Team

Professors

 

Patrick Hendrick

Head of department, Professor
patrick.hendrick@ulb.ac.be

Background
(a) Civil Engineer in Mechanics from the Royal Military Academy of Belgium (session Sep 83 – Dec 88), grade : High Honours

(b) Master in Sciences in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Brussels in Sept 1994, grade : High Honours

(c) Ph D in Applied Sciences from RWTH Aachen in June 2002

(d) Member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics since May 1995

(e) Member of the American Helicopter Society since May 1999

(f) Member of the AAAF since January 2003

(g) Belgian Delegate to the ISOABE (International Society of Air Breathing Engines) since August 2001

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Patrick Hendrick

Patrick Hendrick

Head of department, Professor

Gérard Degrez

Dean of the faculty, Professor
gdegrez@ulb.ac.be

Background

Ingénieur civil mécanicien et électricien (ULB, 79), Master of Science in Engineering (Princeton University, 81), Docteur en Sciences Appliquées (ULB, 84). Professeur ordinaire à l’École Polytechnique de l’ULB et professeur à temps partiel à l’Institut von Karman de Dynamique des Fluides.

Enseignement

Titulaire des enseignements

MECA-H-301 Thermodynamique appliquée

MECA-H-305 Fluid mechanics II

MECA-H-400 Introduction aux écoulements biologiques

MECA-H-407 Numerical methods in aerothermodynamics

MECA-H-506 Flight dynamics, Stability & Control

MECA-H-516 Stage technique

Cours à l’École doctorale GraSMech Stabilized finite element methods for incompressible and compressible flows

Recherche

Méthodes numériques en mécanique des fluides, y compris le calcul parallèle

simulation numérique des écoulements à haute enthalpie (rentrée atmosphérique et torches à plasmas inductives)

simulation numérique des écoulements turbulents (simulation directe et simulation des grandes échelles)

Distinctions

Titulaire d’une Chaire Francqui à la VUB en 2009-2010.

Activités administratives et logistiques

Président de la Commission de la Bibliothèque & délégué de la Faculté au Conseil des Bibliothèques

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Gérard Degrez

Gérard Degrez

Dean of the faculty, Professor

Alessandro Parente

Associate Professor
Alessandro.Parente@ulb.ac.be

Background

October 2013 to present

Associate Professor (Chargé de cours) at the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department of Université Libre de Bruxelles.

October 2010 to September 2013

Assistant Professor (Chargé de cours) at the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department of Université Libre de Bruxelles.

May 2009 to September 2010

Senior Research Engineer at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, in the Department of Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics.

January 2009 to May 2009

Collaborator at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Pisa.

November 2007 to December 2009

Research Associate at the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Research Interest

Dr. Parente and his research group have made important contributions to the research on Empirical Low Dimensional Manifolds, showing their great potential for the development of reduced-order combustion models. The PCA modelling framework has been demonstrated a priori and a posteriori for a wide range of configurations, including simple batch and perfectly stirred reactors, one-dimensional laminar flames and complex cases such as flame-vortex interaction as well as plasma flows. Results indicated that PCA-based models are able to provide very accurate results when compared to full size simulations. Moreover, It was shown that the principal components from simple systems could be employed for simulating more complex ones, indicating a relative invariance of the chemical manifold. This represents a very attracting feature of the models, which can be built from inexpensive simulations. Finally, it was shown that PCA allows focusing on the slow scales of the process, leading to a reduction of the problem stiffness.

In the framework of MILD combustion, the PI has contributed to the understanding of turbulent-chemistry interactions in such a combustion regime and the mechanisms controlling the formation of pollutant species such as NO.

In the field of Atmospheric Boundary Layer flows, Dr. Parente and co-workers have proposed a comprehensive methodology for the numerical simulation of the ABL, which includes boundary conditions, turbulence model and wall function formulation. Several research groups currently use this approach for pollutant dispersion, microclimate studies and wind farms optimisation.

