Mihai Mihaescu is Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Docent in Fluid Mechanics (KTH, 2013), and AIAA Associate Fellow. In addition to establishing and leading aresearch group, he is affiliated at KTH with FLOW and the Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx), being the CCGEx Director between 2019 to 2022.
Prof. Mihaescu holds a PhD degree in Fluid Mechanics from Lund University (LTH, 2005). He carried out his postdoctoral studies (2005-2007) at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Gas Dynamics and Propulsion Laboratory, at the University of Cincinnati (UC), USA. After his postdoctoral studies, he continued at UC, serving as Research Associate and then as Research Assistant Professor (until 2011).
Prof. Mihaescu started his career at KTH Royal Institute of Technology initially as Researcher (2011-2014). He continued as Associate Professor (2014-2020), before being promoted to Professor in Fluid Mechanics (2020).
Research interests & Specialties:
I am an experienced scientist in the field of applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Aeroacoustics, with an extensive experience in establishing collaborations and performing high-quality research in partnerships with leading organizations in aerospace and automotive industries, energy conversion and medical sciences.
My research activities are answering to three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, namely Health, Energy, and Climate action. My research strategy is based on advancing fundamental knowledge on fluid dynamics to provide physics-based guidance for:
- development of more efficient and environmentally friendly energy conversion and propulsion systems;
- development of fast & accurate predictive simulation tools within this context;
- enhancing understanding of the flow in human airways with the purpose of improving quality of life of patients with airway and respiratory disorders.
Research Interests: Fluid dynamics; Aeroacoustics; Flow control; Noise suppression technologies; Turbulent jets; Transonic and supersonic flows; Gas exchange processes associated with propulsion sytems; Turbomachinery and Turbocharging; Biofluid dynamics.
Research & Professional activities:
Director of the Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx), 2019-2022.
American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow.
Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Editor: Ahmed Al-Jumaily, PhD
Associate Editor for Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME)
Member of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (CFDTC), ASME Fluids Engineering Division.
Member of the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee (FMTC), ASME Fluids Engineering Division.
Honors & Awards:
AIAA Associate Fellow - class of 2020. ”AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.”
Swedish Research Council (VR) Grant, VR 2020-04857, 2021.
Swedish Research Council (VR) Grant, VR 621-2012-4256, 2013.
The Göran Gustafsson Young Scientist Award (UU/KTH), Sweden, 2012.
Erik Petersohns Minne, 2011.
Faculty Development Council Individual Award for Professional Development, University of Cincinnati, USA, 2009.
1st Place Award - Basic Science at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings /American Society of Pedriatic Otolaryngology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 2007.
Degree Project in Fluid Mechanics, Second Cycle (SG213X), examiner | Course web
Fluid Mechanics (SG2214), assistant | Course web
Mechanics I (SG1130), teacher | Course web
Mechanics, Smaller Course (SG1102), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web
Sustainable development and research methodology in engineering mechanics (SA2002), teacher, assistant | Course web
Thermodynamics (SG1216), teacher | Course web