PLENARY SPEAKERS


Ahmed Kadhim Hussein

University of Babylon, Iraq

Dr. Ahmed Kadhim Hussein was born in Babylon City - Hilla - Iraq on 19 May 1974. Currently, he works as an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Babylon , Babylon City, Iraq. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Al-Mustansiriya - Iraq in 2006. Meanwhile, he is a reviewer of many local and international journals and conferences. He has about fifteen yeas of teaching and reserch work experience .In addition, he  is an editor of more than twenty-two international journals. Also , he is a member of many international scientific societies in Austria , Singapore , United States of America ,  Japan  and United Arab Emirates . His research work concerns numerical modelling of various areas of heat transfer, CFD, aerodynamics, nanotechnology, clean energy and extended irreversible thermodynamics. He has also more than fifty five appreciation letters from different scientific organizations around the world .He has published many papers in many local and international journals and conferences.


Alibakhsh Kasaeian

University of Tehran, Iran

Dr. Alibakhsh Kasaeian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1975. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Renewable Energies at University of Tehran, it is anticipated he becomes associate professor within one month later. He received his Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2004. Before coming to University of Tehran (2010), he had seven years of experience as faculty member at University of Semnan and University of Zanjan. He is head of solar energy lab at his faculty and before, he was the research chancellor of Faculty of New Science & Technologies, University of Tehran. Dr. Kasaeian has fifteen years of experience as expert, consultant and manager in the Iranian industry sector as well. He also has been the international consultant and manager of commercialization & technology transfer division at the Science & Technology Park, University of Tehran. His area of expertise and interest includes: renewable energies, solar energy conversion, heat transfer, nanofluid, and optimization. He is the author of more than seventy papers published in reputed international journals and conferences. Most of the papers have been published with first or second authorship and he is the reviewer of many international journals. He also has registered ten Iranian patents, mostly in the field of solar energy.


Amitabh Narain

Michigan Technological University, USA

Dr. Amitabh Narain (Ph. D., University of Minnesota, 1983) is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, a Fellow of the ASME, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer, and Director of the Energy-Thermo-Fluids area in his department. His current research areas deal with state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques for single-phase and phase-change (flow boiling and flow condensation) flows, particularly those related to energy technologies such as thermal management and power generation applications. Dr. Narain’s research has received continuous funding from NSF or NASA since 2000. He is a PI or Co-PI on external grants totaling approximately $ 3 million (with $1.85 million as PI). Dr. Narain has authored over 73 peer-reviewed articles. His recent research accomplishments have been highlighted through several keynote and invited lectures – including on national websites, such as by NSF in 2012 and by Research.Gov in 2013. He is very active in teaching and mentoring students (graduate and undergraduate) - as well as in national-level professional service. Dr. Narain has served on several government panels and on ASME committees: HTD-K8 (current Vice-Chair and Chair-designate), HTD-K13, FED-Multi Phase Flow Committee, and AMD-Fluid Mechanics committee (Past Chair and Vice-Chair). Over the past twenty years, he has also been an active lead organizer for several symposia, topics, or sessions for ASME and other international conferences.


Balaram Kundu

Jadavpur University, India

Dr. Balaram Kundu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2000. He worked as a Research Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, for three years. He is having more than seventeen years of experience in teaching and research on Thermal Engineering. His area of expertise includes: analytical and numerical heat transfer, solar collector, thermal insulation, extended surface heat transfer, fin-and-tube heat exchanger, biological heat transfer, optimization, etc. He is the author of more than seventy five papers published in reputed international journals with total impact point 148. Most of the papers have been published with sole or first authorship. He is recipient of institutional medal for the best paper published in the Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), outstanding faculty award - the VIFFA 2015, CEE Glimpse of Education Teacher’s Excellence Award 2015 under number of research papers/books published category, outstanding scientist award – VIFRA 2015, etc. He has visited several times in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Netherland, Spain, Turkey, etc. for the research work purpose. He is an associate editor/editorial board member of several international journals, like American Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Journal of Thermal Engineering, SOP Transactions on Power Transmission and Smart Grid, Scientific Research and Essays, International Journal of Thermal Energy and Applications, International Journal of I.C. Engines and Gas Turbines, Thermal and Mass Transport, etc. He has also reviewed of several manuscripts for possible publication in reputed international journals. His biography was published in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 2001. He has been selected as a Lecturer in different institutions like Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Kalyani Government Engineering College, Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, presently IIESTS, Jadavpur University, etc. He has also been selected as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jimma University, Ethiopia. He has been appointed as a research academic professor at different institutes like Keen Hee University, South Korea, King Mongkut’s University of Science and Technology, Thanburi, Bangkok, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea, etc. He has been offered to join as a non-tenure track full-time lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Inha University, South Korea in 2009.


