2005), a Postdoc in Physics of Fluids group, University of Twente, the Netherlands (2005-2007), and a Research Associate Professor in School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (2008-2012). In 2012, he joined Advanced Center for Computing and Communication, RIKEN as a Unit Leader. Since April 2014, he has been working as a Professor in Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. His area of expertise is fluid dynamics and computational science with interests in multiphase flows, thermal convections, microfluidics, and biomedical applications.



Prof. Stephane ZALESKI

Pierre et Marie Curie University (France)

Title: Interfacial dynamics simulation: Advances in volumetric tracking

Stéphane Zaleski is Professor of Mechanics at Université Pierre et Marie Curie. He investigates various numerical methods for the simulation of multiphase flow with applications for atomization, contact line motion, porous media flow and droplet impact. He has written several computer codes for that purpose including PARIS Simulator (with Scardovelli and Tryggvason). He is Associate editor of JCP and is a Fellow of the APS and created a program in fluids taught in English in a French University.


Keynote Speakers


Prof. Yutaka ABE

University of Tsubuka (Japan)

Title: Two-phase flow dynamics in supersonic steam injector

Yutaka Abe is a Executive Officer and the Provost of the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems at the University of Tsukuba. He is a fellow of JSME, a former chairman of Power and Energy Systems division of JSME, and a former vice president of JSMF. He worked in JAERI, Los Alamos National Lab., Yamagata University and University of Toronto before he joined University of Tsukuba. His areas of expertise are transport phenomena in two-phase flow and ultra-high speed phase change phenomena. He has over 117 refereed journal articles and 166 refereed international conference articles.



Prof. Dieter BOTHE

Technical University Darmstadt (Germany)

Title: Modeling and simulation of mass transfer at fluid interfaces  

Dieter Bothe studied mathematics & physics at Paderborn, where he also did his Ph.D. and his habilitation in mathematics. From 1999 on he headed the group ''Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Multiphase Flow'' at the Chemical Engineering Institute. In 2005 he got a Chair for Mathematics at RWTH Aachen and was Co-Director of the Center for Computational Engineering Science until he accepted a research professorship at the TU Darmstadt in 2009. He is on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Multiphase Flow and associated editor of Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications. He is coordinator of the Priority Programme ''Transport processes at fluid interfaces'' of the DFG.


Prof. Mickael BOURGOIN

Université Grenoble Alpes & ENS de Lyon / CNRS (France)

Title: Preferential concentration of inertial particles in turbulent flows

Mickael Bourgoin is a research director at CNRS (France), working at LEGI (Grenoble) and at the Physics Laboratory of Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon. He graduated in Physics in 2000 and received his PhD in 2003 from ENS-Lyon. From 2003 to 2004 he worked as a post-doctoral associate at Cornell University (USA). His research interests include Lagrangian turbulence, turbulent transport of particles and magnetohydrodynamics. In 2009 he received the Euromech young scientist prize at ETC12 in Marburg.



Prof. Joseph DUFEK

Georgia Tech University (USA)

Title: Multiphase dynamics in pyroclastic density currents

Josef Dufek received a B.S. in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Earth and Space Science from the University of Washington. He was a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and joined the faculty in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Science at Georgia Tech in 2008. Josef Dufek studies physical processes in planetary interiors, volcanic eruption dynamics, and multiphase flows that shape the landscape. His lab has recently been involved with projects at terrestrial volcanoes such as Tungurahua and St. Helens, and planetary flows on Mars and Enceladus. Prof. Dufek is the recipient of the Hishashi Kuno award in 2010, the George Walker award in 2011, and the Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2012. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Science.


Prof. Ho-Young KIM

Soeul University (Korea)

Title: How sponges become wet: Wetting and swelling of hygroscopic porous media

Ho-Young Kim is Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea. He received his B.S. (1994) degree from Seoul National University, and M.S. (1996) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees from MIT. He was a visiting scholar of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University (2011-2012). His research activities center around classical mechanics of solids and fluids at their interfaces. He is currently interested in the dynamics of wetting, ultrasonic cavitation, semi-aquatic biolocomotion, botanical hydrodynamics, etc.



Prof. Dominique LEGENDRE

Insitut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (France)

Title: Numerical investigation of sliding and spreading drops 

Dominique Legendre is a professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT) and at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT), University of Toulouse, France. He received his PhD from INPT, University of Toulouse in 1996. A leading theme in his work is the investigation of bubble and drop dynamics including weeting phenomena mostly based on direct numerical simulations.



Prof. Omar MATAR

Imperial College of London (UK)

Title: The next-generation predictive tools for multiphase flows 

Professor Omar Matar's research interests are in multiphase flows with applications in process intensification, light-mediated manufacturing, surfactant-replacement therapy, flow assurance, crude-oil and food processing, distillation, coating flow technology, pharmaceuticals, microfluidics. He has given over 40 invited talks, co-authored over 150 journal articles, and is Editor-in-Chief of Multiphase Sci. & Tech., Executive Associate Editor of J. Eng. Math., Editorial Advisory Board member of Int. J. Multiphase Flow, and Thermophysics and Aeromechanics.



Prof. Giovanna VITTORI

University of Genova (Italy)

Title: Sediment dynamics in oscillatory boundary layers and morphological patterns

Giovanna Vittori graduated in Mathematics at the University of Genoa in 1986, and obtained the PhD in Hydrodynamics in 1990. In 1989 she was awarded the 1st prize Post-graduate Student Competition - XXIII Int. Ass. Hydraulic Res. Conference, Ottawa, CANADA . From 1993 to 2000 she served as Senior Researcher at the University of Genoa and in 1992 she was awarded the International prize "Arturo Parisatti" for studies on the chaotic nature of tidal oscillations inside Venice Lagoon. Giovanna Vittori became full Professor of Hydraulics at the University of Genoa in 2000. Presently she is Coordinator of the PhD program in Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She is author of more than 120 papers published in journals and proceedings of international conferences. Her scientific interests are hydrodynamic stability, turbulence, sediment transport, coastal hydrodynamics and morphodynamics.


Prof. Evelyn WANG


Title: Manipulation of liquid-vapor phase-change processes via nano-engineered surfaces

Evelyn N. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She is also the Associate Director of the Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) Center, a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center. She received her BS from MIT in 2000 and MS and PhD from Stanford University in 2001, and 2006, respectively. From 2006-2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent. Her research interests include fundamental studies of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport and the development of efficient thermal management, water desalination, and solar thermal energy systems. Her work has been honored with awards including the 2012 ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, as well as several best paper awards at various conferences.



Prof. Roberto ZENIT

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (México)

Title: Non-Newtonian bubbly flows 

Roberto Zenit is a full time professor and researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He obtained master and PhD degrees at the California Institute of Technology. After a posdoctoral position at Cornell University, he joined UNAM as a professor. His main research subject is multiphase flows, including bubbly and granular flows. He serves in the advisory board of several important journals, such as Physics of Fluids and The International Journal of Multiphase Flows.



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