Keynote Speakers

Professor Panagiota Angeli

Panagiota Angeli, FIChemE, is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL, Deputy Head ED&I, and leads the ThAMeS Multiphase group. She obtained a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD on Multiphase Flows at Imperial College London. She specializes on complex multiphase flows particularly those involving two liquid phases.

Her research aims to link small scale interactions and interfacial phenomena to the macroscopic behaviour of the complex flows and to the development of predictive models. She has been investigating the effects of surfactants, particles and non-Newtonian rheologies on microchannel drop formation and on coalescence, as well as their applications to the analysis and intensification of metal separations, and to the manufacturing of complex formulations. The experimental investigations have been enabled by original and advanced sensing and measurement techniques, such as micro- and high speed Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and ultrasound. Prof Angeli's work has been supported by substantial UK Research Council and European Union grants and by industry. She has been awarded a RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Fellowship, and has participated and chaired UK EPSRC and international (Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium) research funding review panels.

She co-chairs the Multiphase Flows Special Interest Group of the EPSRC funded UK Fluids Network and has published about 200 journal papers.

Dr Andrew Clarke

Andrew is a Scientific Advisor in the Energy Sciences department at Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. Prior to working for slb, Dr Clarke worked for 20 years in Kodak’s research labs. His research has included the flow of complex liquids in porous media, encompassing in particular polymer flow, microemulsion flow, microfluidic systems and sensors for oilfield deployment. At Kodak he worked on the dynamics of the wetting process, coating, printing and continuous inkjet systems. Andrew is past chair of the East Anglia Branch of the IOP.

Current work includes rheological and colloidal science of drilling fluids, particle transport in complex fluids and exploration of soft matter science applied to renewable energy technologies.

Professor Eric Lauga

Eric Lauga is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France) in 1998 and the Corps des Mines Program from Ecole des Mines de Paris in 2001. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 2005 where he worked in theoretical modelling of flow phenomena at the micron scale. Prior to joining Cambridge, he was on the faculty at MIT and at the University of California, San Diego.

He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2008) and of three awards from the American Physical Society: the Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics (2006), the François Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics (2015) and the Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research (2018). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

His research interests include theoretical approaches to model viscous flows, in particular in a biological context, the dynamics of complex fluids and interdisciplinary problems in soft matter physics. He is currently co-Lead editor for the APS journal Physical Review Fluids.

Professor Thierry Magin

Thierry Magin is a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI). After obtaining his PhD degree from ULB and VKI in 2004 for a thesis on a computational model for an inductive plasma wind-tunnel, he spent 2 years at Ecole Centrale Paris, studying nonequilibrium radiation for the Huygens mission, and then 3 years at Stanford and NASA Ames, working on detailed chemistry for aerothermodynamics of Orion. In 2010, he founded a research team at VKI supported by the European Research Council, focusing on multiscale and multiphysics models and computational methods for reacting and plasma flows.

Professor Magin’s research interests are related to hypersonics and very low Earth orbit applications. Together with his team, they study both fundamental principles and aerospace technology, in collaboration with space and defense agencies and industries. He has pioneered in collaboration with INRIA the use of uncertainty quantification tools in aerospace for model validation and calibration based on experimental data. He has been awarded the Fundamentals on Aerothermodynamics award by the European Space Agency for a work at the interface between computational chemistry and fluid dynamics. He was recipient of the Jean d’Alembert Chair at Ecole Polytechnique in France for interdisciplinary research between aerospace engineering and applied mathematics.

Professor Shahrokh Shahpar

Shahrokh is a Rolls-Royce Fellow in Aerothermal Design Systems. He recently moved to the Innovation Hub-Future Methods, where he focuses on development and application of Adjoint based MDO technique for turbo-machinery components. He has a national and international reputation in the field of CFD meshing and automatic aerothermal design optimisation of turbomachinery components and systems, publishing more than 170 internal and external technical papers and holding eleven patents. His current research is on uncertainty quantification and robust design.

He is a Fellow of the RAeS (Royal Aeronautical Society) and Fellow of AIAA, Honorary Professor at Imperial College Aerospace Engineering department and also at the Institute of Engineering System & Design, Faculty of Engineering Leeds University.