Cherif OULD LAHOUCINE

University of Guelma, Algeria

Higher Education Degree: Ph.D in Quantum Energy Engineering, 2002 (Hokkaido Imperial University, Sapporo, Japan)

¨Present Position: Full Professor, Department. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guelma, Algeria.

Email: fulbrighter@hotmail.com

Experties: Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Renewable Energies (Solar and Geothermal), Micro and Nanoscales Heat Transfer.

Publications: About 30 international journals and conferences peer reviewed papers.

Reviewer of many international journals.

¨Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2003-2004), Woodruff School, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga, USA.

¨Invited Professor the European Erasmus Mundus Master in Mechanical Engineering at INSA de Lyon (April-Jun 2009). I was the only Professor outside the EC to be invited for this prestigious European program (master co-organized by INSA, university of Barcelona Spain and Trinity College Dublin Ireland).

¨Invited Professor - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Laboratory of Thermal Sciences (the most prestigious thermal laboratory in France) CETHIL, France (Feb 2010-Jul 2010).

Associate Researcher

¨ A Professor and Expert with the PAUWES (Pan African University of Water and Energy Sciences) since 2014.

¨ A research associate and expert in renewable energies with the Center for the Development of Renewable Energies, Algiers, Algeria.

¨ Regular associate with  ICTP (International Center of Theoretical Physics, Abdu Salam Center, Trieste, Italy. (Solar Energy).

¨Associate Researcher with the thermal laboratory CETHIL INSA de Lyon, (Professor P. Chantrenne, Micr/Nano scales Heat Transfer).

¨ Since 2005 with Prof. Christian FALCONI group, University Roma Tor Vergata (micro-nanoscale heat transfer).


Fatih Aydogan 

University of Idaho, USA

Professor Fatih Aydogan came to the University of Idaho from the Westinghouse-Toshiba Electric Company. Since 2008 he has been developing Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor Design, Computational Thermal Hydraulics Codes and Methodologies as well as analyzing existing and passive safe reactors. His research areas are mainly computational thermal hydraulics, two-phase flow, nuclear safety, nuclear system design and analysis, uncertainty and best-estimate methodologies, sub-channel analysis and small modular reactors. Aydogan is currently leading the Advanced Nuclear Systems Group (ANSG) in which 21 graduate students work for their master and doctorate degrees. Prof. Aydogan received his Ph.D. from Penn State University, Msc and Bsc from Hacettepe University. He currently teaches Advanced Nuclear Nuclear Systems, Advanced Power Plants, Two Phase Flow and Space Reactors. His research projects are granted from US's federal organizations, private industries and national laboratories. 


Hakan Fehmi Öztop

Firat University, Turkey

Hakan F. Oztop is a full professor at the department of mechanical engineering, Technology Faculty, Fırat University, Elazig, Turkey. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Fırat University Eng. Fac. Mechanical Eng. in 1996 and later on pursued masters and PhD degrees at the same university energy division in 2003. His main research fields are Computational Fluid Dynamics, energy storage, combustion, nanofluid flow and renewable energy. He had been in University De Montreal, Ecole Polytechnique, Canada in 2002 and Auburn University Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2004 for short time studies. He has around 180 international journal papers and 130 other papers in some conferences and national journals. 


Hamadiche Mahmoud

FUniversité de Lyon 1, France

Dr. Hamadiche Mahmoud had M. Sc in mathematics with mention Aleppo university (Syria), MS in mechanics Institute National Polytechnic of Grenoble (France), Ph.D with ``very Honorable'' mention in non homogeneous turbulent flow University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1 and Doctorate d'état es Science with ``very honorable'' mention University of Claude Bernard, Lyon1 (France). Dr. Hamadiche researches include non homogeneous turbulent modeling, flow stability analysis, numerical flow simulation and flow-structure interaction. He published more than 60 work in turbulence flow, stability analysis, acoustic and flow-structure interaction and flow induced vibrations. He taught several courses at all undergraduate level in, classical mechanics, analytical mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, continuum mechanics, hydraulics, statistics, tensor algebra and flow-structure interaction. Dr. hamadiche established different international cooperation between Claude Bernard university and Kharkov university (Ukraine), Tangier university (Morocco) and Notre Dame university (USA). He held several position, Assistant at university of Aleppo (Syria) 1976-1982, Researcher at METRAFLU (France) 1982-1985, Researcher at Center National of Scientific Researches (CNRS France) 1985-1986, Associate professor at university of Annaba (Algeria) 1986-1989, Associate professor at university of Claude Bernard 1989-Present, invited associate professor at Notre Dame .University (UAS) 1999-2000.