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Recent Publications

Fortunato, V., Parente, A., Galletti, C. C., Tognotti, L. L. (2015). Influence of modelling and scenario uncertainties on the numerical simulation of a semi-industrial flameless furnace, Applied thermal engineering, 76, 324-334. doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.11.005

Peerenboom, K., Parente, A., Kozák, T., Bogaerts, A. A. M. B. A.,  Degrez, G. (2015). Dimension reduction of non-equilibrium plasma kinetic models using principal component analysis. Plasma sources science; technology, 24(2). doi:10.1088/0963-0252/24/2/025004

Isaac, B., Coussement, A., Gicquel, O., Smith, P., Parente, A. (2014). Reduced-order PCA models for chemical reacting flows. Combustion and flame, 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.05.011(Volume 161, Issue 11), 2785–2800. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.05.011

Parente, A., Sutherland, J. (2013). Principal component analysis of turbulent combustion data: Data pre-processing and manifold sensitivity. Combustion and flame, 160, 340–350.

Isaac, B., Parente, A., Galletti, C., Thornock, J., Smith, P., Tognotti, L. (2013). A Novel Methodology for Chemical Time Scale Evaluation with Detailed Chemical Reaction Kinetics. Energy fuels, 27(4), 2255–2265. doi:10.1021/ef301961x

Coussement, A., Gicquel, O., & Parente, A. (2013). MG-local-PCA method for reduced order combustion modeling. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34(1), 1117–1123. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2012.05.073

Coussement, A., Gicquel, O., & Parente, A. (2012). Kernel Density Weighted Principal Component Analysis of Combustion Process. Combustion and flame, 159(9), 2844–2855. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.04.004

Parente, A., Galetti, C., Tognotti, L. (2011). A simplified approach for predicting NO formation in MILD combustion of CH4-H2 mixtures. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 3343-3350.

Parente, A., Sutherland, J., Dally, B., Tognotti, L., Smith, P. (2011). Investigation of the MILD combustion regime via Principal Component Analysis. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 3333-3341.

Parente, A., Sutherland, J., Tognotti, L.,  Smith, P. (2009). Identification of low-dimensional manifolds in turbulent flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 1579-1586.

Sutherland, J., Parente, A. (2009). Combustion modeling using Principal Component Analysis. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 1563-1570.

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Alessandro Parente

Alessandro Parente

Associate Professor

Michel Huart

Professor
mhuart@ulb.ac.be

 

Michel HUART est ingénieur civil de formation (1990). Il s’intéresse aux questions de durabilité de nos sociétés énergétiques et il est actif dans la mise en œuvre de solutions d'énergies renouvelables et d'efficacité énergétique dans le contexte belge.

Il enseigne à l'ULB depuis 2002 en tant que maître de conférences.Il est actuellement co titulaire des cours:

- MECAH417 "Sustainable energy" - Ecole Polytechnique en Master ingénieur électromécanique, option énergie

- ENVIF454 "Energie: Ressources et environnement" - Faculté des Sciences en Master en gestion de l’environnement

- ENVIF529 "Gestion des ressources et de l'environnement" - Faculté des Sciences en Master en gestion de l’environnement,

Secrétaire général de l'APERe de 1998 à 2015, il est actuellement conseiller scientifique, (Association de promotion des énergies renouvelables, www.apere.org).

Il écrit régulièrement dans la revue Renouvelle (www.renouvelle.be).

Il a participé à divers comités d'experts (AIE, FNRS/FRIA, Horizon 2022, CTB, CIEP/OFFPT).

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Michel Huart

Michel Huart

Professor

Herman Deconinck

Professor
hdeconink@ulb.acbe

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Applied Sciences, Vrije Univ. Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, 1983
University degree in Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Univ. Brussel (VUB), Belgium, 1977

CAREER

2010-present: Dean of faculty VKI, responsible for educational programs of the VKI

2010-present: Full Professor at BRUFACE, Brussels Faculty of Engineering (joint master program between the VUB and ULB universities of Brussels).

