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The World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics are being organized under the auspices of the Assembly of World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. The conferences have been taking place since 1988. Following successful conferences in Dubrovnik (1988, 1991), Honolulu (1993), Brussels (1997), Thessaloniki (2001), Matsushima (2005), Krakow (2009), Lisbon (2013) and Iguazu Falls (2017), where the Tenth World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT-10) was held from 11 to 15 June, 2017. This has been the first ExHFT Conference in the southern hemisphere.

The goal of each ExHFT conference is to provide a forum for the exposure and exchange of ideas, bringing together experimental researchers from industry and academia engaged in the areas of thermal and fluid science and engineering.

Papers on all aspects of these research areas, from fundamental and applied to novel experimental techniques and innovative applications are welcome.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Fundamentals Applications
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Measurement Techniques and Image Processing
  • Heat and Fluid Flow in Micro/Nano Scales
  • Turbulence
  • Multi-Phase Flows
  • Chemical Reaction and Combustion
  • Interdisciplinary Areas in Heat and Fluid Flow
  • Advanced Energy Systems (Fuel Cells, Batteries, Hydrogen Systems)
  • Advanced Environmental Systems (Renewable Energy Sources)
  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Technology
  • Biotechnology and Medical Systems
  • Cryogenics
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Material Processing
  • Micro Electronic Equipment
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Life Sciences
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology


In memoriam George Yadigaroglu (by Gian Piero Celata)

George Yadigaroglu  passed away on October 25, 2018. He has been one of the leading personalities in the field of two-phase flow and heat transfer. He is also renowned to have established in ETH Zurich the Short Course in Multiphase Flow, which has been attended by a number of young scientists and PhD students to learn the fundamentals of these disciplines.

Born in 1939 in Istanbul, prof. Yadigaroglu obtained Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Ecole Polytech. Federal Lausanne, Switzerland in 1962, and PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970. He taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at University of California, Berkeley, and got a chair of professor in Mechanical Engineering at Swiss Federal Institute Technology (ETH), Zurich, since 1982. He was head of nuclear regulatory service of Greek Atomic Energy Commission, and of thermal-hydraulics laboratory Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. He was consultant of various organizations in United States and Europe.

George was a good and modest fellow, and addressed every colleague with familiarity. He has attended several times meeting organized in the frame of the AWC, such as the International Symposium on Two-Phase Flow Modelling and Experimentation and the World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, always giving a significant contribution to the discussion with his wide experience. He also served as Lead Scientist fo both Conferences, and as a Member of the Assembly of the the World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
We will miss his knowledge and his smile.


Officers (alphabetical)
J. Barbosa (BRA)
G. Celata (ITA, vice-president)
C. van der Geld (NLD, president)
Jungho Kim (USA)
S. Maruyama (JPN)
P. Stephan (DEU)

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The next conference will take place in 2021. More information will follow in due time.

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History Nu-Re prize

Aims of the Nu-Re prize

Lifes and works of Nusselt and Reynolds


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