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9 July 2020

Room Opening
Opening Keynote
Fluid Dynamics of Droplets and Sprays: engineering research and experiments
Speaker: Prof. Alex Taylor - Imperial College (UK)
Coffee Break
Introduction and basic concepts: Gallery of basic phenomena, micro- to macro- scale (molecular dynamics/continuum approaches), contact angle, Young equation, Laplace pressure, Free Gibbs Energy, Marangoni effects
Speaker: Prof. Alidad Amirfazli - York University, Toronto (Canada)
Introduction to fluid mechanics of liquid interfaces: Basic equations, Navier-Stokes equations for capillary flows, liquid jet break-up
Speaker: Prof. Volfango Bertola - University of Liverpool (UK)
Dynamics of drops deposited on a surface: Sessile drops, spreading law, apparent and real contact angles, drop shedding, contact angle hysteresis
Speaker: Prof. Alidad Amirfazli - York University, Toronto (Canada)
Introduction to drop-wall interactions: Drop impact on dry and wetted surfaces, morphology, shallow and thick layers, splashing correlations
Speaker: Prof. Volfango Bertola - University of Liverpool (UK)
Coffee Break
Heat and mass transfer in drops: mono-component droplet heating and evaporation. Abramzon and Sirignano model
Speaker: Prof. Volfango Bertola - University of Liverpool (UK)
Drop impact on heated surfaces: introduction to drop impact onto heated surfaces. Impact regime maps, Transitions. Dynamic Leidenfrost temperature. Control of drcondary atomization and splashing.
Speaker: Prof. Volfango Bertola - University of Liverpool (UK)
Closing Keynote
Experimental characterization and modelling of the heat transfer in droplets: heating, evaporation and interaction with heated walls
Speaker: Prof. Fabrice Lemoine - LEMTA - Université de Lorraine – CNRS (France)

10 July 2020

Opening Keynote
Droplets and Sprays of Complex Fluids
Speaker: Prof. Günter Brenn - Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Coffee Break
Planar 2 and 3D Laser Techniques for the characterization of sprays
Speaker: Edouard Berrocal - Lund University (Sweden)
Post-processing large PDI data application to sprays
Speaker: Miguel Panão - Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Keynote Industry I
Spray and Droplet imaging techniques for fundamental and technological studies
Speaker: Thomas Berg - LaVision
Flow Viz around Face Masks
Dr. Philipp Mattern - ILA_5150 GMBH
Superhydrophobicity: application of superhydrophobic surfaces, Cassie-Baxter and competing theories, types of SHS and manufacturing techniques, drop impact on SHS surfaces, impalement transition
Speaker: Prof. Alidad Amirfazli - York University, Toronto (Canada)
Keynote Industry II
Ultrasonic Spray Coating: a sustainable driver for the industry
Speaker: Eng. Lorena Coelho - CeNTI Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (Portugal)
Coffee Break
Keynote Industry III
Spray drying for the pharmaceutical industry
Speaker: Dr. João Pires - Hovione
Keynote Industry IV
Acoustic Manipulation of droplets
Speaker: Prof. Jean-François Manceau - University of Franche-Comté / FEMTO-ST, Besançon (France)
Panel Discussion


Prof. Ana Moita
Universidade de Lisboa - Portuguese Military Academy (Portugal)

Diploma Engineer in Mechanical Engineering (5 year course Pre-Bolonha) in 2001, MSc in Mechanical Engineering – Energy (Pre-Bolonha) in 2004 and PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2009, Ana Moita is a post doc researcher in IN+/LARSyS and an Assistant Professor at the Portuguese Military Academy.
A.S. Moita developed a strong background in droplet-wall interactions and in wettability modification strategies, including micro-and-nanostructuring techniques applied to surface modification. In the last years, she has deepened these activities for microscale applications, towards devising microfluidic devices for thermal (energy conversion) and biomedical applications. PI/co-Pi of 2 national projects (2016-2021), PI of 2 Transregional projects (2017-2020) and team leader of a Marie-Curie Project (2012-2016), Ana Moita is an experienced researcher who participated in the team of other 3 national+3 European projects. She prepares all the work of the Laboratory of Interfacial plus Microscale Phenomena since 2014. Through her work and scientific recognition she gained support from a strong national and international network including INESC-MN, INL, ITLR-Stuttgart University, where she was an invited researcher between 2010-2013, The University of Nottingham, Bergamo University, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Brighton University, Key Lab of Bionic Engineering in China, U. Macau Southampton Solent University, CSI –Darmstadt University, Oregon State University, Brno University of Technology, UFRJ and University S. Paulo Brasil. Being the supervisor of 3 PhD’s (2 in progress), 27 Master Thesis (plus 13 in progress), 3 Bachelor Thesis and 5 working stages + 1 in progress (collaborative international programmes), A.S. Moita regularly lectures Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Energy and Mass Transfer, Experimental Methods in Energy and Environment and Fluid Mechanics.
A.S. Moita was an invited lecturer in 12 international conferences/workshops in the last 5years. Also, A.S. Moita has been an invited lecturer for seminars in several international and national universities. She received 3 awards/distinctions. She is reviewer for numerous international conferences, 56 journals and 3 funding agencies (including ESA projects), being part of the scientific and or technical committee of 16 international conferences/workshops. She is the Newsletter Editor of ILASS-Europe since 2010, member of ISBE, INSTICC and Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica. A.S. Moita published 9 book chapters, 40 peer reviewed journal papers, most in Q1 and Q2 journals and 90 conference papers (H=13, 661 citations).

