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Brunel University

Brunel University

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Professor Koichi Hishida (Abstract)


Koichi Hishida received M.S. (1978) and PhD (1982) degrees in the department of Mechanical engineering from Keio University where he specialized in experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He has researched on heat transfer enhancement in mist flow and turbulent structure in dispersed two-phase flow, and developed dynamic flow measurements based on Laser techniques such as Laser Doppler Velocimetry with particle sizing and Particle Image Velcimetry combined with Laser Induced Fluorescence and infrared shadow techniques. He is currently Professor (1997) in the Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University. His current research includes experiments on turbulent modification of two-phase flow (particle laden and bubble flows), heat transfer controlling, development of laser based instrumentation for micro-nano scale flow measurements. He is now associate editor of Experiments in Fluid, and advisory board member of Measurement Science and Technology (IOP), Fluid Dynamic Research, and organizing committee member of several international conferences such as Application of Laser Technique to Fluid Mechanics, Turbulent Shear Flow and Phenomena, ICMF, and so forth. He was elected to a Fellow of the Institute of Physics as a chartered physicist (CPhys FinstP) in 1999. He has published more than 150 articles in major international journals.

Professor Xu Jinliang (Abstract)


Dr Jinliang Xu is the Dean of the Renewable Energy School of North China Electric Power University. His research interest focuses on the microscale fluid flow and heat transfer over the past decade. One of the important topics is to study the boundary condition problem linked from nanometer to macroscale. Thus a hybrid mathematic model is necessary. Two-phase flow and heat transfer are extensively studied. Great attention is paid in his research team to applying the developed theory to industrial problems. He has written more than 60 journal papers. He was awarded the National Natural Science Foundation of China for young distinguished scholars in 2008, and was appointed as the chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program (973 program) of China in 2010.

Professor George Karniadakis (Plenary abstract) (Special Session abstract)


Professor George Karniadakis received his S.M. (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 1987 and subsequently he joined the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford / Nasa Ames. He joined Princeton University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and as Associate Faculty in the Program of Applied and Computational Mathematics. He was a Visiting Professor at Caltech (1993) in the Aeronautics Department. He joined Brown University as Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Center for Fluid Mechanics on January 1, 1994. He became a full professor on July 1, 1996. He has been a Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering at MIT since September 1, 2000. He was Visiting Professor at Peking University (Fall 2007). He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, 2010-), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2004-), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, 2003-) and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA, 2006-). He received the CFD award (2007) by the US Association in Computational Mechanics. His research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on algorithms and applications. A main current thrust is stochastic simulations and multiscale modeling of physical and biological systems (especially the brain).

Professor Axel Pries (Abstract)


Axel R. Pries is Professor of Physiology and Director of the Institute for Physiology at the Charité Berlin, Germany. His main research interests are in the field of microcirculation (including, vascular adaptation and remodelling, endothelial function, microvascular networks and blood rheology), as well as in combining intravital microscopy and molecular approaches with mathematical modelling. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology as well as the Secretary General of the European Society for Microcirculation.

Professor John Richard Thome (Abstract)


John R. Thome is Professor of Heat and Mass Transfer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland where his primary research interests are two-phase flow and heat transfer, covering both macro- and micro-scale heat transfer. He is the author of four books and numerous publications and in 1998, he received the ASME Heat Transfer Division's Best Paper Award. In 2008, Thome received the J&E Hall Gold Medal from the U.K. Institute of Refrigeration for his extensive research contributions on refrigeration heat transfer. Professor Thome was given the 2010 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award in August for his major contributions to boiling, condensation and two-phase flow, covering his work on both macroscale and microscale research. He is director of a Swiss NationalScience research consortium project named CMOSAIC on the cooling of the future generation of 3-dimensional computer chips with channel sizes down to 50 microns.

Invited Speakers - Special Session

Dr Jürgen J. Brandner (Abstract)


Jürgen J. Brandner studied chemistry and electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and graduated with a Diplom in Electrical Engineering in 1996. He joined Klaus Schubert's department at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, working in the area of microprocess engineering. While holding a position as group leader, he received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in 2003. He is currently the leader of the Thermal Micro Process Engineering Group at IMVT.