2007-2010: Head, Aeronautics/Aerospace Dept, von Karman Institute

1999-2003: Head, Aeronautics/Aerospace Dept, von Karman Institute

1996-present: Full Professor, Aeronautics/Aerospace Dept, von Karman Institute

1990-1996: Associate Professor, von Karman Institute

1990-present: Full Professor, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

1986-1990: Assistant Professor, von Karman Institute

1983-1986: Research Scientist, Dept Fl. Dyn., Univ. Brussels (VUB)

AWARDS and MEMBERSHIPS

2010-present : Belgian delegate at IFAR, International forum for Aviation Research
2010-present : Belgian delegate in the Scientific Council of ERCOFTAC
2008-2010: Chairman Computational Fluid Dynamics committee of ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences)
2001-present: Member Scientific Council of CENAERO
1990-1998: Member AGARD Fluid Dynamics Panel
1998-2004: Member, NATO-RTO Applied Vehicle Technology panel (level 3)
Member of Editorial Board of “International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering”, since 2001
Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, (resulting from the merger of the ICNMFD et ISCFD conferences), since 1999, now ICCFD
Member of steering committee 1st, 2nd and 3d International Workshop on High-Order CFD Methods (2012, 2013, planned 2014)
Member of Editorial Advisory Board of “Computers and Fluids”, 1996-2009
Member of Editorial Advisory Board of “Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal”
1997-2004: Member Steering Committee of European Science Foundation (ESF) project AMIF: Applied Mathematics for Industrial Flows
2010-present: Member Computational Fluid Dynamics committee of ECCOMAS
1998-present: Member Steering committee of GRASMECH: Graduate School for Mechanics of the Belgian Universities
1996-2012: Member of the steering group WOG of FWO-Flanders on Advanced Numerical Methods for Mathematical Modeling”
2000-present: Member of Dutch-Flemish Working group on numerical analysis: Werkgemeenschapscommissie Numerieke Wiskunde

SERVICE TO SOCIETY

Evaluations

European Commission Growth 4th, 5th 6th, 7th framework program: Aeronautics
External evaluator for “Bonus Incentive Scheme for Research Schools” of the Dutch NWO (1997)
Expert Committees for Industrial project grants offered by the Brussels regional government (IRSIB), (2000-2013)
Expert evaluator for Industrial project grants offered by the Flemish regional government (IWT)
Expert Evaluator for EU commission, Directorate H – Transport – FP6 and FP7
Reviewer of papers for: Journal of Computational Physics, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis, Computers and Fluids, AIAA Journal

Member of Promotion Committees/Request of Recommendations for Promotions

Advice for tenure position at The University of Texas at Austin (USA), Technical University of Delft (Nl), University of Toronto (Ca).

Organizer and chairman of sessions on:

Member Technical and programme committee of Fourth Symposium on Aerothermodynamics fro Space Vehicles, Caserta, Italy, 16-18 October 2001
Organiser INGENET Case studies Open Day, June 8, 2001, VKI
Member Scientific Committee of West East High Speed Flow Field Conference, april 22-26, 2002, IUSTI Université de Provence, Marseiles
Session organiser and/or session chairman conferences at: ECCOMAS conferences AIAA CFD and Fluid Dynamics conferences, other CFD conferences (ICCFD, Canadian CFD, ACOMEN)
CONFERENCE AND EVENT ORGANIZER (conferences, lecture series, workshops)

Organizer and chairman of ICCFD4 Conference, Gent, July 2006
Co-chairman ECCOMAS 5th European Conference in CFD, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010
Co-chairman SIMBIO11 conference, Simulation and Modeling of Biological Flows, Brussels, 2011
Director of VKI advanced CFD Lecture Series, almost annually since 1987.

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Herman Deconinck

Herman Deconinck

Professor

 

Engineers

 

Olivier Berten

Laboratory manager, Engineer
oberten@ulb.ac.be

Olivier Berten started at the department in aaa

He is managing the team of technicans and also researching..

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Olivier Berten

Olivier Berten

Laboratory manager, Engineer

 

Postdocs

Johan Steimes

Postdoc
jsteimes@ulb.ac.be

Background

Johan Steimes received the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering from the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) in 2008. He has then worked as a researcher at the Aero-Themo-Mechanics department of the University of Brussels for one year on an air-oil separation project. In 2009, he started a PhD thesis on a integrated separation and pumping system for gas-liquid flows. This thesis is in collaboration with Techspace Aero from the SAFRAN group and the aim is to reduce the emissions and the fuel consumption of aircraft engine by changing their lubrication system.