Prof. Alex Taylor
Imperial College (UK)

Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Higher Education:

  • 1972-1975 Undergraduate studies, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Imperial College:
  • 1975 BSc (Eng), ACGI ; First class honours
  • 1975-1981 Postgraduate studies, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Imperial College, leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1981 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Diploma of Imperial College (DIC)

Distinctions, Fellowships and Awards:

  • Governors' prize for final year of undergraduate studies, Mech. Eng. Dept., Imperial College, 1975
  • Scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to pursue academic work at an institution of higher education in Germany, 1976
  • Unwin prize for postgraduate work, Imperial College, 1981
  • Royal Society University Research Fellow at Imperial College, (October 1985 – September 1990)
  • Invited Speaker, Rank Prize Funds Mini Symposium on Laser Techniques For Combustion Diagnostics, 1993
  • Recipient, 1994 SAE Engineering Meetings Board Outstanding Oral Presentation Award
  • Visiting Professorship of Keio University, Yokohama (2 month period) 1996, funded by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
  • Invited Speaker, Rank Prize Funds Mini Symposium on Optical Techniques for Flow Diagnostics, 1998.
  • Member, Combustion sub-group of the Rolls Royce Aerothermal panel, 1998 onwards.
  • Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), 2013.
  • Member, Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Other appointments:

  • Visiting Contractor, NASA Lewis Research Center
  • Formerly, Editor of “Experiments in Fluids”, published by Springer Verlag; an associate editor of “International Heat and Fluid Flow”
  • Chairman, Combustion Physics Group, IoP
  • Chairman, UK Section of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on the Combustion Task Leaders Group
Prof. Alidad Amirfazli
York University, Toronto (Canada)

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.

Prof. Volfango Bertola
University of Liverpool (UK)

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).

Prof. Fabrice Lemoine
LEMTA - Université de Lorraine – CNRS (France)

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. Günter Brenn
Graz University of Technology (Austria)

Prof. Dr. Günter Brenn studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart (Germany), where he received his Diploma degree in 1985 and his PhD for research on drop shape oscillations (Prof. A. Frohn) in 1990. He spent two years as a post-doc in Japan with a basic research group of an industrial company. He then joined Prof. F. Durst’s Chair of Fluid Mechanics (LSTM) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in 1992 and received his habilitation in fluid mechanics at the same University 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.

Prof. Edouard Berrocal
Lund University (Sweden)

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.

Prof. Miguel Panão
Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

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.

Thomas Berg

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.

Eng. Lorena Coelho
CeNTI - Centre of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (Portugal)

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.

Dr. João Pires

João Pires is currently a Scientist at Hovione working on the Drug Product Development – Particle Engineering group. He currently focuses on the characterization of droplet and particle formation in spray drying processes for the pharmaceutical industry. João Pires has a PhD in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (Instituto Superior Técnico/Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in which he explored new combustion strategies for reducing the formation of pollutant in small-scale applications, in partnership with Bosch.

Prof. Jean-François Manceau
University of Franche-Comté / FEMTO-ST, Besançon (France)

Jean-François Manceau is currently Professor at the University of Franche-Comté, France. Research activity is conducted within the Micro Nano Sciences & Systems (MN2S) department of the FEMTO-ST Institute. He did graduate work in electrical engineering at the Ecole Normale Superieur de Cachan (France). He received a PhD (1996) from the University of Franche-comté on ultrasonic microactuators. His current researches interests include acoustic interactions with fluids for developing microsensors (Lamb waves) and actuators (fluid, particle and droplet manipulations, acoustophoresis) and microfluidic applications. He has been involved in various projects concerning microsystems.