Professor Yulong Ding (Abstract)


Yulong Ding is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chair of nanoparticle engineering at the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, University of Leeds (UK). He joined the University in June 2001 after previous employment with Imperial College London, University of Birmingham and University of Science & Technology, Beijing. He has been working on both experimental aspects and mathematical modelling of particulate and multiphase reacting systems at both small (nano and micro) and large (meso and macro) scales over the past decade. His current research activities are mainly on topics at the interfaces between particle science and engineering, bioengineering, energy engineering and surface and interfacial chemistry. His research has led to over 300 technical papers, and ten book chapters.

Professor Dimitris Drikakis (Abstract)


Dimitris Drikakis is the Director of the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC) of the Cyprus Institute, which is being developed in close partnership with the USA National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.He has also been Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Computational Science and Head of Department at Cranfield University (UK) and Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Queen Mary College, University of London, UK (1999-2003).
His expertise in computational science and engineering covers a broad range of applications in the fields of fluid dynamics, heat transfer and materials. He is the author of about 270 journal publications, invited chapters in books and conference proceedings as well as of a textbook on High-Resolution Methods for Incompressible and Low-Speed Flows (Springer, 2005). In 2008, he was awarded the William Penney Fellowship by AWE (United Kingdom) for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics and scientific computing.
Professor Drikakis has served on several international scientific committees. He is an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, The Aeronautical Journal as well as a member of the editorial board of another 10 technical journals in the fields of his expertise. In 2010, he was elected as a member of the Fluid Dynamics Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Chairman of the International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Life Member of the American Physical Society (APS), Senior Life Member of the AIAA and ASME as well as a Chartered Engineer.

Professor Bernard J. Geurts (Abstract)


Currently, Bernard J. Geurts holds the Chair for Multiscale Modelling and Simulation at the University of Twente and the Chair for Anisotropic Turbulence at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is scientific director or the Applied Mathematics Institute of the Universities of Technology in the Netherlands (3TU.AMI). He chairs the Scientific Program committee of ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion), and leads the European COST-Action LESAID, which involves over 50 academic and industrial research groups. His PhD was devoted to the theory of dense macromolecular systems, which was defended at the University of Twente in 1989.
A leading theme in his work is the modelling and analysis of interacting dynamical phenomena that are characterized by a wide range of simultaneously occurring length- and time-scales. Specific application areas include process engineering, with emphasis on energy and resources, environmental dynamics, with emphasis on transport processes and aerosol dynamics, and biophysical systems, with emphasis on bio-fluid mechanics and tissue engineering. These require an integrated multiscale approach based on `first principles' from a range of disciplines such as physics, chemistry and biology. His work combines elements of mathematical physics, high-performance computing and numerical analysis.

Professor Jens Harting (Abstract)


Jens Harting leads research groups at the Department of Applied Physics in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and the Institute for Computational Physics in Stuttgart, Germany. His research focuses on the application and development of mesoscopic simulation methods for problems occurring in microfluidics and soft matter physics. Of particular interest are fluid-surface interactions and colloidal suspensions - with a strong connection to experiments and applications.

Professor Satish Kandlikar (Abstract)


Satish Kandlikar is the Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering at RIT. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay in 1975 and has been a faculty there before coming to RIT in 1980. He has worked extensively in the area of flow boiling heat transfer and CHF phenomena at microscale, single-phase flow in microchannels, high heat flux chip cooling, and water management in PEM fuel cells. He has published over 180 journal and conference papers. He is a Fellow member of ASME and Associate Editor of a number of journals including ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He is Executive Editor of Heat Exchanger Design Handbook published by Begell House. He has received the RIT’s Eisenhart Outstanding Teaching Award in 1997 and Trustees Outstanding Scholarship Award in 2006. Currently he is working on DOE and GM sponsored projects on Fuel Cell water management under freezing conditions, and an NSF sponsored project on roughness effect on fluid flow and heat transfer at microscale.

Invited Speakers - Overview Expert Session

Professor Sergei A. Chizhik (Abstract)


Professor Sergei A. Chizhik received his Ph.D. in 1987, DSc. degree (Doctor in Technical Sciences) (1998), Professor in Mechanics (2007) and Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 2009. From 2007 till 2008 Deputy Director in Science Activity of A.V. Luikov Heat And Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. From 2009 Professor Chizhik has been the Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. He was Visiting Professor at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (2005-2006). His main research interests are in the field of micro- and nanolevel, nanostructured materials science, precision tribomechanics contact, materials nanodiagnostics by atomic force microscopy including investigation of the elastic and viscoelastic properties of biological cells (single cell mechanobiology).