Islam Shyha

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Dr Islam Shyha is currently Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Construction Engineering at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle where he is involved in teaching various undergraduate and postgraduate modules as well as research in advanced manufacturing technology in particular machining of composite materials. He received a BSc (Hons) in Production Engineering (2000) from Alexandria University in Egypt. From 2000 to 2006, he worked as assistant lecturer at the Production Engineering Department, Alexandria University in Egypt where he also received an MSc in micromachining and deburring of copper alloys in 2006. He then joined the Machining Research Group (MRG) at The University of Birmingham and started his PhD programme in machining of composite materials in an industrially funded project which resulted in a significant improvement of productivity when small hole drilling in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites. The industrial sponsors included GKN Aerospace, Element Six, and Unimerco Ltd. In 2010/11, he held an assistant professor position in Production Engineering at Alexandria University, Egypt. After that, he worked as a research fellow at The University of Birmingham in a knowledge transfer partnership project (£250k) with Rolls Royce Plc where he worked at the Materials Department in Derby (Research Technologist until December 2012). The project involved a novel solid-state bonding technique known as “powder interlayer bonding” to repair titanium aerofoils. 

Since joining Northumbria University in 2013 he has been developing a research group in the field of advanced subtractive manufacturing which makes use of several new pieces of equipment. He is currently the principal supervisor for four PhD students on various topics in advanced subtractive manufacturing. He is also co-supervising four PhD students on additive manufacturing and application of carbon nano-tubes in polymer composites. He is also the principal investigator for a collaborative KTP project with Renown Group which was funded by Innovate UK and Renown Oil and Gas (£132k). He has significant experience in composite machining which was published in several top manufacturing journals and international conference. Examples on research findings include the high material removal and greater surface finish obtained when using diamond abrasive edge routing of CFRP, optimised machining conditions for small hole drilling in CFRP for novel acoustic liners acoustic liners which were developed for use in next generation aero-engine intake systems. He has published many peer reviewed articles to date in international journals and conferences, including World-leading journals such as J. of Materials Processing Technology, CIRP Annals and Int. J. of Machine Tools and Manufacture. He is also a Research Affiliate in The International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and continuously contributes in annual meetings and research seminars.


Javad Abolfazli Esfahani 

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Javad Abolfazli Esfahani (Iran 1960), PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada in 1997, is a professor in Mechanical Engineering, Energy conversion, at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. To date, he has published 5 books/chapters, 100 articles in peer reviewed international journals and more than 100 conference papers. He has worked on theoretical and numerical heat and mass transfer such as drying, solar desalination, condensing boiler, and micro/nano-fluidics. Dr. Esfahani is a member of Iranian combustion Institute and Iranian society of mechanical Engineering, Director of Center of Excellence in Energy Management, Certified by National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Centre of excellence in modeling and control of system, Ferdowsi university of Mashhad, Centre of excellence in energy conversion, Sharif university of Technology, and editorial boards of Fuel and Combustion (Iranian), IRECHE, Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Research. He obtains 14 awards for books, research and supervisor of thesis from ISME, Ferdowsi festival, and Iranian combustion society.  He has supervised 9 PhD and 60 MSc theses. More information can find at http://abolfazl.profcms.um.ac.ir/ 


Josua Meyer

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof Meyer obtained the BEng (cum laude)(1984), MEng (cum laude)(1986), and PhD (1988) all in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria. He was a lecturer/professor at the Military Academy of Stellenbosch University, North-West University and University of Johannesburg. 

At present he is Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (1 800 students) at the University of Pretoria. He is also the Chair of the School of Engineering, which has more than 7 000 students. The School of Engineering of the University of Pretoria is the largest in South Africa and produces more than a quarter of South Africa’s engineers. It is also the biggest engineering school in Africa.

