Special Issue "Physics in Engineering: A Themed Issue in Honour of Professor Peter Vadasz on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: convection; porous media; instability; numerical simulation; asymptotic analysis; non-Newtonian fluids
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Special Issue in Fluids: Convective Instability in Porous Media, Volume II
Topical Collection in Fluids: Challenges and Advances in Heat and Mass Transfer
2. School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa
It is our priviledge and honour to guest edit this Special Issue, which is dedicated to Professor Peter Vadasz on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Although he has many interests, he is an eminent leader and authority on the study of convective instabilities in porous media and has a particular interest in rotating systems of different kinds. He has dedicated much of his career to such systems and has recently published the well-received monograph, “Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Porous Media”. He has also been honoured by having the Vadasz number named for him.
Besides being an exemplary scientist he was/is known for having the “Vadasz Effect” as a teacher. He joined the University of Durban-Westville in 1991 at a crucial time in the engineering faculty’s history. As a start, he led a team that resulted in the engineering faculty receiving full accreditation from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). From that point on, his academic and administrative prowess became legendary. His students have described him as someone who is down to earth and approachable, to the extent that his lectures were always filled with interesting content, international affairs and very interesting scientific titbits that you could never read about. A student can attest to this. His inspiration, openness, and willingness to share his knowledge has inspired hundreds of students that graduated under him. To that end, most of those students try to mimic his work ethic and principles and today hold important and influential positions in key institutes/organizations. In 2002, Professor Peter Vadasz joined Northern Arizona University as the chair of mechanical engineering, where he is currently employed today.
Dr. D. Andrew Rees
Dr. Saneshan Govender
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- rotating systems
- weak turbulence
- transport phenomena in porous media
- fluid dynamics
- heat transfer
- nanotechnology–nano-heat transfer
- biological engineering
- investigation of nonlinear effects-stability, bifurcation, and routes to chaos
- physical and mathematical modeling and simulations