Invited speakers

Erik Dick
Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University, Belgium

TOPIC: Transition models for turbomachinery boundary layer flows
Erik Dick was full professor of mechanical engineering at Ghent University in Belgium and retired on October 1, 2014. He is still member of the Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics of Ghent University and continues research in computational methods and transition models for turbomachinery flows. He is author or co-author of about 120 papers in international scientific journals and about 220 papers at international scientific conferences. He is the recipient of the 1990 Iwan Akerman award for fluid machinery of the Belgian National Science Foundation.

Franck Nicoud
Université de Montpellier, France

TOPIC: Challenges in microscopic and macroscopic blood flows
Franck Nicoud has been hired at the European Center for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computing (CERFACS) as a post-doctoral researcher. Then he became a senior scientist at CERFACS in 1995 and participated in the development of Large Eddy Simulation tools for reacting compressible flows in complex geometries. After that, he accepted a research fellowship at the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) of Stanford University and NASA/Ames in 1998 and was appointed Professor at University Montpellier in 2001. While his research activity at Montpellier is now mainly focused on computational cardiovascular biomechanics and the development of the YALES2BIO solver, he is still working in close connection with CERFACS, addressing issues related to combustion noise, thermo-acoustic instabilities, and wall modeling.

Maciej Opoka

TOPIC: The Use of CFD Methods in Compressors at RRD – New Product
Introduction (NPI) Perspective
Maciej Opoka after graduation at Technical University of Czestochowa, moved to Whittle Laboratory at Cambridge University, where he obtained a PhD degree in 2008. The PhD thesis entitled “The Effect of Upstream and Downstream Bladerows on Transition in Low Pressure Turbines“ was performed under the supervision of Prof. Howard Hodson. In 2005 he took up a job at Rolls-Royce Deutschland in Dahlewitz. Initially, he worked as an aerodynamic specialist in the Fans and Booster team, where in 2010 he was appointed as a Section Lead. His interest was in new solutions and optimum work split between fan root and booster. In 2011 he started working as Section Lead on Future Programs in Compressor Dept. Since 2012 he is leading aerodynamic design team that was tasked with a development of new high pressure compressor (24:1 pressure ratio) for Small and Medium Engine Family. This activity involved: concept definition, leading the aero team, rig and engine testing and data analysis, all supported by extensive CFD campaign. In 2017 he received a Steve Gegg Memorial Award for Outstanding Aerothermal Engineering and Compressor Executive Vice President Award, in category Innovation. He will share his experience on the use of CFD methods, in support of new product introduction process.

Bartosz Protas
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University, Canada

TOPIC: Mathematical and computational modelling of fluid dynamics
Bartosz Protas and his research group work on problems combining theoretical and computational fluid dynamics with the theory of optimization and control. In addition, Bartosz Protas also has a broad interest in applied mathematics and scientific computing. His research is a blend of fundamental investigations in core problems of hydrodynamics and more applied studies relevant for industrial fluid mechanics. He focuses on the use of advanced mathematical methods to develop efficient computational algorithms and models useful for studying problems in fluid mechanics.

Philipp Schlatter
KTH Mechanics, Sweden

TOPIC: The large-scale simulations of turbulent flows
Philipp Schlatter obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) in 2001, and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics from ETH in 2005. He then moved as a Postdoc to the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, first as a Postdoc, and from 2007-2010 as an assistant professor. In 2010 he became an associate professor at KTH, with special interest in large-scale simulations of turbulent flows, mainly in wall-bounded configurations. In 2014 he was chosen as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, a prestigious programme with 5 year funding for performing simulations of turbulence and control on airplane wings. He is currently the director of the Linné FLOW Centre at KTH Stockholm, leading the fluid-dynamics community in the Swedish e-Science Research Centre, and member of the Swedish National Committee of Mechanics. The current research involves both large-scale simulations based on highly accurate spectral and spectral-element methods, but also close interaction to experimentalists in an effort to cross-validate simulation and experimental data.

Luc Vervisch
Normandie Université, INSA de Rouen Normandie & IUF, France

TOPIC: Numerical simulation of flames and turbulent combustion modeling.
Luc Vervisch is Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen Normandy and Senior Member of Institut Universitaire de France. His activities in the CNRS research lab CORIA are in numerical simulation of flames and turbulent combustion modeling. He uses Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) to study reacting flows and also contributes to the development of sug-grid scale closures for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of real combustion systems using high-performance computing.

Stephane Zaleski
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

TOPIC: The simulation of multiphase flows
Stéphane Zaleski is Professor of Mechanics at UPMC : Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris and head of the Jean Le Rond ∂’Alembert Institute of UPMC & CNRS. He studied for his doctorate at the Physics Department of Ecole Normale Superieure, rue Lhomond in Paris, then held an assistant professor position at the department of mathematics at MIT and a chargé de recherche position at CNRS. In 1992 he joined the Laboratoire de Modélisation en Mécanique which later became the Jean Le Rond d’Alembert Institute. He investigates various numerical methods for the simulation of multiphase flow with applications for atomization, cavitation, porous media flow, boiling and droplet impact. He currently investigates several variants of the Volume of Fluid method for interface tracking, expecially for large density ratio flows, and its connection to multiscale modelling. He has written several computer codes for the simulation of two-phase flow including SURFER (with G. Zanetti, R. Scardovelli and D. Gueyffier) and PARIS Simulator (with R. Scardovelli and G. Tryggvason), and was closely connected to the development and use of the Gerris code of Stéphane Popinet. He is Associate editor of Journal of Computationl Physics and of Computer and Fluids and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He received the Victor Noury prize of the Paris Academy of Sciences and the Silver Medal of CNRS; he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He created with Patrick Huerre the first master degree program in theoretical and applied mechanics taught entirely in English in a French University.