Wilfried Coenen

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Wilfried Coenen

Postdoctoral scholar

Room: EBUII 566
E-mail: wicoenen [at] ucsd [dot] edu

Research

Hydrodynamic stability of variable-density flows: self-sustained oscillations in low-density jets, flickering diffusion flames and puffing pool fires.

MOVIE: Puffing heptane pool fire

Steady streaming in oscillatory flows.

Bio

I started studying theoretical physics in my home country Belgium at the Universiteit Hasselt. I then continued my studies at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, where in 2005 I obtained a M.Sc. in Applied Physics. During my master’s thesis I stayed 9 months at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

After finishing my studies in Eindhoven, I moved to Spain to start a PhD at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. My PhD thesis titled “Absolute instability in the near field of low-density jets” was directed by Alejandro Sevilla and was presented in 2010.

During a post-doc, I collaborated with the fluid mechanics research group at the Universidad de Jaén. In 2011 I joined the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid again as a lecturer, where I stayed until my transfer to UC San Diego in 2015.

CV

Curriculum vitae (last update: October 2017)

Publications