On the side of this research project, Johan also supervised courses in fluid mechanics and turbomachinery. He also supervised projects and master thesis on Fuel Cells, UAVs, Electric cars (EcoMarathon project), hot air baloons, etc.

Publications:

In internationally reviewed academic journals

Gruselle F., Steimes J. and Hendrick P., Study of a two-phase flow pump and separator system, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 133 (6), 2011

In peer reviewed conference papers (published in proceedings)

Steimes J., Gruselle F. and Hendrick, P., “Study of an air-oil pump and separator solution for aero engine lubrication systems”, iin Proc. of ASME Turbo Expo 2013, San Antonio, USA, 2013

Steimes J., Gruselle F. and Hendrick P., “Performance study of an air-oil pump and separator solution”, in Proc. of ASME Turbo Expo 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012

Gruselle F. Steimes J. and Hendrick P., “An innovative two-phase flow pump and separator solution”, in Proc. of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, Vancouver, Canada, 2011

Gruselle F., Steimes J., and Hendrick P., “Study of a two-phase flow pump and separator system”,in Proc. of ASME Turbo Expo 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, 2010
Abstract reviewed conferences (published in proceedings)
Steimes J., Gruselle F. and Hendrick P., “Experimentayl study of an air-oil pump and separator solution”, in Proc. of 21th conference of the Internaional Societey for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE), Busan, South Korea, 2013

Steimes J., Diakodimitirs C., Di Matteo M. and Hendrick P., “A laser diffraction study on droplet diameters in two lubrication systems”, in Proc. of 16th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics Libsoa, Portugal, 2012

Steimes J., Ruelle A., Gruselle F. and Hendrick P., “Study of an air-oil separation and pumping devices for gas turbine engines”, in Proc. of 20th conference of the Internaional Societey for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE), Goteborg, Sweden, 2011

Ruelle A., Steimes J., Gruselle F. and Hendrick P., “Air-oil separation devices for aircraft lubrication systems”, in Proc. of 8th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 2009

Steimes J., Gruselle F., Hendrick P., Khiari M., Loos M. , Meinguet F., and Gyselinck J., CETSIS2011. “Le véhicule électrique, une plate-forme pédagogique pour l’apprentissage par projet en sciences appliquées” CETSIS, , Trois-rivières, Canada., 2011

Steimes J., Hendrick P. and Verstraete D., “Conceptual design of a demonstrator fuel cell UAV”, in Proc. of Light Weight Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems and Sub-Systems, Ostende, Belgium, 2009

Verstraete D., Steimes J., Watteuw O. and Hendrick P. , “Conceptual design of a PEM fuel cell powered unmanned aerial vehicle”, in Proc. of 8th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 2009

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Johan Steimes

Johan Steimes

Postdoc

Axel Coussement

Postdoc
acoussement@ulb.ac.be

Under construction

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Axel Coussement

Axel Coussement

Postdoc

Kim Peerenboom

Postdoc
k@ulb.ac.be
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Kim Peerenboom

Kim Peerenboom

Postdoc

 

Researchers

Laurent Ippoliti

Teaching assistant
lippolit@ulb.ac.be

Laurent Ippoliti joined the ATM Department in 2011 after receiving a Master’s degree of Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His PhD and research subject is aero-engine lubrication systems pumps and cavitation related phenomena. He is a teaching assistant for the courses of Turbomachinery, Thermodynamic, Machine Kinematics and Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Piston Engine.

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Laurent Ippoliti

Laurent Ippoliti

Teaching assistant

Bilal Outirba

Researcher
boutirba@ulb.ac.be

Bilal Outirba received the M. Sc. degree in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering from the University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles) in 2011.

He then joined the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics department of the ULB to work on advanced surface air cooled oil coolers for aero-engines, in collaboration with the Royal Military School and Techspace Aero.

In 2012, he started a PhD thesis on the experimental investigation of the performance and endurance of carbon brush seals for aero-engines bearing chambers. The project is led in collaboration with Snecma, in the frame of the European FP7 E-Break project.

On the side of the research project, he also is in charge of the exercises for machine elements and turbomachinery courses, and supervises the Shell Eco Marathon project along with the BEAMS department.

