Plenary and Keynote Speakers

8th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT 2023)



We are pleased to announce our Plenary and Keynote Speakers for 8th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT 2023):



Dr. Satish Kandlikar

Dr. Satish Kandlikar
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Plenary Speaker

Satish Kandlikar is working in diverse areas including pool and flow boiling, water management in fuel cells and breast cancer detection. Innovation and creativity are the hallmarks of his team which has presented novel ways to improve performance in these fields. He has published over 400 research papers and graduated 15 PhD students and over 100 MS student in a career spanning over 40 years. The talk will is aimed at developing a new insight among the students and researchers to develop a highly productive innovative work environment. He has received numerous awards including the coveted ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award.

Topic of Plenary: Multiscale Enhancement Techniques in Pool Boiling
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Christos Markides

Dr. Christos Markides
Imperial College London, UK
Plenary Speaker

Christos Markides is Professor of Clean Energy Technologies, Head of the Clean Energy Processes Laboratory, and leads the Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory, which is the largest experimental space of its kind at Imperial College London. He is also, amongst other, Editor-in-Chief of journal Applied Thermal Engineering, a member of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee, and on the Scientific Board of the UK Energy Storage SUPERGEN Hub.
He specialises in applied thermodynamics and transport processes as applied to high-performance devices, technologies and systems for energy recovery, utilization, conversion or storage, and has an ongoing interest in advanced diagnostic techniques for the provision of detailed, spatiotemporally resolved information in turbulent, reacting and multiphase flows. He has published >300 journal papers and >350 conference papers on these topics.
He has won multiple awards, including IChemE’s Global Award for “Best Research Project” for his work on hybrid PV-thermal technologies (2018). He also won IMechE’s Donald Julius Groen outstanding paper prize (2016), the Engineers’ Without Borders “Chill Challenge” (2020), as well as Imperial College London President’s Awards for Teaching (2016) and for Research Excellence (2017).

Topic of Plenary: Spatiotemporally-Resolved Multi-Field Measurements in Multiphase Flows with Phase Change
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Matteo Bucci

Dr. Matteo Bucci
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Matteo Bucci is Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. He has joined the MIT faculty in 2016, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nuclear reactor engineering and design, and two-phase heat transfer. His thermal-hydraulics group at MIT focuses on two major research axes related to nuclear reactor safety and design: (1) New understanding of heat transfer mechanisms in nuclear reactors, (2) Engineered surfaces and coatings to enhance two-phase heat transfer. His group also develops and uses advanced diagnostics, such as high-speed infrared thermometry, and post-processing algorithms to perform unique heat transfer experiments. Matteo has published over 40 articles in the areas of two-phase flow and heat transfer, and surface engineering technology. For his research work and his teaching, he won several awards, among which the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020), ANS/PAI Outstanding Faculty Award (2018), the UIT-Fluent Award (2006), the European Nuclear Education Network Award (2010), and the 2012 ANS Thermal-Hydraulics Division Best Paper Award (2012). In 2022, Matteo received the inaugural DOE Early Career Award for Nuclear Energy. Matteo is Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering and a consultant for the nuclear industry.

Topic of Keynote: The Percolative Scale-Free Nature of the Boiling Crisis
Keynote Abstract


Dr. Ali Kosar

Dr. Ali Kosar
Sabanci University, Turkey
Keynote Speaker

Ali Koşar is a Distinguished Research Professor at Sabanci University. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is focusing on the design and development of new generation micro heat sinks with functional surfaces and microfluidic devices including cavitation on chip devices. His research interests constitute a spectrum covering heat and fluid flow in micro/nano scale, condensation, boiling heat transfer, microfluidic systems, and cavitation. He co-authored over 150 research articles in top journals and 80 conference papers in prestigious international conferences. He has also a co-inventor on 7 granted patents and 7 pending patent applications. He received numerous national and international honors, including the µFIP Prominent Researcher Award” in the 2021 micro Flow and Interfacial Phenomena (µFIP) Conference, METU (Middle East Technical University) Prof. Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation Science Award (2021). He is currently leading a large research group consisting of members from various disciplines, graduate students and engineers and to bridge different disciplines (Energy, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering). He has been successful to secure funding for his research activities from a wide variety of national and international resources. He also serves as a reviewer in many prestigious journals and is a Subject Editor in the Applied Thermal Engineering journal. He is the Co-director of Center of Excellence for Functional Surfaces and Interfaces for Nano diagnostics (EFSUN) and a Distinguished Researcher of Sabanci University Nanotechnology and Application Center. He was recently elected as a Member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA).

Topic of Keynote: New Generation Functional Surfaces with Biocoatings for Boiling Heat Transfer and Anti-Freezing
Keynote Abstract


Dr. Akio Tomiyama

Dr. Akio Tomiyama
Kobe University, Japan
Keynote Speaker

Akio Tomiyama is Professor at Kobe University since 2003. He obtained his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was formerly a Researcher at the Energy Research Lab. at Hitachi Ltd. in 1984-1988, a research Associate (1988-1991) and associate professor (1991-2002) and Dean of Faculty of Engineering (2015-2019) at Kobe University. His main research areas are multi-scale CFD for multiphase flows, experiments and modeling of bubble dynamics and gas-liquid two-phase flows. He has received several best paper awards and outstanding achievement awards from Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japanese Society of Multiphase Flows and Japan Atomic Energy Society. He is serving as the editor-in-chief of Multiphase Science and Technology and a member of editorial advisory board of Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, and had been an associate editor of Int. J. Multiphase Flow for 16 years. He has also served as the President of Japanese Society for Multiphase Flow and a Governing Board member of Int. Conf. Multiphase Flow.

Topic of Keynote: Mass Transfer from a Bubble in a Vertical Pipe
Keynote Abstract


Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €200 EUR registration
  • Conference package including a USB of the proceedings with all registered accepted papers
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
The accompany person fee is only for spouses and/or children. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €150 EUR registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference