17th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering

Prof. Moran Bercovici

Israel Institute of Technology, Technion

Moran Bercovici is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and heads the Microfluidic Technologies Laboratory ( His research combines experimental, analytical, and computational tools to study microfluidic problems characterized by coupling between fluid mechanics, heat transfer, electric fields, chemical reactions, and biological processes. A central theme in his lab is the development of novel microfluidic techniques, devices, and assays for clinical applications and for research in life and medical sciences. He received his BSc (2001) and MSc (2006) from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Technion. Between 2001 and 2006 he was a Research Engineer at RAFAEL – Advanced Defense Systems, working on experimental and computational aerodynamics. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (2011), and spent a short postdoctoral period in the Department of Urology at Stanford School of Medicine before joining Technion. He is the recipient of the 2015 ERC starting award from the European Research Council, the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research from the Wolf Foundation, and the Yanai Prize for Excellence in Academic Education.


Prof. Luís Fernando Figueira da Silva

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC Rio

Luís Fernando Figueira da Silva is an associate professor at the department of mechanical engineering of PUC-Rio (Brazil) and a CNRS (France) researcher. He holds an habilitation à diriger les recherches (2001) and a doctorat (1993) from the Université de Poitiers, and has received aeronautical engineering (1987) and master (1989) degrees from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. His early works dealt with the numerical simulation of combustion in supersonic flows, and the current research activity involves numerical and experimental modelling of laminar and turbulent gas-phase combustion processes. Since 1993 he has authored 35 papers in journals, and his h-index is 9.

Prof. Sergey Alekseenko

Novosibirsk State University

Sergey Alekseenko is a Scientific Head of the Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics (Novosibirsk, Russia). He is a Professor and Head of Chair of Physics of Nonequilibrium Processes, Novosibirsk State University. He is Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, member of American Physical Society, Society of Chemical Industry, Scientific Council of ICHMT (International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer) and EUROMECH. He is a member of Assembly of World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, member of ISMF Governing Board, and member of European Fluid Mech. Conf. Committee. His areas of expertise are the transport phenomena in two-phase flow, hydrodynamics of film flow, wave phenomena, vortex flows and turbulent jets, experimental methods for two-phase flows, power engineering, renewable energy, and energy saving. He has 130 published papers in refereed journals, 29 patents, 6 monographs including Wave Flow of Liquid Films and Theory of Concentrated Vortices. 

Prof. Matteo Bucci

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT

Matteo Bucci is Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on nuclear energy systems and nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics. He received his MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Nuclear Engineering from University of Pisa, Italy. Thereafter he was research scientist at CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique), France, where he led several research projects in experimental and computational thermal-hydraulics. Matteo has published over 40 articles in the areas of reactor safety and design, two-phase flow and heat transfer, and surface engineering technology. His research currently focuses on nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics, two-phase heat transfer and surface-engineering innovations to improve the safety and the economic competitiveness of existing and future advanced nuclear reactors. Matteo is also an active member of the Consortium for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), one of the eight MIT Low-Carbon Energy Centers (LCEC).

Prof. Christian Hermes

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, UFSC

Christian Hermes received his bachelor (1996) and doctoral (2006) degrees in mechanical engineering, all from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He worked as a senior engineer for Whirlpool Corp., and held a professorship in mechanical engineering at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Currently, he is with the POLO Research Laboratories for Emerging Technologies in Cooling and Thermophysics of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Federal University of Santa Catarina as an associate professor. He holds two international patents and authored more than 50 journal papers on Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena focusing on frost formation, heat exchangers, and refrigeration systems and their components.

Prof. Jerzy Maciej Floryan

University of Western Ontario

Dr. Jerzy M. Floryan is a Professor at Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He received PhD from Virginia Tech, US, and postdoctoral training from the Northwestern University, US. He is Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Aerospace and Space Institute, Engineering Institute of Canada, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and American Physical Society, and Associate Fellow of the American Aeronautics and Space Institute. He has been awarded Humboldt Research Prize in Germany, Senior NATO Research Award in France, Science and Technology Fellowship in Japan and Humboldt Fellowship in Germany. His Canadian Awards include Robert W. Angus Medal (Engineering Institute of Canada) and Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal (Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers). He is also Canadian delegate to IUTAM. Dr.Floryan has held visiting appointments at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (US), German Aerospace Research Establishment (DVLR, Gottingen), French Aerospace Research Establishment (CERT-ONERA, Toulouse), National Aerospace Laboratory (Tokyo, Japan), Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France), Ohio University (USA) and National University of Singapore (Singapore).