5th International Conference on Experimental and Numerical Flow and Heat Transfer (ENFHT’20)
The keynote speakers for the 5th International Conference on Experimental and Numerical Flow and Heat Transfer (ENFHT'20) will be :
Dr. Vahid Motevalli
Tennessee Technological University, USA
Vahid Motevalli is the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Engineering since 2013 and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is responsible for the growth of externally funded research, research strategies and infrastructure, oversight of three research centers, and the college graduate program. Dr. Motevalli has more than 30 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in academia, government and industry with diverse research expertise in combustion, fire safety, hybrid-electric vehicles, aviation safety and security and transportation safety. These diverse research activities, thus far, have been supported by more than $17 million in external funding. He has over 100 technical publications in addition to reports, presentations and invited talks and has directed over 35 graduate students. His professional experience outside academia includes working at national and government laboratories (NIST, NRL), government (US Congress as ASME Congressional Fellow) and consulting.
Topic of Keynote: Effects of Supercritical Airfoil Upper Section Thickness Modification on Airfoil Lift Characteristics
Dr. Sauro Succi
Center for Life Nanosciences at La Sapienza, Italy
Dr. Sauro Succi holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Plasma Physics from the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. He has held a research staff position at the IBM European Center for Scientific and Engineering Computing, Rome. Till 2018 he served as a Director of Research at the Istituto Applicazioni Calcolo of the Italian National Research Council in Rome and he is also a Research Associate of the Physics Department of Harvard University and a regular Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Computational Science at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Harvard University. Since 2019 he is a senior research executive and principal investigator at the Center for Life Nanosciences of the Italian Institute of Technology at La sapienza, Rome.
He has published extensively on a broad range of topics in computational statistical physics, including thermonuclear plasmas, fluid turbulence and combustion, micro and nano-biofluidics, as well as quantum-relativistic flows.
He is the author of the highly cited monograph ”The lattice Boltzmann equation for fluid dynamics and beyond”, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001) and ”The
Lattice Boltzmann Equation for Complex States of Flowing Matter” (OUP, 2018).
Dr. Succi is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (1998), a member of the European Physical Society and an elected member of the
Academia Europaea (2015). He has received the Humboldt Prize in physics (2002), the Killam Award of the the University of Calgary (2005) and the Raman Chair of the Indian Academy of Sciences (2011). In 2017, he has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant on computational design of mesoscale porous materials. He is the recipient of the 2017 APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics for seminal contributions to the development and application of the Lattice Boltzmann method and the 2019 Bernie J. Alder CECAM prize for exceptional contributions to the microscopic simulation of matter.
Topic of Keynote: Mesoscale simulation of complex transport phenomena far from equilibrium
Dr. Ziad Saghir
Ryerson University, Canada
Prof M. Ziad Saghir is a Professor at Ryerson University and Canada’s most experienced reduced-gravity researcher. He is Canada’s top performer at leveraging departmental and provincial research funds with national (NSERC, CSA) and international funding agencies to pursue Canadian space science objectives onboard the International Space Station (ISS). His talent as a space scientist and university educator is consistently requested by the international space physical science mission community. He leads a group of very strong graduate students and post-docs that come from academia and industry, with interest in and application to deep hydrocarbon reservoirs. His innovation is recognized internationally through consistent invitations from European researchers that identify him as applying the maximum knowledge gained from long-duration gravity-driven phenomena in fluid physics to industrial processes. He has been PI or Co-I of Foton-M2 and M3 SCCO recoverable satellite missions (2007), the ISS SODI-IVIDIL (2009) and DSC (2010) missions, the ISS SODI-DCMIX mission (2011-15), and was the national coordinator of the CSA discipline working group on the role of gravity in metals and alloys. Canada’s contribution to the SODI-DCMIX mission is to clarify the role of gravity on the movement of hydrocarbons across temperature gradients-important knowledge for Canada’s deep oil reservoir sector (Hybernia Oil field and Northern exploration of oil reservoir deposits). Over the past decade, Prof. Saghir has been working in collaboration with TOTAL and researchers in France to apply innovation to benefit Canada’s competitiveness in hydrocarbon extraction from oil reservoirs, a top priority of the Federal Government. He has published over 200 scientific journal paper related to energy. He is currently the chair of the International conference on Thermal Engineering (www.ictea.ca).
Topic of Keynote: Thermal Management And System Optimization Of Heat Transfer Performance Using Nanotechnology: A Hybrid Thermal And Environmental Application
Dr. Jinliang Xu
North China Electric Power University
Prof. Jinliang Xu is the Dean of School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University. He got PhD in 1995 at Xian Jiaotong University, and was a postdoctor in Tsinghua University from 1995 to 1997. Then, he worked in University of Notre Dame in the period of 1997-2002. He joined Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion from 2002, and setup the Micro Energy System Laboratory there. He joined North China Electric Power University in 2009 and founded the Beijing Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer for Low Grade Energy Utilizations. His research interest includes multiphase flow and heat transfer in micro/nano systems, advanced power generation system, low grade energy and renewable energy utilization. He published more than 200 international journal papers as the correspnding author and co-authored two books. He has been the highly cited author in recent four years in Energy field. He has been the chair or co-chair for a set of academic conferences such as 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014), IHTS 2014 (International Heat Transfer Symposium 2014, Beijing) and first Int. Conference on supercritical CO2 power system (2018 Being) etc. He is the editor of the journals of Energies, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Frontiers in Heat pipe, Alternatve Energy. He is the guest editor for the special issue of Applied Thermal Engineering and Energy. He presented 40 keynote sppeches in international conferences, and has been the reviewer for more than 50 journals. He was the best reviewer of the Journal of Heat Transfer, ASME in the fiscal year of 2012. He recived the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, China (first grade). He has been the “973” project chief scientist, Ministry of Science since 2011 and was named as the “Yangtze River Scholar” Professor by the National Ministry of education, China in 2013.
Topic of Keynote: Dropwise condensation on nanostructured surface
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