Alidad Amirfazli is a Professor at the York University in Toronto, Canada where he founded the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2013. He formerly held the Canada Research Chair in Surface Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Amirfazli has produced exciting results in wetting behavior of surfaces, drop adhesion and shedding, drop impact, icing, direct laser patterning of self assembled monolayers and super-hydrophobic surfaces. He has had more than 250 scientific contributions, many in prestigious peer reviewed journals; he has also given many invited talks at international level. He is the Editor for the Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, and an Editorial board member for other journals. Dr. Amirfazli has been the recipient of the Martha Cook Piper Research prize, Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, and Killam Annual Professorship. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute and Canada, and CSME. In 2014 he was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He also served in the board of Professional Engineers of Alberta, and been a consultant with various companies in USA, Europe, and Canada.
Joined the University of Liverpool in 2011, after holding a Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh (2004-1011) and a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (2001-2004). In 2009-10 he was Visiting Professor and Lagrange Fellow at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). He has more than 100 scientific publications in the areas of soft matter, multiphase flows, and thermodynamics, including several contributions on non-Newtonian drops and on the dynamic wetting of complex fluids. He has been the recipient of a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award (2009) and the UIT Young Scientist Prize (2001).
Fabrice Lemoine is currently full Professor of mechanical engineering in University of Lorraine, since 2004. He graduates in aeronautics engineering from French Grandes Ecoles system in 1990 and obtained his PhD in physics in 1993 from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.
Professor Fabrice Lemoine was the head of Laboratoire Energies, Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée (LEMTA), a joint research laboratory of around 200 people in mechanics and energy research, that involves both CNRS and University of Lorraine, between 2009 and 2017.
Prof. Fabrice Lemoine is a specialist in heat and mass transfer in droplets and sprays and on optical diagnostics to characterize these transfer (especially based on Laser-induced Fluorescence-LIF). He is heading the group “Transfer in Fluids” in LEMTA, which main work concerns droplets heating and evaporation, supercooled droplets and droplet icing, droplets interacting with super-heated surfaces. He published more than 150 papers in international peer reviewed journals, international and national conferences, one patent (ca. 1700 citations and a H index of 24). He serves as a referee for several funding agencies (Belgium, Israel, USA, UK, France) in the field of droplets and sprays.
He is the coordinator of the socio-economic challenge “Energies for the future” in the framework of the excellence programme of University of Lorraine, granted by the French government as an excellence campus.
He coordinates a large multi-disciplinary program of research and education about hydrogen energy (ULHyS for Hydrogen University of Lorraine Hydrogen Science and technologies) in University of Lorraine, that gathers more than 40 researchers on the topic and manages the challenge related to energy transition and future energies of the University of Lorraine excellence program. He is the director of the brand-new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree “Decentralised Smart Energy Systems”, funded by the European commission.
He is a member of several French commissions and international groups dealing with research and education in energy: representative of University Rectors Conference (CPU) in the French alliance for energy research- he serves as a general secretary for the next two years (ANCRE), French national research funding agency (ANR) strategic committee “Energy and Material”. He is representative of University of Lorraine in European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) He was a former member of the European project UNI-SET steering committee about research, education and innovation in Energy in Universities and he is now a member of the steering committee of the Energy and environment platform of the European University Association.
Prof. Dr. Günter Brenn studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) where he received his PhD for research on drop shape oscillations (Prof. A. Frohn). He spent two years post-doc in Japan with a basic research group of an industrial company. Joined Prof. F. Durst’s Chair of Fluid Mechanics (LSTM) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in 1992 and received habilitation in fluid mechanics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in 1999. He took his present full professor’s position in fluid mechanics and heat transfer at the University of Technology in Graz (Austria) in 2002. His research interests are: spray flows, the rheology and rheometry of complex liquids, heat and mass transfer in disperse systems, the stability of free-surface flows and optical flow measuring techniques.
Edouard Berrocal (E.B.) received his Ph.D. degree in 2007 at Cranfield University (England) prior to be enrolled as postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Combustion Physics, Lund University (Sweden) working together with Prof. Mark Linne on Ballistic Imaging. Since then, he has become a Senior Lecturer at the Division of Combustion Physics and is also working as Guest Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).
E.B. is currently the leader of the “Spray-Imaging group” which focuses on 3 aspects related to the optical characterization of spray systems: 1) The creation and application of novel imaging techniques for the study of atomizing sprays. Noticeable examples of such techniques are: Structured Laser Illumination Planar Imaging (SLIPI), Two-photon laser-induced fluorescence imaging (2p-LIF) and, more recently, soft X-ray imaging. 2) The investigation of light propagation and scattering through spray systems via Monte Carlo simulation. This is done through the development of a free online software, called “Multi-Scattering”. This tool allows understanding how a laser beam is interacting with a cloud of droplets. 3) The development of commercial instruments for spray characterisation, including droplet sizing in 3D and imaging spray dynamics in the spray formation region. Two examples are the SLIPI instrument for suppressing blurring effects from multiple light scattering and the FRAME instrument for ultra-fast imaging of atomizing sprays.
Over the past decade, E.B. has received several awards for his work on optical diagnostics of sprays, including the Tanasawa Award in 2012 (best paper of the 11th ICLASS conference) and the Young Researcher Award in Advanced Optical Technologies in 2014. He has also received several large grants including an ERC Starting Grant and is regularly invited to give presentations at spray related conferences.
Miguel R. Oliveira Panão is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty for Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra. He has more than 30 publications in the fiealds of liquid atomization, particle sprays, spray impact thermal management, advanced statistical techniques for spray characterization, Information theory applied to laser diagnostics and constructal theory. He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on the Application of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics and of the Editorial Board of Applied Sciences.
50 years old, living and working in Göttingen in the center of Germany. Studied at the University of Bielefeld in the workgroup "Applied Laserdiagnostics" of Prof. Peter Andresen. Diploma in Physics on use of OPO-lasers for detection of aromatic hydrocarbons in IC-engine exhaust. Then 3 yrs industrial research project for Phillips Lighting "Heat transfer from flames to quartz products" for the (at that time) upcoming new Xenon lights. Received experience in common laser diagnostics in flames and fluids (LIF, Raman, Rayleigh, flow tagging, PIV) and its application to industrial problems. 1999 started at LaVision GmbH in Göttingen as product manager for Spray Diagnostics, mainly planar droplet-sizing (LIF/Mie), later on with SLIPI. Now head of R&D (software and hardware), currently involved in the application of high-magnification droplet sizing, spray pattern imaging, and Background Oriented Schlieren (BOS) to research and industrial problems.
With a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Lorena Coelho has a strong background in sustainable and environmental friendly technologies and materials. Her experience goes back to 2016 with her minor in Energy and Environment area and with the work performed at CeNTI - Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. This work are strong related to Functional Materials and with the development and application of multifunctional formulations in the surface of different substrates (ex. Textiles, wood, ceramic materials, among others). The use and development of eco-friendly solutions has been a must in her work, through the valorization of waste and byproducts of different industries and the use of sustainable technologies like ultrasonic spray and plasma treatments.