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Bilal Outirba

Bilal Outirba

Researcher

Alessandro Morabito

Researcher
almorabi@ulb.ac.be

Alessandro was awarded the Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering in Politecnico di Milano and in 2014 he joined the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics department of the ULB.

The interest in energy analysis has been confirmed with studies on renewable energy projects in Spain and as turbo-machinery designer and CFD analyst in Belgium.

Alessandro focuses his research on feasibility study on Pumped Hydro Energy Storage system and managing fluctuating workloads.

Developing detailed knowledge in design and hydroelectric machines in power plants, he concentrates upon versatile machines with variable speed and variable geometry.

Alessandro is also a teaching assistant for the piston engines labs and turbo-machinery course.

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Alessandro Morabito

Alessandro Morabito

Researcher

Jan Spriet

Researcher
jspriet@ulb.ac.be

2011 – 2013

Master in Engineering Sciences
Electromechanical Engineering – Energy
Brussels Faculty of Engineering
2011 – 2012
Exchange year, Trondheim, Norway
Electromechanical Engineering – Energy
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2008 – 2011
Bachelor in Engineering Sciences
Electromechanical Engineering
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Heat recovery from wastewater

ULB – VivAqua
2014
GreenTeg heat flux sensors
ULB
2014
Een betere toegang tot drinkwater, sanering en hygiëne in aramoja,Uganda
Ingenieurs zonder Grenzen

2011

Investigation of a drag-based device for energy extraction from tidal currents and river flows
NTNU
2013
Master Thesis: A feasibility study of pumped hydropower energy storage in underground cavities
Brussels Faculty of Engineering
2014
Performance testing of the Aurora Ecocell 3M+ tankless waterheater
ULB

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Jan Spriet

Jan Spriet

Researcher

Maxime Gobeil

Researcher
mgobeil@ulb.ac.be

Nouvellement diplômé de l'École de technologie supérieure à Montréal (baccalauréat en génie mécanique). J'ai de l'expérience dans le domaine aéronautique pour avoir travaillé comme technicien de test sur des trains d'atterrissage chez Héroux-Devtek. Je travaille actuellement à l'ULB sur le design d'un prototype d'hélico à turbine deux places pour la société Winner. Je participe également à un projet de recherche sur le refroidissement sec pour l'usinage de composite en collaboration avec la société Wouterstechnolub.

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Maxime Gobeil

Maxime Gobeil

Researcher

Matthew Peavy

Researcher
mpeavy@ulb.ac.be

Matthew Peavy joined the department in 2008

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Matthew Peavy

Matthew Peavy

Researcher

Valentina Fortunato

Teaching assistant
vfortunato@ulb.ac.be

Background

Valentina studied chemical engineering and graduated from the Universita di Pisa in 2010. She joined the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics department in 2011 and works on numerical simulations of flameless combustion systems.

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Valentina Fortunato

Valentina Fortunato

Teaching assistant

Rabea Matouk

Researcher
rmatouk@ulb.ac.be

Rabea Matouk est actuellement doctorant en aéroacoustique à l'ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) et assistant boursier à l'Université d'Alep (Syrie). Le sujet de sa thèse est ''Calcul du bruit aérodynamique des profils d'ailes par des méthodes hybrides '' sous la supervision du professeur Gérard Degrez .

De 2003 à 2008, il a étudié le génie mécanique, département d’aéronautique à l'Université d'Alep (Syrie) et il a obtenu une moyenne de 75%. Il a reçu 5 prix scientifiques avec des certificats dits ‘’certificat de Albassel pour l'excellence académique’’.

En 2009, il a été nommé en tant que professeur assistant à la faculté de génie mécanique à l'université d'Alep et a reçu une bourse introduit par la faculté afin de faire le doctorat en aéroacoustique pour devenir comme un professeur à l'université où il a enseigné plus d'un an.

En 2010, il a étudié le français en Syrie.

En 2011, il est parti en Belgique et a commencé son doctorat après trois mois de cours de français.

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Rabea Matouk

Rabea Matouk

Researcher

Frank Buysschaert

Teaching Assistant
frank.buysschaert@ulb.ac.be

After leaving the Royal Military Academy as a researcher, Frank joined the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics department in 2006 and became a teaching assistant in the domain of Applied Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Turbomachines, Aircraft Propulsion, Aircraft Stability and Control, and Aircraft Design. In 2008, he started his PhD studies at the University of Southampton (UK) and ULB.