Professor Jeremy M. Coupland (Abstract)


Jeremy Coupland is Professor of Applied Optics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. After graduation from Exeter University, he worked in the STC research laboratories, followed by study for his PhD at Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University. He has been at Loughborough since 1990. His research interests include a wide range of optical measurement methods such as PIV, Holographic PIV, LDA and PDA, together with Optical and Image Processing and Statistical Pattern Recognition. His professional affiliations include membership of the Optical Society of America: he has acted as Chair for Conferences focusing on Holography and given a number of Invited Lectures.

Dr Paul Evans (Abstract)


Paul Evans is Reader in Endothelial Physiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. After his PhD in transplantation immunology in 1996--awarded the British Transplantation Society’s Medawar Prize in 2000—he held two Fellowships with Kidney Research UK, before joining the British Heart Foundation’s Cardiovascular Sciences Unit at Imperial College in 2004 as Head of the Intracellular Signalling group. His group is interested in signalling pathways related to cardiovascular behaviour, including those that regulate pro-inflammatory activation and apoptosis in endothelial cells and the effect on them of shear stress at the vessel walls. He has interdisciplinary research responsibilities within ICSTM, the UK and Europe, is Senior Editor for Journal of Inflammation and editorial board member of a number of other journals.

Dr Karl Hawkins (Abstract)


Dr Karl Hawkins holds a prestigious RCUK fellowship and leads the biorheology research group at the Institute of Life Science, Swansea University, UK. His interests include the development of rheological techniques for the characterisation of the structure and mechanical properties of biopolymer gelling systems. He is the Principal Investigator of an EPSRC project that is developing a new biomarker to measure blood coagulation characteristics which has the potential for the diagnosis and screening of cardiovascular disease states.

Professor Zdravka Ognyanova Medarova (Abstract)


Zdravka Medarova is an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Medarova’s interests fall within the realm of non-invasive imaging with an emphasis on the design and testing of image-guided molecular therapies. Her research has received national and international acclaim and has been published on the pages of high-impact journals, such as Nature Medicine, Cancer Research, and Diabetes. She is the recipient of grant awards from the National Cancer Institute.

Dr Gianni Medoro (Abstract)


Gianni Medoro graduated (cum laude) and received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1999 and 2004 respectively. He was a co-founder of Silicon Biosystems and has served as its CSO ever since. He is the inventor of the core technology patent of DEPArrayTM, and co-inventor of 25 other company patents. His research interests are in various aspects of Lab-on-a-chip modeling and design, including microfluidics and dielectrophoretic cell manipulation. He is co-author of several scientific papers among which "A CMOS Chip for Individual Cell Manipulation and Detection" received the IEEE 2003 International Solid Circuit Conference Jan Van Vessem Award for outstanding European papers.

Professor Hywell Morgan (Abstract)


Hywel Morgan was appointed Professor of Bioelectronics in 2003. His research interests are concerned with understanding and exploiting the applications of electric fields to biology, particularly in the context of micro and nano-systems. He has developed new bio-particle manipulation and characterisation methods and is interested in developing methods for controlling fluids in micro-systems through the exploitation of electrohydrodynamic effects. He also has interests in artificial membrane systems and in single molecule manipulation and imaging. In 2001 he was awarded a Royal Society-Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship for a sabbatical at the Clarenon Laboratory, Univesity of Oxford. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Electrostatics, IEE Proc. Nanobiotechnology and recently co-authored a text-book on AC electrokinetics. In 2004 he was awarded the Desty memorial prize for innovation in separation science.

Professor Phylip Rhodri Williams (Abstract)


Professor PR Williams, works in rheology and cavitation. For his rheometrical work, conducted under an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship (1990-95: 95-98), he received the British Society of Rheology’s Annual Award (1997) and a Royal Society Brian Mercer Award (in 2007). He is the leading author of over 100 papers. His work has also been supported by NSF (USA), NATO and industry and has consistently received EPSRC’s highest assessments. He currently leads an EPSRC Portfolio Partnership in Complex Fluids and Complex Flows.


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