at the 2015 conference will be presented by a
number of leading experts from around the world on topical CFD
issues. Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Ingo Eick is a Senior Scientist at Hydro Aluminium,
is a Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology in China where he
heads the Centre of Energy and Environmental Engineer and is
director of the Multiphase Process Engineering Research Group.
directs the Extreme Computing Research Center at the King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology (KAUST). He earned a BSE in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton in 1978
and PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard in 1984. Keyes works at the interface between parallel
computing and the numerical analysis of PDEs, with a focus on scalable implicit solvers.
Newton-Krylov-Schwarz (NKS), Additive Schwarz Preconditioned Inexact Newton (ASPIN), and
Algebraic Fast Multipole (AFM) methods are methods he helped name and is helping to popularize.
Before joining KAUST as a founding dean in 2009, he led scalable solver software projects in the
ASCI and SciDAC programs of the US DOE, headed university collaboration programs at NASA’s ICASE and
the LLNL’s ISCR, and taught at Columbia, Old Dominion, and Yale Universities. He holds a Gordon Bell
Prize and a Sidney Fernbach Award, is a Fellow of AMS and SIAM, and was the recipient of the 2011
SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.
is the James L. Record Professor of Civil Engineering and the director of the St. Anthony Falls
Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). Before moving to the UMN, Sotiropoulos
was on the faculty in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a joint appointment in
the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta,
GA) (1995-2005) where he rose to the rank of Professor. His research focuses on simulation-based
engineering science for fluid mechanics problems in renewable energy, environmental, biological,
and cardiovascular applications. Sotiropoulos has authored over 160 peer reviewed journal papers
and book chapters. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of
Energy, the National Institutes of Health, the Sandia National Laboratories, private industry, and
other state and federal agencies. Sotiropoulos is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS),
he has won twice the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion (2009, 2011), and is a
recipient of a Career award from the US National Science Foundation. He is also a 2014 distinguished
lecturer of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University and
is serving (or has served) on the editorial boards of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, the
ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, the International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, and
Computers and Fluids.
Srinivasa Mohan is a Principal Technology Specialist at ANSYS India. A Chemical Engineer by profession, he has 17 years
of experience in modelling multiphase flows. His doctoral thesis at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India
relates to the modelling particulate flows in bins and hoppers. During his work at ANSYS he has advised customers in all
aspects of multiphase flow modelling, including fluidized beds, bubble columns, flow assurance, distillation columns and many
other processes involving multiphase flows.