Invited Speakers

  • Ramón Fernandez Feria (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Marc Ávila (ZARM, University of Bremen, Germany)
  • Miguel Rubí (Universitat de Barcelona)

Invited Speakers

Ramón Fernandez Feria

Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Title: Modeling the fluid-structure interaction of flexible flapping foils. Application to propulsion and energy harvesting

Industrial Engineer (Chemical Engineer) from the University of Seville and PhD from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University. Since 1993 professor of fluid mechanics at the University of Malaga.

Currently my research interests are mainly focused on unsteady aerodynamics, vortical flows and fluid-structure interactions applied to the bioinspired flapping-foil propulsion of micro air vehicles and swimming robots, and to flapping-foil energy harvesters.

Marc Ávila

ZARM, University of Bremen, Germany

Title: Transition to turbulence in pipe flow

Marc Avila studied Mathematics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and at the University of Glasgow and got his PhD in Applied Physics and Scientific Computing from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2008. During his PhD, he was a research scholar at the Arizona State University and subsequently a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. Prior to becoming Professor of fluid mechanics at the University of Bremen, and Director of its Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM), he was Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. For his work on the transition to turbulence in pipe flow, he received the Euromech Young Scientist Award in 2009 and the Richard-von-Mises Prize of the GAMM in 2018. He enjoys applying dynamical-systems approaches to understand and predict the dynamics of transitional and turbulent flows, and more recently of multiphase flows.

Miguel Rubí

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Title: Transport and self-assembly of active particles with optimal fuel consumption

Miguel Rubi is Professor of the University of Barcelona. His research field is statistical physics. He was awarded a von Humboldt prize (von Humboldt Foundation, 2003), an Icrea Academia prize (2010) and the ‘Plus Ratio Quam Vis Medal’ (Jagiellonian University, 2017). He was appointed Onsager Professor (NTNU, 2003), Leverhulme Professor (Imperial College, 2013), and Doctor Honoris Causa by NTNU (2016).