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Updated on December 29, 2023 by Mario Romero.

Webinar on fluid dynamics for understanding aerosol transport (November 2020)

Fluid Dynamics for understanding aerosol transport with relevance to respiratory disorders and treatment; a research-driven education live webinar

Videos of the talks:


Day 1: November 11, 2020, 12:45 - 17:00

Day 2: November 12, 2020, 9:00 - 12:00


Zoom Webinar: 


This workshop will gather scientists and physicians from academia and hospitals from Sweden and abroad as well as potential industrial partners to assess the current state-of-the art fluid dynamics research with applications to understanding aerosol transport and respiratory disorders' spreading and potential treatments.

Topics will include: aerosols transport, functional respiratory imaging, fluid dynamics of airway and lung disorders, respiratory fluid dynamics (including treatment), fragmentation and breakup mechanisms of non-Newtonian liquids with relevance to coughing, sneezing and droplets spreading.


Mihai Mihaescu, Lisa Prahl Wittberg, and Mario Romero from the Departments of Engineering Mechanics and Computational Science and Technology at KTH, Sweden.


November 11th, 2020

12:45 – 13:00

Introduction to workshop, KTH, research groups, agenda

Mihai Mihaescu, Lisa Prahl Wittberg, and Mario Romero

Topic 1: Understanding Aerosols Transport and Transmission - Chair: Mario Romero

13:00 – 13:20

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Experimental characterization of aerosols and droplets that contain viruses in indoor environments

Jakob Löndahl

Lund University, Sweden

13:20 – 13:40

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Development and usage of a high-performing diagnostic test of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Sophia Hober

KTH, Sweden

13:40 – 14:20

(30 + 10 Q&A)

Keynote: Aerosolization risk and the effectiveness of containment strategies

Etienne Robert

Politechnique Montréal, Canada

14:20 - 14:40

(15 + 5 Q&A)

A Mathematical Framework for Estimating Risk of Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 with Application to Facemask Use and Social Distancing

Rajat Mittal

Johns Hopkins, USA

14:40 - 15:00

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Integration-based vector field analysis

Tino Weinkauf

KTH, Sweden

15:00 - 15:15


Topic 2: Respiratory Disorders and the Fluid Dynamics of Respiration - Chair: Mihai Mihaescu

15:15 - 15:55

(30 + 10 Q&A)

Keynote: Functional Respiratory Imaging to better understand and treat COVID-19

Jan de Backer

FLUIDDA, Belgium & USA

15:55 – 16:15

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for pulmonary dysfunction

L Mikael Broman

ECMO Centre, Karolinska University H., Sweden

16:15 – 16:35

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Numerical and experimental investigation of atomisation in a model of the King, Brock and Lundell cough machine

Stéphane Zaleski

Sorbonne Université, France

16:35 – 16:55

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Effect of face-masks during air-borne pandemics from fluid mechanical aspects: A collaboration between four universities

Staffan Lundström

Luleå TU, Sweden

16:55 – 17:00

Closing Remarks (Day 1)


November 12th, 2020

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Day 2

Mihai Mihaescu

Topic 3: Treatment Perspectives - Chair: Lisa Prahl Wittberg

09:15 – 09:55

(30 + 10 Q&A)

Keynote: Airway inflammation in chronic airway diseases; current perspectives and future challenges

Apostolos Bossios

Dept. Allergy & Respiratory Medicine, Karolinska University H., Sweden

09:55 - 10:15

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Technological and biopharmaceutical characterization of aerosols

Ruggero Bettini

University of Parma, Italy

10:15 - 10:35

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Fluid mechanics importance and challenges when developing critical care ventilators

Magnus Hallbäck

Getinge AB, Sweden

10:35 - 10:55

(15 + 5 Q&A)

Fluid mechanics aspects of drug administration by inhalation

Laszlo Fuchs

KTH, Sweden

10:55 - 11:55

Panel Discussions

Live questions through the chat box in zoom.

Panelists: all speakers


Lisa Prahl Wittberg

Mihai Mihaescu

Mario Romero

11:55 – 12:00

Closing Remarks


Mixed-Reality Stockholm (2017-2019)

Augmented Reality Stockholm

Funded by 1.7M Kr from the Swedish Tourist Industry's Research and Development Fund, BFUFMixed Reality Stockholm explores Context-Aware Augmented Reality Experiences In and Beyond the Museum. To press release.

