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MULTI-SCALE COMPLEX FLUID FLOWS and INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA

Objective

Understanding and controlling of interfacial phenomena in multiphase fluid dynamics remains one of the main challenges at the crossroad of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. Examples include film flows, spreading and dewetting of (complex) liquids including suspensions, polymer solutions, liquid crystals, colloids and biofluids. Such systems are central for technological advances in the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries and are crucial for the development of Microfluidics and Nanostructuring. The level of detail required by multi-scale flows with interfacial phenomena renders full-scale analyses practically impossible. In fact, such approaches often fail to describe even the results of simple experiments. MULTIFLOW will develop low-dimensional models capable of describing complex interfacial flows coupling different time and length scales. Based on the nature of the dominant mechanism, the scientific program will examine three generic classes: from nano- to macroscale, these are dominated by surface forces, reaction-diffusion, and advection. They are also affected by phase transitions, capillarity, chemical reactions, complex rheology and self-structuring. The strength of the network is its integration of all scientific disciplines, technical skills and expertise necessary to support the multi-scale nature of the envisaged research topics. By fostering the mobility and interdisciplinarity of a strong group of early-stage researchers through a set of well-defined objectives and effective networking between different institutions, disciplines and industries, the ultimate goals of this network are: (i) to create a multi-disciplinary, highly innovative and intersectorial training pool in the field of multi-scale interfacial fluid dynamics; (ii) to generate new tools and techniques for the theoretical-numerical-experimental investigation of such flows, which will be made available to the wider European Community.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/crystals
  • /natural sciences/mathematics
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/liquid crystal
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 273 130,44
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 762 997,39
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Colinet (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 403,39
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Jesús Martín Espada (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 583 652,28
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 791 792,09
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liliane Flabbee (Ms.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 558 642,68
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Davison (Mr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 552 742,28
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Von Figura (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 506 980,07
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Mesalouris (Mr.)
ASCOMP GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 394 495,19
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1 Einstein H22
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Djamel Lakehal (Dr.)
Beckman Coulter Biomedical GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 076,19
Address
Sauerbruchstrasse 50
81377 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Wacker (Mr.)