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Aerospace Engineering Binational Seminar - 30 November 2022

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Binational seminar on Aerospace Engineering between University of Nottingham and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM.

About the speakers

Mirco Magnini, U of Nottingham, Numerical Simulations of Boiling Flows with OpenFoam

Ph.D. Mirco Magnini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He received a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a PhD in Energy Engineering from the same institution in 2012. From 2013 to 2017 he was a post-doc research assistant at the Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer, EPFL, Switzerland, where the research into numerical and theoretical modelling of microchannel flow boiling was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prior to joining the UoN, he was a post-doc research associate in the Chemical Engineering Dept of Imperial College London where he worked on the numerical modelling of wax deposition in crude oil flows.

He is a member of the Virtual International Research Institute of Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer (VIR2AL), a portal where many international labs share their experimental and numerical data for two-phase flows and heat transfer, and where he curates an open-access tutorial on OpenFOAM.

He is Subject Editor (Heat and Mass Transfer) for Elsevier's journal Chemical Engineering Research and Design (ChERD), and Guest Editor in MDPI-Fluids for the Special Issue "Recent Advances in Single and Multiphase Flows in Microchannels".

Jorge Ferrer, UNAM, National Laboratory LN/INGEA. Jorge Ferrer-Pérez is Associate Professor at UNAM's Faculty of Engineering.

He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend in the USA. He works at the Aerospace Engineering Department and he is in charge of the Space Propulsion and Thermovacuum Lab. This facility belongs to the Space and Automotive Engineering National Laboratory located at Juriquilla, Querétaro, México.

His current research areas are nano-heat transfer in solid state devices, thermal control, space propulsion, small satellites and development of space technology.

Dafne Gaviria, UNAM, Thermal Analysis in Small Satellites

Dafne Gaviria Arcila is a Research Fellow at UNAM's Advanced Technology Unit. She has been involved on thermal and fluids analysis for more than 7 years. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of Nottingham, England.

As part of her Ph.D. project, she was recipient of the ZONTA International Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 2017. Because of this recognition, she received in 2018 an Honorable Mention for the Carlos Fuentes Award from the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom.

She has participated in different activities to influence women to study STEM careers, to mentor, inspire and empower them. Her story has been featured on the 100 extraordinary Mexicans edition of the book titled Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.


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