Research Fellows

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OgloblinaDaria Ogloblina graduated with Master of Science degree from the Institute of Wave and Gas Dynamic, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of Lomonosow Moscow State University (Russia) in May, 2015. Since August 2015 is PhD student in Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich (Germany), the research is concerned with cavitation bubble dynamics in the frame of CaFE ITN project. See full CV.


Prasanta SarkarPrasanta Sarkar is currently pursuing his PhD at the Laboratory of Geophysical and Industrial Flows, Université Grenoble Alpes under the supervision of Dr. Marc Fivel, jointly with Dr. Jean-Pierre Franc and Dr. Giovanni Ghigliotti. He received his B.Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering from SRM University, India in 2011. In 2012, he received his MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. He started working as a Faculty Member at ICFAI University, India in the department of Mechanical Engineering in 2013. He was recruited as an Early Stage Researcher on the ITN project IMESCON at PZL Świdnik – AgustaWestland, Poland in 2014 where his research dealt with helicopter rotor blade aerodynamics and aeroelasticity with the aim of investigating the role of flow control techniques on rotor performance. See full CV.


ShreyShrey Joshi is a Mechanical Engineer with specialization in fluid mechanics. He completed his bachelors (2008-2012) from NIT Allahabad, India in Mechanical Engineering, where he also worked as a part time research assistant in the Fluid Mechanics laboratory, NIT Allahabad. Having gained interest in fluids he decided to continue for masters in Fluid Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology (2013-2015). Within the CaFE project he is presently located at SIMaP (INP Grenoble) in France, where he is working on modelling cavitation and cavitation erosion using Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (mesh less method). See full CV.


KyriazisNikolaos Kyriazis obtained his Diploma in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. His concentration was Energy, Aeronautics and Environment. He also received his M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach, Florida, specializing in Aerodynamics and Propulsion. During his Master thesis, he created a parallel incompressible solver using a continuous/discontinuous Finite Element Method for the pressure and the velocity respectively. In the meanwhile, he was working at FORTH in the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) for almost two years, developing algorithms for compressible flows, as well as for elasticity equations. He is an AIAA member and Engineer in the Technical Chamber of Greece. See full CV.


Saad Jahangir post-graduated in Power (Mechanical) Engineering from Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus (Germany) in 2015 and did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (Pakistan) in 2011.He worked as Reseach Assistant in Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid mechanics at BTU Cottbus, Germany in the field fluid mechanics. His master’s work includes systematic analysis of Inertial Waves and wide gap Taylor Couette flow. See full CV.


photo_stathisEfstathios Kontolatis studied at School of Mechanical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens, to which he was first accepted, from 2007 to 2014. His diploma thesis was ‘Experimental testing of a two stage infusion prototype peristaltic pump for determination of its efficiency’. He also received his MSc in ‘Computational Mechanics’ at National Technical University of Athens. His diploma thesis was in the field of multiphase flows, where the Von Karman vortex street phenomenon in the wake of a circular cylinder in free flow and near a solid wall was investigated combined with particles of different diameters. Since August 2016, he is a PhD student at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Science at the City, University of London, in the project CaFE, as a Marie Curie Fellow. His research focuses on the optical methods visualizing the flow inside cavitating flow orifices and measurements of the erosion caused by cavitation on different materials. He is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece. See full CV.


Polina GorkhPolina Gorkh started high school education in September 2008 in Russia. In four years she got Bachelor Degree with honours in Applied Mathematics and Physics in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, where she continued studying for her Master Degree an got with honours in July 2014. From January 2014 until moving to Germany in September she was working in Indusoft company in Moscow as engineer-mathematician, where the subject of research was data reconciliation and gross error detection problems within industrial data stream. In October 2014 she started her second Master in Computational Science and Engineering in TUM and in 2015 was proposed to start a PhD in Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Currently, the two last activities are made simultaneously. See full CV.


GhahramaniEbrahim Ghahramani has academic background in Mechanical Engineering / Fluid Mechanics. He has finished his master and bachelor studies in Shiraz University. His academic experiences include but are not limited to being lecturer and teacher assistant in various courses in my field of study. He also has industrial background in simulating ventilation & firefighting systems in urban railways. His research interests are: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flows and Multiphase Flows. See full CV.


