Background and activities
I am director of the Thermal Two-Phase Flow Laboratory at the Department of Energy and Process Technology, NTNU.
My reserach interests are within multiphase flows, with focus on the oil and gas industry. I find the combination of experimental work and numerical simulations essential for the better understanding of these types of flow phenomena.
I have an engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering from Balseiro Institute, Argentina, and a PhD degree in Fluid Mechanics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway.
Main areas of research
- Two-phase flow (simulations and experiments)
- Two-phase flow heat transfer (boiling and condensation in tubes)
- Gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separation in the oil & gas industry
- Numerical methods for droplet and bubble dynamics (interfacial phenomena)
- TEP4100 Fluid Mechanics
- EP8990 Multiphase Flow
- EP8989 Microfluidics
- TEP4925 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Master's Thesis
- TEP4100 - Fluid Mechanics
- EP8990 - Modelling of Multiphase Flow
- EP8989 - Microfluidics
- EP8404 - Modelling of Multiphase Flow
- EP8409 - Microfluidics
- TEP4550 - Energy and Process Engineering, Specialization Project
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2022) Improving superamphiphobicity by mimicking tree-branch topography. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. vol. 611.
- (2022) Toward Surfaces with Droplet Impact Robustness and Low Contact Angle Hysteresis. Advanced Materials Interfaces. vol. 9 (12).
- (2022) The heat transfer coefficient similarity between binary and single component flow condensation inside plain pipes. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. vol. 186.
- (2021) Anisotropic wetting and final shape of droplets impacting on micropillars with non-vertical lateral walls. AIP Advances. vol. 11 (11).
- (2021) On the scaling of convective boiling heat transfer coefficient. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. vol. 164.
- (2021) Reconsidering the influence of the mass flux during nucleate flow boiling in a horizontal heated pipe. AIP Advances. vol. 11 (12).
- (2021) Droplet evaporation during dropwise condensation due to deposited volatile organic compounds. AIP Advances. vol. 11.
- (2020) A redefined energy functional to prevent mass loss in phase-field methods. AIP Advances. vol. 10 (6).
- (2020) The overlooked role of pressure oscillations on heat transfer deterioration during self-sustained flow oscillations. Applied Physics Letters. vol. 117 (25).
- (2019) Can Wicking Control Droplet Cooling?. Langmuir. vol. 35.
- (2019) A new simplified model for condensation heat transfer of zeotropic mixtures inside horizontal tubes. Applied Thermal Engineering. vol. 153.
- (2019) Conical micro-structures as a route for achieving super-repellency in surfaces with intrinsic hydrophobic properties. Applied Physics Letters. vol. 115 (5).
- (2019) On the heat transfer deterioration during condensation of binary mixtures. Applied Physics Letters. vol. 114 (17).
- (2019) Law of resistance in two-phase flows inside pipes. Applied Physics Letters. vol. 114 (17).
- (2019) Water-repellent surfaces consisting of nanowires on micro-pyramidal structures. ACS Applied Nano Materials. vol. 2 (12).
- (2018) Water droplet dynamics on a heated nanowire surface. Applied Physics Letters. vol. 113 (25).
- (2018) Water droplet impacting on overheated random Si nanowires. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. vol. 124.
- (2018) Can the heat transfer coefficients for single-phase flow and for convective flow boiling be equivalent?. Applied Physics Letters. vol. 112 (6).
- (2018) Simple and general correlation for heat transfer during flow condensation inside plain pipes. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. vol. 122.
- (2018) Experimental study on the characteristics of pressure drop oscillations and their interaction with short-period oscillation in a horizontal tube. International journal of refrigeration. vol. 91.