7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’22)


The 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’22) invites you to propose a symposium.

The proposed symposium, if accepted, will be co-located with and under the umbrella of the conference.

Proposals by prospective chairs should be submitted to and will be evaluated by the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Upon approval, the Organizing Committee will disseminate the news through the conference website and call for papers. To obtain a high attendance, we kindly ask that the prospective chairs also publicize the event and personally contact researchers who they think will be interested to contribute. The minimum number of registered presenters for the event to take place is 7. Should attendance reach this minimum requirement, registration fees for the Chair will be waived.

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We are pleased to announce the following dedicated Symposium which will take place during the 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer (ICMFHT’22).

Symposium 1: Porous Media for the Thermal Design of Heat Sinks

Symposium Chairs:
Prof. Marcello Iasiello
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Department of Industrial Engineering, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Prof. Gerardo Maria Mauro
Università degli Studi del Sannio, Department of Engineering, Piazza Roma 21, 82100 Benevento, Italy


You well know that it is the age of revolutions that will change the World, named energy & digital transition and Industry 4.0. One key aspect lies in the capillary diffusion of miniaturized electronic devices in industrial, IT equipment and automotive sectors. The increasing thermal power density “produced” by these systems makes crucial the optimization of heat sinks’ thermal design. Accordingly, porous media can be a precious tool because they enable to design compact heat sinks, i.e., with large heat transfer area to volume ratios, managing high heat fluxes, e.g., to cool IT equipment or power electronics. Furthermore, the recent progresses in additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques amplify the importance of optimization giving the opportunity of designing almost any geometry. The combination of porous media, additive manufacturing and topology optimization can be the way.

In this frame, this Symposium wants to provide a collection of worthy and original studies concerning:

  • Methods and technologies to address the thermal design of heat sinks using porous media;
  • Methods to improve modeling and simulation of porous media as concerns heat transfer performance;
  • Methods and case studies to optimize the thermal performance of heat sinks;
  • Applications of additive manufacturing to heat sinks.

Original papers related to the above topics and also dealing generally with technologies, methodologies, numerical and experimental investigations, case-studies addressing innovative heat sinks, are welcome.

Thank you for your contributions.
Prof. Marcello Iasiello
Prof. Gerardo Maria Mauro


  • Heat sinks
  • Porous media
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermal design optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Topology optimization
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Electronics’ cooling
  • Digital transition

Symposium 2: Novel Methods for Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Flows and Heat Transfer

Symposium Chairs:
Dr. Mirco Magnini
University of Nottingham, UK
Dr. Edward Smith
Brunel University London, UK


Numerical methods for interface-resolved simulation of multiphase flows have advanced greatly in the recent decades and have diversified into a vast range of approaches: from continuum-scale methods based on the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations with interface represented either by a colour function (Volume Of Fluid, Level Set) or a set of marker points (Front Tracking, Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian), to mesoscale approaches such as the phase field method, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics or the Lattice-Boltzmann method down to microscale particle approaches such as Molecular Dynamics and Dissipative Particle Dynamics.

The aim of this Symposium is to bring together scientists for a discussion of the most recent advances in numerical simulation of multiphase flows, with particular focus on simulation of wetting phenomena and/or phase change using mesoscale, molecular, multiscale modelling and how these different approaches can inform and complement each other. We plan to organise a lively session where scientists can present their latest works in an informal setting with time for discussion.


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