On March 15th, the first of a series of lectures held by the Innovation and Talent Introduction Base of Aerospace Multi-Scale Mechanics and Thermodynamics took place at New Main Building. Entitled “Droplet Wetting and Evaporation: From Pure to Complex Fluids”, the lecture was given by Prof. David Brutin from Aix-Marseille University, France. Prof. Wen Dongsheng, Dean of the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, was the host and over 50 attendees from the school were present.
Prof. Brutin introduced the history, status quo and latest developments of the research on droplet wetting and evaporation, especially the work about the droplet evaporation of complex fluids, which includes blood and nanofluids. The research reveals the phenomenon of complex flow and the feature of granule deposition of droplet evaporation, showing broad prospects for applications in aviation industry and biomedicine.
After the lecture, the participants had a discussion with Prof. Brutin and the two sides reached a consensus about future cooperation and exchanges. Prof. Brutin invited two students instructed by Prof. Wen to a five-month exchange visit to France this year. The students will mainly carry out experiments and numerical calculations of droplet evaporation there.
As the starting point of the Innovation and Talent Introduction Base of Aerospace Multi-Scale Mechanics and Thermodynamics (under the 111 Plan), the lecture opened up a new window of opportunity for exchanges between domestic and foreign universities as well as Beihang and international researchers. As follow-up efforts, the base will bring in more high-caliber foreign scholars, hold lectures and seminars, and launch collaborative research programs. It is expected to elevate international cooperation to a new level and Beihang’s disciplines of Mechanics and Aerospace Science and Technology to a world-leading status.
Initiated and implemented by China’s Ministry of Education and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the 111 Plan is designed to introduce world-class foreign talents to institutions of higher education by building world-class innovation and talent introduction bases. It aims to improve the scientific and technological innovation capability and comprehensive competitiveness of these universities and colleges.
Under the plan, the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering applied to establish the Innovation and Talent Introduction Base of Aerospace Multi-Scale Mechanics and Thermodynamics and received approval in 2017, bringing the total of such bases at Beihang to eight, one of the highest numbers across the country.
Source from International Division
Edited and Translated by Li Mingzhu