ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day – update

ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Competition 2021 celebrated high quality presentations of top PhD students and graduates across the domain of fluid mechanics including turbulence, multi‐phase, stratified and free‐surface flows, convective transport processes, combustion, and acoustics. 

The ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day held on Friday 9 September 2021, welcomed around 35-40 attendees during the day, with two keynote speakers and oral presentations from the six competitors.

Keynote speakers:

  • Ignition and propagation mechanisms of spray flames - P. M. de Oliveira, University of Cambridge
  • Direct numerical simulation and stability analysis of transonic flow around airfoils at moderate Reynolds numbers - Markus Zauner, University of Southampton

Competitor’s presentations:

  • Flow of a shear thinning and shear thickening fluid in a porous medium - Takshak Shende, The University of Manchester
  • Modelling of Inertial Particle Pair Dynamics using the PDF Kinetic Approach - Christopher P. Stafford, Newcastle/Brighton University
  • Intermittencies in transitional and turbulent channel flow - Rishav Agrawal, University of Liverpool
  • Droplet impact and contact angle dynamics solid surfaces and textiles - Miguel A. Quetzeri-Santiago, Queen Mary University of London
  • Three-dimensional computational Fluid dynamics simulations of complex multiphase flows with surfactants - C. Ricardo Constante-Amores, Imperial College London
  • Coherent Structures in High-Reynolds Number Wall-Bounded Turbulence: Invariant Solutions and Scale Interaction - Patrick Doohan, Imperial College London

The organising committee would like to congratulate our three UK nominations for finalists to the prestigious 2021 ERCOFTAC da Vinci competition. The top three nominations are:

1. Dr Miguel Quetzeri-Santiago: first place
Obtained his PhD degree from Queen Mary University of London in November 2020. The title of his presentations was “Droplet impact and contact angle dynamics solid surfaces and textiles”. He currently working as a researcher at the University of Twente, Netherlands.

2. Dr Ricardo Constante Amores: second place
Completed his PhD at Imperial College London in Dec 2020. The title of his presentation was ”Three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics simulations of complex multiphase flows with surfactants”. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford.

3. Dr Christopher P. Stafford: third place
Obtained his PhD at Newcastle University in September 2020. His talk was only about one aspect of his PhD research - his thesis title is "Improved Modelling of Disperse Multi- phase Transport based on Numerical Simulation and PDF Analysis". He is currently working as a research fellow at the Advanced Engineering Centre, University of Brighton.



The organising committee is proud to report that UK nominations for the second-year running have made it to the final of the da Vinci award.

ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds 2020

  • P. M. de Oliveira (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge)
  • Garazi Gomez-de-Segura (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge)
  • Markus Zauner (Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Group, University of Southampton)

ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds 2021

  • C. Ricardo Constante-Amores (Imperial College, United Kingdom):
  •  Miguel Angel Quetzeri-Santiago (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)


The 20th prestigious ERCOFTAC Osborne Reynolds Day is due to be held in early July 2022.

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