Enrico Calzavarini

Université de Lille, France 

“Lagrangian studies in turbulent flows, from inertial particles dynamics to modelling of active matter.”

Enrico Calzavarini is assistant professor at University of Lille and researcher in the Laboratory of Mechanics of Lille, France. He received his PhD in 2005 from University of Ferrara, Italy and worked as a postdoc from 2005 to 2008 at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and from 2008 and 2010 at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. His research interests focus on numerical investigation of turbulent flows, on developed thermal convection, on Lagrangian properties of fluid turbulence and on the dynamics of particles in turbulence.

Peter Davidson

Cambridge University, UK

“Turbulence in the core of the earth”

Peter Davidson is currently a professor at the University of Cambridge and has worked as a research engineer in industry both in the UK and the USA. He was awarded the Institute of Materials prize in 1996 for best paper in non-ferrous metallurgy and is the author of over 100 publications in the fields of magnetohydrodynamics and turbulence. He has written three books.

Berengere Dubrulle

Institut Rayonnement-Matière de Saclay (Iramis), France

“Intermittency, dissipation and singularities in turbulent flows.”

Bérengère Dubrulle received a PhD in astrophysics in 1990 from Toulouse University. Her works cover a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, from turbulent processes in astrophysical and geophysical flows, intermittency in turbulence, dynamo processes, statistical physics of large scale structures,the role of entropy production in climate dynamics and dissipation in quantum and classical fluids.
She is presently CNRS Senior scientist at the Department of Condensed Matter of CEA Saclay.

Christian Poelma

Delft University, Netherlands

“Measuring in opaque flows”

Christian Poelma (1975) is professor Multiphase Systems at the department of Process & Energy (P&E) of the Faculty 3mE, Delft University of Technology. Poelma obtained his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft in 1999. At the same university (Faculty 3ME) he obtained his PhD degree (2004) with research on particle-laden turbulence. After postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology, where he investigated insect flight, he returned to Delft as assistant professor to focus on cardiovascular flows. During a sabbatical in 2012 at the University of Oxford he worked on computational hemodynamics. In 2014, he became associate professor and he was promoted to full professor in 2017. Christian Poelma currently leads the new Multiphase Systems section. His research spans (applied) multiphase flows, cardiovascular flows and flow measurement techniques. These topics also form the core of his “OpaqueFlows” ERC Consolidator Grant (fall 2016).

Philipp Schlatter

KTH Mechanics, Sweden

“Progress on high-order simulations of turbulence around wings”

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 Nationalu Committee of Mechanics, and the Swedish National Allocation Committee for distribution of computer time.
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.

Michael Shats

Australian National University, Canberra

”Turbulence at the liquid-air interface driven by surface waves”

Michael Shats. Born in Kiev (Ukraine). Since 1983 worked as a research fellow at the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow) where he received his PhD degree. In 1991 joined Research School of Physics and Engineering of the Australian National University in Canberra. Currently, Prof. Shats is the Head of the Centre for Plasmas and Fluids at the ANU. Research interests span from physics of magnetically confined plasma, plasma turbulence, particle and energy transport in toroidal plasmas to studies of fluid turbulence, nonlinear surface waves, and recently, atmospheric winds.

Greg Voth

Wesleyan University, USA

”A new view of the dynamics of turbulence from measurements of rotations of particles with complex shapes”

Greg Voth is professor of physics at Wesleyan University, CT, USA.  From 1994-2000, he was at Cornell University as a  PhD student with Eberhard Bodenschatz using strip detectors to measure accelerations in turbulent flows. From 2000-2002, he was a postdoc with Jerry Gollub at Haverford College studying chaotic mixing and granular flows. His group at Wesleyan has focused on development of new tools for measurements in turbulence and turbulent multi-phase flows with recent work measuring rotations of 3D printed particles in turbulence.  His research has been recognized by the Andreas Acrivos dissertation award, a Sloan research fellowship, and an NSF faculty early career development award. 


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