von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

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Online / on-site 13rd Symposium of VKI PhD Research 2022

Wednesday 23 February 2022 - Friday 25 February 2022

 VKI PhD Symposium


We are happy to confirm that the online / on-site PhD symposium will be organized from 23 to 25 February 2022. Prominent lecturers in three application fields of fluid dynamics will give a keynote lecture opening each day of the symposium.

During the 13rd PhD symposium, the VKI graduate students will review the doctoral research carried out in the three departments of the Institute: Aeronautics and Aerospace, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, and Turbomachinery and Propulsion.

The first-year PhD students will present a short pitch of maximum 5 minutes on their research plans and some preliminary results. Their posters are available for download on the programme tab.

The second-year students will give a 15-minute talk on their research activities and progress results followed by 5 minutes of questions.

The third-year  students will give a 20-minute talk followed by 5 minutes of questions. 

The talks are organized in sessions according to the following topics: 

-Liquid Metals & Industrial Flows

-Environmental flows & Safety

-Aerodynamics & Aeronautics


-Liquid & Solid Propulsion



-Rarefied and plasma flows

-Turbine aerodynamics & heat transfer

-Compressor aerodynamics & heat transfer

-Shape Optimization

-Instrumentation & measurement techniques


Online / On-site Symposium

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Ride (near Brussels)

Programme (UTC+1)

Will be available in October


Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation by email to the VKI secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your email should contain the following information: indicate your firstname, lastname, current nationality, address, affiliation and position, and mention as subject "Participation in 2022 VKI PhD Symposium."

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the symposium.


Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72