Keynote Speakers

7th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer (FFHMT’20)

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 7th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer (FFHMT'20) :

Prof. Velisa Vesovic

Prof. Velisa Vesovic
Imperial College London, UK
Keynote Speaker

Prof. Velisa Vesovic, FIChemE, is a Professor of Transport Phenomena at Imperial College London and a Fellow of IChemE. He is a graduate of Imperial College where he obtained both a BSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering.

His core research interest is in the understanding and modelling of transport phenomena of relevance to the chemical, petroleum and environmental engineering communities, by recourse to a rigorous, fundamental description. Current research interests encompass: calculation of transport properties of polyatomic gases from intermolecular potentials; modelling viscosity and diffusion coefficients at high pressures; and modelling transport phenomena within oil reservoirs (with special emphasis on waxy crudes, heavy oil, compositional segregation and CCS). His work in LNG involves modelling spreading and vaporization following release, weathering process in storage tanks and assessing the role of LNG in the energy landscape. He is a member of GERG, the European Industry Gas Research Group, with whom he works on developing innovative solutions for LNG and UK representative for the Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).

Prof. Vesovic has published over a hundred and fifty papers and reviews in the refereed scientific literature and is the co-developer of a theoretically-based scheme for the predictions of viscosity of dense fluid mixtures, namely the VW methodology. He acts as a consultant to the chemical and petroleum industry in the fields of energy, fluid characterisation, transport phenomena and accidental releases. Recently, he chaired the International Advisory Board for the Mexican-based, industry-funded project on rheology of petroleum fluids and has been involved in advising foreign governments and industry in setting up graduate courses and research programs in petroleum engineering.

Topic of Keynote: Weathering of stored Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - Modelling approaches
 Keynote Abstract