Gretar Tryggvason is the Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD from Brown University in 1985 and was on the faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1985-2000), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2000-2010) and University of Notre Dame (2010-2017). He is known for the development of methods for computations of multiphase flows and for pioneering direct numerical simulations of such flows. He was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics 2002-2015, is a fellow of APS, ASME and AAAS, and received the 2012 ASME Fluids Engineering Award.
Title: Direct Numerical Simulations of Complex Multiphase Flows
Ugo Piomelli holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Turbulence Simulation and Modelling, and the HPCVL-Sun Microsystems Chair in Computational Science and Engineering at Queen's University (Kingston, ON). He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1988. Previously, he was on the faculty of The University of Maryland from 1987 to 2008. He has published over 92 refereed journal articles in the fields of turbulence and transition modelling and simulation, which have been cited over 7061 times (Web of Science). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Physical Society, and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Since 2015 he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Turbulence. His present research includes studies of the flow in rivers and lakes, turbulent boundary layers over smooth and rough surfaces, model development for large-eddy simulations, and flows in hydro-electric turbines.
Title: Numerical Simulations of Flows Over Rough Surfaces
Kemo Hanjalić, PhD (Imperial College), served as Head of Thermal and Fluids Sciences at TU Delft (1994-2005), and prior to that as Professor at the Michigan University of Technology, and the University of Sarajevo. He held Marie Curie Chair at “Sapienza” University of Rome (2007-10) and was Lead Scientist at Novosibirsk State University (2011-16). He has published on fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion, MHD, and has been recognized as a major contributor to the development of turbulence models. He was Editor-in-Chief of “Flow, Turbulence and Combustion” (2005-15). He received a Max Plank Research Award (Ge), a D.Sc.(Eng), from Univ. London (UK), Dr.h.c., from University of Reims (Fr), and is a (Int.) Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), of ASME, IoP and ICHMT.
Title: Some new insights into the potential of RANS models and their blending with LES of engineering and environmental flows
Professor Roland Stull is director of the Geophysical Disaster Computational Fluid Dynamics Center, in the Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science department at the University of British Columbia (UBC). After his PhD in 1975 from the University of Washington he joined the faculty at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, where he focused on atmospheric boundary layers and turbulence. He also held visiting scientist positions in Bergen, DeBilt, Toulouse, and Munich. In 1995 he moved to UBC and focused on numerical weather prediction (NWP). His team pioneered the use of computer clusters and cloud computing for operational NWP. He is a fellow of the AMS and CMOS, and is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and Certified Flight Instructor. His 940-page Practical Meteorology free online textbook is used in over 2,300 cities worldwide.
Title: Challenges, Opportunities & Disasters for Weather CFD
Prof. Kolditz is the head of the Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) at the Technische Universität of Dresden. His research interests are related to environmental fluid mechanics, numerical methods and software engineering with applications in geotechnics, hydrology and energy storage. Prof. Kolditz is the lead scientist of the OpenGeoSys project (www.opengeosys.org), an open-source scientific software platform for the numerical simulation of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical processes in porous media, in use worldwide. Prof. Kolditz is Editor-in-Chief of two international journals: Geothermal Energy (open access) and Environmental Earth Sciences (ISI). He is the leading scientist of the Sino-German network initiative Research Centre for Environmental Information Science-RCEIS dedicated to the development of comprehensive data integration and knowledge platforms in China. Prof. Kolditz was awarded a professorship under the CAS President's International Fellowship (PIFI) in 2015