KhanoukiMohammad Hossein Arabnejad Khanouki graduated with B.Sc. degree from the department of Aerospace Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology in 2010 and earned his M. Sc. in 2013 from Sharif University of Technology in the area of Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Flows. After completing his master degree, he continued working on this area in Sharif University of Technology as a Research Assistant. In October 2015, he joined the department of Shipping and Marine Technology at Chalmers University of Technology as a PhD student. In his PhD, he is working within the EU CaFE project on Simulation of The Hydrodynamic Energy Cascade in Erosive Cavitation. See full CV.


StavropoulosEvangelos Stavropoulos-Vasilakis studied Mechanical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), from 2008 to 2015, out of initial interest in Renewable Energy Technologies, but ended up choosing the Air and Ground Transport Vehicles specialization attracted by computational studies and state of the art aerodynamic and structural design applications. Carried out a diplomat thesis on aeroelasticity, studying the structural components of a wind turbine blade concept design, entitled ‘Modelling Supporting Truss Structure for Wind Turbine Blade’. During his studies, he had the opportunity to complete an Erasmus exchange at INSA Rouen, France, during spring semester of 2012, and an internship at ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab, for five months on fall of 2013, developing a preliminary studies’ tool for experimental and computational data fusion. In the framework of CaFE Project, he will be working on Fluid Structure Interaction at CITY University London. See full CV.


Soeren SchenkeSören Schenke earned his BSc and MSc degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in 2015. As a student research assistant at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory at TUHH and as intern at the Fluid Engineering department of DNV GL Hamburg, he developed a strong focus on propeller theory and related computational methods. In the scope of his MSc project he coupled a steady state OpenFOAM RANS solver to a Boundary Element Method (BEM) to enable for fast prediction of propulsion efficiency for hull-propeller systems. His current PhD project at Delft University of Technology aims at the numerical assessment of surface erosion on marine propellers, rudders and hydraulic turbines due to cavitating flows, using multiphase LES. See full CV.


Themistoklis MelissarisThemistoklis Melissaris is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Hydrodynamics department at Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V. in Drunen. He is advised by Dr. Norbert Bulten, General Manager Hydrodynamics at Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V.. His research interests focus on Cavitation and Erosion of Marine Propellers. Before starting his Doctoral Research, he spent five months as a trainee at Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V., in Drunen, on R&D Validation & Industrialization. He received his Diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and his diploma thesis was advised by Prof. Spyridon Mavrakos. See full CV.


Maxwell BrunhartMaxwell Brunhart graduated from Portland State University (Oregon) in 2011 with a BSc in mechanical engineering. He worked then for Applied Materials as a Customer Engineer for Intel’s R&D sector. During this time he oversaw and contributed to the installation and continued improvement within the gapfill and curing divisions of the semiconductor fabrication plants in Oregon. He obtained his MSc in mechanical engineering in 2015 from the University of Leeds (England). See full CV.


Marco ChristofaroMarco Christofaro was awarded with Erasmus Mundus scholarship for an exchange period at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 2010. He obtained his BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Università degli studi di Padova, Italy, in 2011. He has been a member of the Computational Aeroelastics and Flight Dynamics Lab, University of Southampton, UK, where he wrote his thesis (title: ‘Elements of computational flight dynamics for a complete aircraft’), in 2014. He received his MSc in Aerospace Engineering, from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2014. He won the ‘Premio Muggia’ given by ‘Associazione Ex-allievi del Politecnico di Torino’, in 2015. He is now a PhD student and Marie-Curie fellow at AVL GmBH, Graz, Austria. See full CV.


MithunMG Mithun completed his undergraduate degree in Aero-Mechanical from Aeronautical Society of India in 2010. He also holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2013 with specialization in CFD. His masters thesis was broadly on numerical simulation of bluff body aero/hydro dynamics. After completing his masters degree, he worked as a CFD Engineer for Eaton Corporation for 2 years. He was responsible for the flow and thermal analysis of aero/automotive components. He has about one year of experience in numerical modelling of cavitation in fuel pumps and valves. His areas of research interest are Multiphase flows and FSI. See full CV.

ali-aminiAli Amini studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Tehran, Iran, and received his B.Sc. degree in 2013. At the same year, in 18th Iran´s National Olympiads, he won the Silver medal in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his studies for the Master degree at the same university, in the field of Fluid Dynamics and Energy Conversion, from 2013 to 2015. In his Master thesis, he investigated the effect of the fluid yield stress on the wall deformation in flexible channels numerically. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in Hydraulic Machinery Research Institute (HMRI) at University of Tehran for six months. In the framework of the CaFE project and his PhD thesis, he will be working experimentally on tip vortex cavitation inception and mitigation. His experiments will be performed in the High Speed Cavitation Tunnel of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). See full CV.