The aim of this project is to enrich and extend the museum and touring experiences of Stockholm through context-aware augmented reality (AR) media on the mobile devices of visitors and citizens who will consume and produce content both within the halls and around the streets of participating museums and on bus lines that include the museums as destinations.



Together with Medelhavsmuseet with are creating an augmented reality exploring the personal and cultural meaning of the Cypruss Colection of figurines.
Together with Stadsmuseet and Spårvägsmuseet we are exploring augmented reality bus city tours.


Prostate Cancer Analysis Tool (2017-2018) 

In collaboration with Janssen and Karolinska Division of Urology, we are developing visual analytics tools to support the practices of clinicians, epidemiologists, municipality policy makers and urban planners who make informed decisions regarding prostate cancer, the number one cancer killer of men in Sweden. Together with our Information Visualization 2017 students, we have created three prototypes which we will continue to test and develop in the fall of 2017.


Demographic prostate cancer data analysis tool. Project in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet Department of Urology and Janssen Sweden.


Cohort Analysis Tool (CAT) for prostate cancer data. Project in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet Department of Urology and Janssen Sweden.


Individual patient prostate cancer data used by caregiver to track treatment. Project in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet Department of Urology and Janssen Sweden.


EuroVis 2014 Workshop: Towards Visualization Literacy

Visualization Literacy Workshop EuroVis 2014 June 10, 2014 - Swansea, Wales, UK


EuroVis 2014

EuroVis 2014 June 10, 2014 - Swansea, Wales, UK

Room: Faraday H

2014-06-13 News: We had an engaging workshop where everyone was eager to share their opinions, perspectives, and ideas. I have shared some photos.

2014-06-07 News: We are honored to inform that have confirmed Professor David Ebert as panelist! We are also honored with the volunteer participation in the Course Design Exercise of Dr. Martin Turner, Dr. Simon Walton, Dr. Sara Johansson Fernstad, and PhD student Jeremy Boy.

Confirmed Panelists:

Confirmed Course Design Exercise Leaders:


  • 09:00 – 09:15      Opening: welcome, general theme, objectives

    • Min Chen

  • 09:15 – 09:30      Define the Course Design Exercise: goal, scope, deliverables

    • Mario Romero

  • 09:30 – 10:30      Panel: What is the research scope of visualization literacy?

    • Panelists: David Ebert, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Andy Kirk, Mario Romero

    • Convenor: Min Chen

  • 10:30 – 11:00  Coffee

  • 11:00 – 11:45      Presentation of the course design exercise.

    • Course Designers: Open to all attendees.

    • Convenor: Mario Romero

  • 11:45 – 12:15      Panel: Review and Discussions

    • Panelists: Jean-Daniel Fekete, Andy Kirk, TBA

    • Convenor: Mario Romero

  • 12:15 - 12:30      Closing remarks, thanks.

    • Min Chen

Scope: In recent years, visualization has reached almost every walk of life. While the value of visualization has been appreciated by most people, the widely-used visual representations remain fundamentally similar to those invented some 300 years ago. When visualization research is leaping ahead with innovative visual designs, we need to find effective means for improving the visualization literacy within the larger population that produces and consumes visual data analysis content as an integral part of the agenda for visualization science and technology. The workshop aims to engage visualization educators and researchers in a discussion where we define and promote a new research agenda focused on understanding and enriching popular visualization literacy. 

As a scholarly subject, visualization literacy is expected to encompass both cognitive aspects (e.g., non-verbal reasoning, and spatial navigation with visual representations) and pedagogical aspects (e.g., learning visual representations, metaphors and languages, educational curricula, and specialized training), and to explore cognitive abilities in visualization evaluation and competency development. We ask the questions: what are the component abilities of visualization literacy? How do we develop these abilities individually and as a whole? How do we measure and track developmental progress of these abilities?  What is the relationship between these abilities and visualization types and tasks? The intended outcome of the workshop is to synthesize the key elements of a discussion revolving around the elements of visualization literacy. Concretely, we will write a position paper with this synthesis as a point of reference for future research in information visualization education and evaluation.


Mario Romero, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Maria Velez, CA Technologies, USA.
Greg McInerny, Oxford University, UK.
Deborah Silver, Rutgers University, US.
Min Chen, Oxford University, UK.

Updated on December 29, 2023 by Mario Romero.