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Fuel Cells: A Kaleidoscope of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transport Phenomena

Prof Ned Djilali
University of Victoria

Ned Djilali is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems Design and Computational Modelling. His research focuses on fuel cells and energy systems analysis, with a particular emphasis on transport phenomena, computational modelling and design, and large scale integration of renewable energy.



 

Thermal Processing of Bioglasses and Bioceramics

Prof Mark Towler
Ryerson University

Mark Towler is Professor (Strategic Hire) in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University (Toronto, CA). He moved to Canada in 2013, having previously worked in the University of Limerick (Ireland), Alfred University (US) and University Malaya (Malaysia). He holds a PhD in Biomaterials from Queen Mary College (London, UK).  

 

 

Modelling of Automotive Fuel Droplet Heating and Evaporation: Recent Results and Unsolved Problems

Prof Sergei S Sazhin
University of Brighton

Sergei Sazhin is a Professor of Thermal Physics at the University of Brighton. He gained his PhD degree at St Petersburg State University (Russia) in 1977 before becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist (UK). Following his time as a researcher at the Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (1972-1982), he worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, Sheffield University, UK.



 

A Three decade of Computational Fluid Dyanmics

Prof Marwan Darwish
American University of Beirut

Marwan Darwish is affiliated with Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He has over 20 years of research experience in computational techniques and numerics development for fluid flow and heat transfer problems with a particular focus on high resolution schemes and advanced algorithms for single and multi-phase flows.  

 

 

Normal Stress Driven Motions of Newtonian and Complex Fluids

Prof Dennis Siginer
Botswana International University of Science and Technology

Dennis Siginer is serving as Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology in Botswana. He is also concurrently affiliated with the Centro de Investigacion en Creatividad y Educacion Superior of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile in Santiago, Chile as Distinguished Research Professor. His publications exceed 280. His research interests lie with Continuum Mechanics, Non-linear Phenomena in Fluid Mechanics and in particular with Non-Newtonian Fluids.