DA Lab Investigators
Lab Principal Investigators
Head of Lab: Professor Chris Pain
Executive Manager: Dr. Fangxin Fang
Chief Scientist: Prof. I.M.Navon, Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University
Omar Mataris a Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research interests are in transport phenomena and multiphase flows with a wide range of applications: process intensification, light-mediated manufacturing, surfactant-replacement therapy, crude-oil and food processing, coating flow technology, manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, pipeline transportation of crude oil, distillation, and microfluidics. He has studied a wide range of data-rich problems in fluid mechanics including surfactant transport on non-Newtonian layers, phase inversion in concentrated emulsions, thin film flows over rapidly rotating discs, nonlinear bubble sound interactions, fouling in heat exchangers in crude oil distillation units, dynamics of liquids spreading on compliant substrates, multiphase flow in large-diameter pipes, advanced experimental and numerical methods for the prediction of complex vapour liquid annular flows, and the removal of soft-solids adhering to solid substrates.
After having worked for 24 years at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade and joining the EWRE Section in 1996 Professor Cedo Maksimovic created and heads the UWRG (Urban Water Research Group) at Imperial College London.
His research fields include applied fluid mechanics in urban water systems: storm drainage, urban flooding water supply and interactions of urban water systems and infrastructure with the environment. In addition to lecturing on the MSc and UG courses, Prof. Maksimovic serves as a project co-ordinator of EPSRC, EU and UNESCO projects in UK, and other projects in Europe and in other continents dealing with the above topics.
Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof Jiang Zhu (director of IAP) is an expert in Ensemble Kalman filter and ocean modelling.
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