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    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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  • von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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  • von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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    2021 - 65th Anniversary

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About the VKI 65th Anniversary Celebration

Tthe von Karman Institute will organize a ceremony for the celebration of its 65th anniversary later in Spring or September 2022 

In view of the transformation brought by technology, by digitalization, by advances in Fluids Dynamics, by climate change and the pandemic, celebrating together with you, by memorizing the VKI history and tradition and looking forward into the future, we expect a heartful and inspiring time. A day will be devoted to the alumni association general assembly and the scientific session concluded by a cocktail and the traditional alumni dinner. The 2nd day the alumni and their families will visit the labs with our faculty members and engineers and discover the last experiments performed at VKI.

Address

Waterloosteenweg 72,
1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode,
Belgium

Time

Postponed to a later date in Spring or September 2022

VKI 65th Anniversary Programme

Day 1

08:30 - 09:45
Registration of Alumni
10:00 - 11:45
General Assembly of VKI Alumni Association
11:45 - 12:45
Sandwich lunch
11:45 - 12:45
Sandwich lunch
13:00 - 13:10
Welcome by the VKI Board of Directors
13:00 - 13:25

The importance of Science & Technology for the Alliance

Dr. Giovanni Sembenini, Deputy Director, CMRE, Italy

13:25 - 13:50
VKI in a Changing World
Speaker
Mr. Peter Grognard, VKI director
13:50 - 18:20
Scientific Session by outstanding VKI graduates and Laudationes for Profs. J.M. Buchlin and H. Deconinck on occasion of their retirements
13:50 – 14:20
Rocket Lab - Space is open for business (online)
Speaker
Dr. Sandy Tirtey
Director, Global Commercial Launch Services, New Zealand
14:20 – 14:50
Chances and challenges of supersonic flights
Speaker
Mr. Andres Garzon
Sr Program Manager, AeroTEC, Seattle Washington
14:50 – 15:20
How cityscapes catch the wind
Speaker
Prof. Catherine Gorlé
University Stanford, USA
15:20 – 15:50
Break
15:50 – 16:20
Building a safe, clean and affordable hydrogen economy – challenges & opportunities
Speaker
Mr. Paul Bogers
Vice President Hydrogen, Shell, United Kingdom
16:20 – 16:50
Hydrogen as an energy carrier and an important component of Europe’s decarbonization plan
Speaker
Dr. Athanassios Stubos
Director of Research at National Research Center Demokritos, Greece
16:50 – 17:20
Fluid dynamics research for industrial safety
Speaker
Dr. Hugues Prétrel
Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France
17:20 – 17:50
Laudatio of Prof. J.M. Buchlin
Speaker
Prof. Miguel Mendez
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium
17:50 – 18:20
Laudatio of Prof. H. Deconinck
Speaker
Dr. Mario Ricchiuto
Senior Research scientist, Deputy head of science, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest research center, France
18:20 – 19:30
Cocktail
19:30 – 20:00
Bus Departure to the Restaurant (Van Der Valk - Hôtel Nivelles-Sud: https://www.hotelnivellessud.be/en/culinary)
20:00
VKI Alumni Dinner

Day 2

11:00 - 16:00
Visit of laboraties for the alumni and families and open to public
14:00 - 16:00
VKI - Alumni association Board Meeting

Key Speakers

DR. Sandy Tirtey

Director, Global Commercial Launch Services, New Zealand

Prof. Catherine Gorlé

University Stanford, USA

Mr. Andres Garzon

Sr Program Manager, AeroTEC, Seattle Washington

DR. Paul Bogers

Vice President Hydrogen, Shell, United Kingdom

DR. Athanasios Stubos

Director of Research at National Research Center Demokritos, Greece

Prof. Miguel Mendez

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium

Dr. Hugues Prétrel

Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, France

DR. Mario Ricchiuto

Senior Research scientist, Deputy head of science, Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest research center, France

Dr. Giovanni Sembenini

Deputy Director, CMRE, Italy