Ran Holtzman


Ran is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Coventry University and the leader of the Engineering Applications of Fluid Mechanics group, within the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Center. Our group combines experiments, theory and numerical simulations, to model complex systems in which fluid dynamics is key, including mass and heat transfer, reactive transport, flow in porous media, turbulent flows, aerodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, combustion, and biomechanics. We are involved in a wide range of industrial and natural processes across scales, from microfabrication and CFD simulations, 3-D printing, microfluidics and filters, to water resources, geohazards, enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, carbon geosequestration and renewable energy systems.

Ran recieved his PhD from UC Berkeley, working with Tad Patzek on mircomehcanics of granular materials. He was a postdoctoral associate at MIT with Ruben Juanes, studying multiphase flow in deformable porous media. Prior to joining Coventry, he was a faculty in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a visiting scholar in the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain.




Ran

Engineering Applications group: Associate members


Essam Abdelfatah


Assistant Professor (Academic), School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

Expertise: Liquid atomisation and injectors design, Mass and Heat transfer, Wind and Hydro Power turbines, ... (website).

Svetlana Aleksandrova


Assistant Professor (Research)

Expertise: Computational and experimental fluid dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics, Filters, ... (website).

Jonathan Carter


Assistant Professor (Academic), School of Energy, Construction and Environment

Expertise: Uncertainty quantification, decision making under uncertainty, ... (see more in website).

James Jewkes


Assistant Professor (Academic), School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

Expertise: CFD (RANS, LES and DNS), turbulent flows (boundary layers and jets), automotive aerodynamics, shape-optimisation (kriging and adjoint methods), heat transfer, and biomechanics (computational haemodynamics), ... (website).

Humberto Medina


Assistant Professor (Academic), Institute for Future Transport and Cities

Expertise: Computational and experimental fluid dynamics, Transitional flow, Porous filters, ... (website).

Jonathan Nixon


Assistant Professor (Academic), School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

Expertise: Energy systems modelling and optimisation; wind, solar and bio- energy engineering, and multi-criteria and multi-objective decision making, ... (website).

Seyed Shariatipour


Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Reservoir Management

Expertise: Experimental studies and numerical modelling of fluid flow in porous media; in particular, CO2 storage in geological formations and CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR), ... (website).


Students and postdoctoral researchers


Roi Roded


PhD student in the Hebrew Univerisity of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dissertation title: The multi-physics, multi-scale, nature of reactive transport in porous media (website).

Maellen Le Mener


MSc intern in Coventry University. MSc student in mechanics and fluid mechanics in ENSE3 Grenoble INP, France.

Project: New wind turbine design for low wind speeds--experimental and numerical investigation.


Alumni


Oshri Borgman


PhD 2018, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dissertation: A pore-scale study of the effects of heterogeneity and deformation on fluid displacement in granular media (website).

Yonatan Ganot


PhD 2018, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Dissertation: Hydraulic and Geochemical Processes during Managed Aquifer Recharge with Desalinated Seawater (website).

Inbar Vaknin


MSc 2018, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Thesis: Experimental Study of Pockmark Formation (website).


Evyatar Cohen


MSc 2017, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Thesis: The effect of heterogeneity and correlation length on CO2 storage in the saline Jurassic aquifer of the Negev (website).

Xavier Paredes


Postdoctoral associate 2013-2015, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Project: Dissolution and compaction during reactive transport in carbonates.