Keynote Speakers

6th International Conference on Experimental and Numerical Flow and Heat Transfer (ENFHT’21)



The keynote speakers for 6th International Conference on Experimental and Numerical Flow and Heat Transfer (ENFHT'21) will be:



Dr. Eckhard A. Groll

Dr. Eckhard A. Groll
Purdue University, USA
Plenary Speaker

Dr. Eckhard A. Groll is the Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering and also serves as the William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering. He joined Purdue University as an Assistant Professor in 1994 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, to Full Professor in 2005, and to the Reilly Professorship in 2013.

Prof. Groll teaches thermodynamics and his research focuses on the fundamental thermal sciences as applied to advanced energy conversion systems, components, and their working fluids. He is a world-renown expert in positive displacement compressors and expanders. Since joining Purdue University, he has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 120 research grants and more than 40 educational grants with a total budget of approximately $14 million from various governmental agencies, professional societies, and more than 30 different industrial sponsors. He has advised more than a 100 graduate students and more than 150 undergraduate project students, visiting scholars, and visiting research associates. He has authored or co-authored more than 370 archival journal articles and conference papers. He has been the co-author of 4 book chapters and the editor or co-editor of 7 conference proceedings. He holds 4 patents. He has a given 100 invited lectures and seminars, and 14 conference keynote lectures. He serves as the Regional Editor for the Americas for the International Journal of Refrigeration and is a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He has organized and chaired 11 international conferences on topics of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Compressors, and Natural Working Fluids.

Prof. Groll has been recognized for his academic leadership in higher education. He is a 2010-2011 Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) and 2009-2010 Fellow of the Academic Leadership Program of the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC-ALP). He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching excellence including most notably the 2018 J&E Hall International Gold Medal in Refrigeration by the Institute of Refrigeration and the 2017 Peter Ritter von Rittinger International Heat Pump Award by the IEA Heat Pump Centre. In addition, he was inducted into Purdue’s Book of Great Teachers in 2008.

Topic of Keynote: Using Advanced Carbon Dioxide Technologies in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumping Systems: Exciting Thermodynamics in Action
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Dr. Poh Seng Lee

Dr. Poh Seng Lee
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
Keynote Speaker

Dr Poh Seng Lee is an Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prof Lee’s research interests include high performance cooling techniques (in particular single and two-phase microchannel cooling), energy efficient air conditioning and low grade waste heat recovery. He is the recipient of numerous research and innovation awards including 2013 NUS Faculty of Engineering’s Young Faculty Research Award, 2011 Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, 2011 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Solutions Award and 2009 Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award (TKKYIA) – Defense Science. Dr Lee also serves as the Program Director of Cooling Energy Science & Technology Singapore (CoolestSG) consortium, Deputy Director of the Centre for Energy Research & Technology (CERT) and Assistant Dean of Research & Technology, Faculty of Engineering.

Topic of Keynote: Chillerless High Performance Liquid Cooling for Sustainable Data Centres
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Dr. Panagiota Angeli

Dr. Panagiota Angeli
University College London, UK
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: TBA


Dr. Sébastien Poncet

Dr. Sébastien Poncet
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Sébastien Poncet received his engineering diploma and his master degree in physical oceanography from Seatech (Toulon, France) in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in complex systems from Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) in 2005, for a thesis on turbulent rotor-stator interdisk flows (two national awards). He was then assistant lecturer for one year before getting a position of assistant professor at Aix-Marseille University in 2006. He joined the University of Sherbrooke as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2014, where he currently is the chairholder of the NSERC/Hydro-Québec/Natural Resources Canada/Emerson Industrial Research Chair in Industrial Energy Efficiency. He is now full professor in the mechanical engineering department and the director of LMFTEUS lab (https://lmfteus.wordpress.com). His research interests include the experimental characterization of the thermophysical properties of complex heat transfer fluids (nanofluids, slurries, PCMs) and the advanced numerical modelings of thermal systems (supersonic ejector, vortex tube, magnetocaloric refrigeration, heat exchanger, turbomachineries…). He is the coauthor of about 250 research papers whose about 100 in international journals.

Topic of Keynote: Advanced CFD modeling of slurry flows: a practical review
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