Frank focusses his research on helicopter propulsion systems and more specifically, the examination of the Turbine Driven Rotor concept as a worthy alternative to the conventional helicopter.

Presentations/Papers

F. Buysschaert, S. Newman, S. Walker, H. Antoine, P. Hendrick, The turbine driven rotor concept, a new vision for helicopter propulsion, 40th European Rotorcraft Forum, September 2-5, Southampton, 2014, United Kingdom.

F. Buysschaert, S. Newman, S. Walker, H. Antoine, P. Hendrick, The Ljungström turbine for aeronautical applications, 5th European Conference for Aero-Space Sciences, July 1-5, 2013, München, Germany.

W. Runge, F. Buysschaert, J. Hayez, F. Carlier, H. Antoine, P. Hendrick, G. Dimitriadis, G. Degrez, Numerical and experimental investigation of slot-blowing air over a cylinder, 5th European Conference for Aero-Space Sciences, July 1-5, 2013, München, Germany.

F. Buysschaert, M. Yacoubi, A. Alami, E. Kagambage, G. Dimitriadis, P. Hendrick, Development and evaluation of a VTOL observation platform, 27th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, September 19-24, 2010, Nice, France.

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, S. Newman, Conventional helicopters and their adaptiveness for more electric and alternative transmission technologies, 36th European Rotorcraft Forum, September 7-9, 2010, Paris, France.

F. Buysschaert, F. Pomirski, J. Sans, M. Yacoubi, P. Hendrick, Design and assessment of a small autonomous airborne observation platform, 3rd European Conference for Aero-Space Sciences, July 6-9, 2009, Versailles, France.

F. Buysschaert, F. Pomirski, J. Sans, M. Seiler, M. Yacoubi, Design and assessment of an autonomous ducted rotor UAV, 8th National Congress, May 28-29, 2009, Brussels, Belgium.

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, Design and feasibility study of a turboshaft equipped two-seat kitcopter, 33rd European Rotorcraft Forum, September 11-13, 2007, Kazan, Russia.

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, D. Vanbellinghen, Design and feasibility study of a two-seat helicopter, 2nd European Conference for Aero-Space Sciences, July 1-6, 2007, Brussels, Belgium.

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, D. Vanbellinghen, Weight estimation of a two-seat turboshaft equipped helicopter transmission drive system, SAWE 3432, SAWE 66th International Conference on Mass Properties, May 26-31, 2007, Madrid, Spain.

G. Giannopoulos, F. Buysschaert, F. Santafe, J. Vantomme, P. Hendrick, Smart Helicopter Blade Using Piezoelectric Actuators for both Cyclic and Collective Pitch Control, NATO RTO, October 2-6, 2006, Vilnius, Lithuania.

F. Buysschaert, G. Giannopoulos, F. Santafe, J. Vantomme, P. Hendrick, Piezoelectric Actuators for Cyclic and Collective Control of UAV Helicopter Blades, 7th National Congress, May 29-30, 2006, Mons, Belgium.

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, et al., Development of a Rotary Mini UAV, 15th International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics, November 8-10, 2005, Brussels, Belgium.

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, et al., Design, development and assessment of a small RUAV, 31st European Rotorcraft Forum, September 12-16, 2005, Firenze, Italy.

F. Buysschaert and P. Hendrick, Efficient Use of Small Gas Turbine Engines for UAV Applications, AIAA2005-4194, AIAA 41st Joint Propulsion Conference, July 10-14, 2005, Tucson, AZ, United States of America.

F. Buysschaert and P. Hendrick, Efficient use of small gas turbine engines, UVSTech 2004, December 1-2, 2004, Brussels, Belgium.

F. Buysschaert and P. Hendrick, Research on inlet precooling for mini-turbojet engines, AIAA2004-3409, AIAA 40th Joint Propulsion Conference, July 11-14, 2004, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States of America.

Frank Buysschaert and Patrick Hendrick, Research on Inlet Precooling for Small Turbojet Engines, 6th National Congress, May 26-27, 2003, Ghent, Belgium.

