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63rd Graduation Ceremony

The 63rd graduation ceremony of the Research Master in Fluid Dynamics took place at the von Karman Institute this 28th of June 2019.

The ceremony started with Mr. Peter Grognard, Managing Director of the von Karman Institute who congratulated the graduates.

This was followed by the speech of His Excellency Pascal Heyman, Permanent Representative of Belgium to NATO who addressed a great speech to the students on behalf of the VKI Board of Directors. Then Dr. Bryan Wells, on behalf of NATO’s Science and Technology Organization, stressed the importance of VKI for the NATO countries.

A special presentation has then be done by Dr. Christopher Chahine, Research Engineer at VKI, who completed his PhD thesis this year. He presented a unique research activity at VKI: "The Quest for Sustainable Thrust - Advanced Design for Future Jet Engine Fan Blades".

His technical presentation was followed by the inspiring speech of Prof. Falk Klinge from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Ostfalia University for Applied Sciences, who succeeded the research master in 2000-2001. He shared his experience at the von Karman Institute with the Graduates and underlined the importance of the balanced combination between the work life and the family life.

The diploma distribution started with the awards.

This ceremony was highlighted by the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Léa of Belgium. She gave Prince Alexandre of Belgium Award for the Best Presentation to Roman Poletti for his project entitled: "Proof of concept by CFD of an aerodynamically controlled capturing device".

The remaining awards and diplomas were distributed by his Excellency Pascal Heyman.

The Theodore von Karman Prize was attributed to Matilde Fiore for her project entitled: "Analysis of the multicomponent diffusion impact on hydrohen issues in water".

Marco Manfredi was awarded the Belgian Government Prize. His project was entitled "Loss correlation and update for low-aspect ratio transonic axial compressors".

The Excellence in Experimental Research has been given to Konstantinos Vratsinis for his project on "Insect impact on leading edge - Study in VKI cold wind tunnel" , while the Excellence in Numerical Research has been given to Enrico Marco Di Marzo for his work on "Multidisciplinary optimization of a U-band".

We would like to congratulate the Graduates who received their diplomas:

with honours: Federica Ascione, Michele Capriati, Pedro Dinis Caseiro Jorge, Enrico Marco Di Marzo, Matilde Fiore, Erwan Jézéquel, Barış Kale, Marco Manfredi, Ludovico Galileo Nista, François Piette, Fabio Pino, Romain Poletti, Riccardo Toracchio, Luca Zampini
and
Muhsin Can Akkurt, Orestis Amoiridis, Salvatore Asaro, Giove De Cosmo, Diana Zaida Felgueiras Luís, Dániel Gábor Kovács, Aude Lecardonnel, Salvatore Mignano, Nikolaos Mourousias, Sascha Podlech, Georgios Eftychios Protopapadakis, Pedro Miguel Rodrigues Da Costa Simões Gonçalves, Tuğba Tunçel, Themistoklis Vargiemezis, Konstantinos Vratsinis, Giacomo Zuccarino

Pierre Kerhascoet will present his project at a later date.

Sana Amri, Fadile Yudum Çömez Özgün, Emilia Georgiana Prisăcariu were also enrolled in the Research Master.


The Best Collaborative Award was given to François Piette by Prof. Mario Carbonaro, Honorary Director, in the name of the alumni association.

The dean of the VKI faculty, Prof. Jeroen van Beeck announced that the Best PhD presentation award of the Phd Symposium 2019 was attributed to Simon Demange for his work on "Absolute Instability in Plasma Jet", while the best poster award with ballot votes was attributed to: Cem Berk Şenel “Generalized scale-adaptive 3D planetary boundary layer model based on LES for the Earth’s and Mars atmospheres” and Andrea Fagnani “Comprehensive characterization of the aerothermomechanical response of space debris to atmospheric entry plasmas”

Finally, Mr. Giacomo Zuccarino, representative of the Research Master students, gave a vote of thanks to the guests.

Peter Grognard

Mr. Peter Grognard,
Managing Director, von Karman Institute

Pascal Heyman

Ambassador Pascal Heyman,
Permanent Representation of Belgium to NATO

Bryan Wells

Dr. Bryan Wells,
Designated NATO Chief Scientist

Christopher Chahine

Dr. Christopher Chahine,
Research Engineer in the Turbomachinery and Propulsion Department, von Karman Institute

Falk Klinge

Prof. Falk Klinge,
Ostfalia University for Applied Sciences,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Matilde Fiore

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Matilde Fiore
Theodore von Karman Prize

Marco Manfredi

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Marco Manfredi
Belgian Government Prize

Romain Poletti

Her Royal Highness Princess Léa of Belgium and Romain Poletti
Prince Alexandre of Belgium Award for Best Presentation

Konstantinos Vratsinis

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Konstantinos Vratsinis
Excellence in Experimental Research

Enrico Marco Di Marzo

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Enrico Marco Di Marzo
Excellence in Numerical Research

Federica Ascione

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Federica Ascione

Michele Capriati

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Michele Capriati

Pedro Dinis Caseiro Jorge

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Pedro Dinis Caseiro Jorge

Erwan Jézéquel

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Erwan Jézéquel

Barış Kale

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Barış Kale

Ludovico Galileo Nista

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Ludovico Galileo Nista

Erwan Jézéquel

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Erwan Jézéquel

François Piette

Prof. Mario Carbonaro and François Piette
Best Collaboration Award

Fabio Pino

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Fabio Pino

Riccardo Toracchio

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Riccardo Toracchio

Luca Zampini

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Luca Zampini

Muhsin Can Akkurt

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Muhsin Can Akkurt

Orestis Amoiridis

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Orestis Amoiridis

Salvatore Asaro

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Salvatore Asaro

Giove De Cosmo

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Giove De Cosmo

Diana Zaida Felgueiras Luís

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Diana Zaida Felgueiras Luís

Dániel Gábor Kovács

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Dániel Gábor Kovács

Aude Lecardonnel

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Aude Lecardonnel

Salvatore Mignano

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Salvatore Mignano

Nikolaos Mourousias

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Nikolaos Mourousias

Sascha Podlech

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Sascha Podlech

Georgios Eftychios Protopapadakis

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and
Georgios Eftychios Protopapadakis

Pedro Miguel Rodrigues Da Costa Simões Gonçalves

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and
Pedro Miguel Rodrigues Da Costa Simões Gonçalves

Tuğba Tunçel

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Tuğba Tunçel

Themistoklis Vargiemezis

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Themistoklis Vargiemezis

Giacomo Zuccarino

His Excellency Pascal Heyman and Giacomo Zuccarino
Representative of the research master graduates

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Prof. Mario Carbonaro and Simon Demande
Annual PhD Symposium Best Presentation Award

Andrea Fagniani

Prof. Mario Carbonaro and Andrea Fagniani
Annual PhD Symposium Best Poster Award

Cem Berk Şenel

Prof. Mario Carbonaro and Cem Berk Şenel
Annual PhD Symposium Best Poster Award

 

 
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