His research field is convective heat transfer in which he has published more than 550 scholarly articles, conference papers and book chapters and successfully supervised 63 masters and 22 PhD students. He has received various international awards for his research. According to the Essential Science Indicators of the ISI Web of Knowledge he is ranked amongst the top 1% of the world in engineering in all three evaluation fields which are citations, number of papers, and citations per paper. He is/was the editor, lead editor and associate editor of various prominent international heat transfer journals and has reviewed many articles for almost all the journals in heat transfer. He was the conference chair for more than ten international conferences.

He has received three teaching awards as Lecturer of the Year (from North-West University and the University of Johannesburg) as well as four Exceptional Achiever awards from the University of Pretoria. He also recently received an international award as Best Professor in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.

He is a member or fellow of various professional institutes and societies such as ASME, ASHRAE, AIAA, and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is registered as a professional engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), who is a signatory of the Washington Accord. He is actively involved at ECSA in various committees involving accreditations, evaluation of qualifications, and professional registration.


Karan S. Surana

The University of Kansas, USA

Karan S. Surana, born in India, went to undergraduate school at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India and received a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. He then attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 and 1970. He worked in industry in research and development in various areas of computational mechanics and software development for fifteen years:  SDRC, Cincinnati (1970-1973); EMRC, Detroit (1973-1978); and McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis (1978-1984). In 1984, he joined the University of Kansas, Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty where he is currently serving as Deane E. Ackers University Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

His areas of interest and expertise are computational mathematics, computational mechanics, and continuum mechanics. He is author of over 350 research reports, conference papers, and journal papers. He has served as advisor and chairman of 50 M.S. students and 22 Ph.D. students at the University of Kansas in the department of Mechanical Engineering in various areas of computational mathematics and continuum mechanics. He has delivered many plenary and keynote lectures at various national and international conferences and congresses on computational mathematics, computational mechanics, and continuum mechanics. He has served on international advisory committees of many conferences and has co-organized mini-symposia on k-version of the finite element method, computational methods, and constitutive theories at USNCCM. He is a member of IACM, USACM, and a fellow and life member of ASME.

His most notable contributions include: large deformation finite element formulations of shells, k-version of the finite element method, operator classification and variationally consistent integral forms in methods of approximation, and ordered rate constitutive theories for solid and fluent continua. His most recent and present research work is in polar continuum theories for solid and fluent continua and ordered rate constitutive theories for polar continua. He is author of Advanced Mechanics of Continua, a graduate level text book in continuum mechanics, published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Jan. 2, 2015.

 


Mete Şen

İstanbul Technical University, Turkey

Mete Şen is Professor of Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Istanbul Technical University. He is currently the head of the “Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Machinery Laboratories”. He studied as a PhD Research fellow after completing the research master in fluid dynamics at the “von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)” in Brussels (Belgium). He received his degree of “Doctor in Applied Sciences” from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1980. His expertise is in applied fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, pumps, hydraulic turbines and hydropower plants.

He is the member of “Board of Director and General Assembly of von Karman Institute, Organizing Committee of European Turbomachinery Conferences, External Review Board of Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+ Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Turkish Pump and Valve Manufacturers’ Association”. He served as; Vice Chair of World Energy Council Turkish National Committee, Dean of Çorlu Engineering Faculty, member of EC FP7 evaluation process and final panel in aeronautics, State Planning Organization Energy Committee for 9th Development Plan, Peer Review Committee of ANVUR Programme for the evaluation of the Italian Research System, Chairman of Local Organizing Committee of 9th European Conference on Turbomachinery.

He received Henry R. Worthington European Technical Award on Pumps in Milan, Professional Achievement Award from Çorlu Rotary Club, Duty Award of Thrace University Senate, Belgium Government Fellowship and Research Assistant Fellowship of Vehbi Koc Foundation.

 


Muhammad Ali Rob Sharif

The University of Alabama, USA.

Muhammad Ali Rob Sharif, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. He has a BSME degree (1973) from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh and PhD (1989) from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA. He has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate fluid dynamics and heat transfer courses.  His research interest is in the numerical modeling and simulation of thermal science and engineering problems. He has diverse experience in the numerical simulation/analysis in the areas of impinging jet, natural and mixed convection, nanofluid flow, turbulence modeling, surface roughness effects on turbulent boundary layer flows, among others. He is the author/coauthor of over 55 refereed journal articles and over 65 national and international conference papers/presentations.

