The 13th EROFTAC da Viinci Competition was won by:
Dr Markus Schremb from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany for his work "Hydrodynamics and Thermodynamics of Ice Accretion through Impact Supercooled Large Droplets: Experiments, Simulations and Theory"
A short abstract from Markus's presentation is available below.
Other finalists were: (left to right)
Xiaojue Zhu from Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands who is now working at Harvard University, USA
Alejandro Alvarez Laguna from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium who is currently working at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
Mark L. McAllister from the University of Oxford, UK
Lorenzo Siconolfi from Università di Pisa, Italy, who is currently working in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
The ERCOFTAC da Vinci Prize for young researchers is awarded annually in recognition of an excellent PhD thesis in theoretical and applied ﬂuid dynamics and outstanding scientiﬁc contributions with engineering relevance. The winner of the 13th da Vinci Competition will be chosen from ﬁve ﬁnalists during the ERCOFTAC Autumn Festival in Warsaw on 18 October 2018.
Candidates may be PhD students or recent PhD graduates who have submitted their PhD thesis after 1 January 2017.
The winner will be awarded the 2018 da Vinci Medal, a certiﬁcate and a cash prize of 1000 Euro. The other four ﬁnalists will receive certiﬁcates and medals.
5 September 2018 PC coordinators have submitted three selected summaries as pdf ﬁles to the SPC Chairman Stefan Hickel: S.Hickel@tudelft.nl
This is the ﬁnal deadline, the evaluation by the Jury will start immediately.
26 September 2018 Decision of da Vinci Jury
27 September 2018 Selected ﬁnalists will be informed and given instructions on their presentations and travel arrangements
18 October 2018 Finals of the 13th da Vinci Competition – Warsaw, Poland