Patrick Hendrick and Frank Buysschaert, Research on Small Turbojet Engines at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, UAVS 17th International Conference, April 8-10, 2002, Bristol, United Kingdom.
<strong>Articles</strong>

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick and S. Newman. Conventional helicopters: an adaptiveness study for more electric and alternative propulsion technologies. Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 226:1078-1094, 2011. (Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Aerospace Division William Sweet Smith Prize 2013).

F. Buysschaert, P. Hendrick, Steady inlet precooling on a small turbojet engine. Bulletin of Agrarian Don Science, 4:41-57, 2010 (issued in Russian).

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Frank Buysschaert

Frank Buysschaert

Teaching Assistant

Rafi Malik

Teaching assistant
rafi.malik@ulb.ac.be

<p>Under construction</p>

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Rafi Malik

Rafi Malik

Teaching assistant

Guilherme de Oliveira e Silva

Researcher
goliveir@ulb.ac.be

Guilherme Silva, born in the Azores islands, received an MSc in Aerospace Engineering in 2010 and a MBA from Solvay Business School in 2015. He worked for the electricity utility company of the Azores as a project engineer. In 2012, he joined the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in energy storage and is a teaching assistant for the piston engines and renewable energy courses.

Guilherme has been working on the topic of stationary energy storage analysing the actual energy markets and the impact of deregulation and the installation of energy renewable sources and storage systems.

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Relevant publications

G. de Oliveira e Silva, P. Hendrick. Lead-acid batteries coupled with photovoltaics for increased electricity self-sufficiency in households. Applied Energy 178 (2016) 856–867 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.003]

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Guilherme de Oliveira e Silva

Guilherme de Oliveira e Silva

Researcher

Shayan Sharifzadeh

Researcher
ssharifz@ulb.ac.be

Shayan Sharifzadeh received his Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Université Libre de Bruxelles (University of Brussels, ULB, Belgium) in 2010, after completing a full year exchange at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland).

To pursue his passion, he decided to join the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI, Belgium) for a one-year postgraduate programme (specialised Master-after-Master research programme).

He then joined the Aero-Thermo-Mechanics department of ULB in 2011, where he is currently pursuing a PhD thesis focused on design of hypersonic cruise vehicles, in cotutelle (joint PhD programme) with the University of Sydney.

At the same time, he is also in charge of the exercise sessions and laboratories of Fluid Mechanics II course (Ecole Polytechnique de l’ULB).

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Shayan Sharifzadeh

Shayan Sharifzadeh

Researcher

Maryam Khaji

Researcher
mkhaji@ulb.ac.be

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Maryam Khaji

Maryam Khaji

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Moaad Yacoubi

Researcher
myacoubi@ulb.ac.be
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Moaad Yacoubi

Moaad Yacoubi

Researcher

Steven Tipler

Researcher
stipler@ulb.ac.be
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Steven Tipler

Steven Tipler

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Tomoe Oda

Researcher
toda@ulb.ac.be
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Tomoe Oda

Tomoe Oda

Researcher

Salavatore Iavarone

Researcher
siavara@ulb.ac.be
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Salavatore Iavarone

Salavatore Iavarone

Researcher

Secretaries

Shirley Wayne

Secretary
atm@ulb.ac.be

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Shirley Wayne

Shirley Wayne

Secretary

Anne De Gelas

Secretary
atm@ulb.ac.be

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Anne De Gelas

Anne De Gelas

Secretary

 

Technicians

Lionel Lambert

Technician
llambert@ulb.ac.be

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Lionel Lambert

Lionel Lambert

Technician

Yves Simon

Technician
ysimon@ulb.ac.be

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Yves Simon

Yves Simon

Technician

Pascal Beine

Technician
pbeine@ulb.ac.be

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Pascal Beine

Pascal Beine

Technician

Raphael de Bisschop

Technician
rdebissc@ulb.ac.be
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Raphael de Bisschop

Raphael de Bisschop

Technician

Adrien Fita-Codina

Technician
adrien.fita.codina@ulb.ac.be

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Adrien Fita-Codina

Adrien Fita-Codina

Technician

Abdel Tharach

Technician
atharach@ulb.ac.be

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Abdel Tharach

Abdel Tharach

Technician