 


Mohamed Awad

Mansoura University, Egypt

M. M. Awad is Faculty Member at Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. He was a  ostdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada during the period  2007-2009). He received his Ph.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2007 and his undergraduate degree and his master’s degree from Mansoura  niversity, Egypt, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. His research is related to the use of robust modeling to solve many engineering problems in different areas such  s heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He is an author of 2 book chapters on “Thermodynamic Optimization” in the book “Heat Exchangers - Basics Design  pplications” and “Two-Phase Flow” in the book “An Overview of Heat Transfer Phenomena”, both were published by InTech. His name appeared in Who's Who in  he World 30th edition on November 2012. He was also a recipient of the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute (IPTI) Award in 2005 and 2006.


Natalya Kizilova

V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, Ukraine

Prof. Natalya Kizilova received her MS degree from Kharkov University, Department of Mechanics (Ukraine); PhD degree in Mechanics of fluids, gas and plasma (Kharkov National University, Ukraine); DSc degree in Mechanics of fluids, gas and plasma (Institute of Hudromechanics, Kiev, Ukraine). Since 2007 she was Head of department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Kharkov National University. Her research interests are connected with biomechanics and embrace mathematical modeling of blood circulation system, long range water transportation systems in plants, biothermodynamics, biological growth, optimal biomechanical systems, analysis of the pulse waves in arteries, human gait and posture, as well as other topics related to fluid mechanics and optimization. She has published over 120 papers, 2 monographs, and 6 textbooks for students. She established international cooperation, had international collaborative grants, fellowships and professorships with Imperial College London (UK), Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University (France), South Toulon-Var University (France), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung Leipzig (Germany), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), Institute of Thermomechanics (Czech Republic), Warsaw University (Poland).

 


Nihad Dukhan 

University of Detroit Mercy, USA

Professor Nihad Dukhan is among few worldwide scholars who have made sizable contribution to the science and technology of metal foam.  His highly-cited publications stand over 130 refereed articles.  He has edited the most recent book on metal foam fundamentals and applications (2013).   Professor Dukhan is a member of the international scientific committee of the biannual conference on metal foam.  He received several prestigious awards, including the Faculty Achievement Award (the highest honor from University of Detroit Mercy), Fulbright Scholar Award and the grade of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

 


Sandip Deshmukh 

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India

Prof. Sandip Deshmukh is working as Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department of BITS Pilani – Hyderabad campus, India from 2012. Before joining the Hyderabad Campus, he was working at the Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, UK as a Research Fellow from 2008 to 2012, working on EPSRC funded research projects. Before joining the centre, he worked for five years as a Lecturer in Amravati University, India and for eight years as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus, India. He holds a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s in Thermal Power Engineering from Amravati University and a PhD from BITS, Pilani on ‘Region-wise Development of Integrated Renewable Energy Systems’. His main research interest relate to regional energy planning with a focus on decentralized energy supply options and energy resource allocation for socio-economic and techno-economic development; and has more than 15 international journal publications to his credit. He has expertise in identifying and characterizing options for energy supply for the different development types and their integration with other service sectors such as water, waste and transport.


Somanchi VSSNVG Krishna Murthy

Defence Instıtute Of Advanced Technology, India

Dr . Somanchi VSSNVG Krishna Murthy is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Defence institute of Advanced Technology, Deemed University, Pune, India. Dr Murthy obtained his Doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur. His research interests include Finite Element Analysis in fluid flow through Porous Media, Numerical Method's for Partial differential equations, scientific computing and their applications to problems in the real world, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical parallel Algorithms, Computational Fluid Dynamics. He was a recipient of Erasmus Mundus – WILL Power (Window India Learning Link Power) Fellowship `2010-11', Ecole Centrale Paris, FRANCE. His name appeared in Who's Who in the World 30th edition and 31st edition in 2012 and 2013 respectively. His name was also included in Biography in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st century by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is a member of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM), IAENG Society of Mechanical Engineering and IAENG Society of Scientific Computing. Currently he is a Vice President of ISTAM, IIT Kharagpur. He is an editorial board member of various journals and TPC member of various conferences in abroad.


Somchai Wongwises

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Somchai Wongwises is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Thailand. He received his Doktor Ingenieur (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 1994. His research interests include Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow, Heat Transfer Enhancement, and Thermal System Design. Professor Wongwises is the head of the Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Multiphase Flow Research Laboratory (FUTURE).