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Mihai Mihaescu

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Professor

Researcher


About me

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 a research group, he is affiliated at KTH with the Linné FLOW Centre and the Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx), being the CCGEx Director since 2019.

Dr. 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, Mihai continued at UC, serving as Research Associate and then as Research Assistant Professor (until 2011).

Dr. 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 of 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), since 2019.

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 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 MeetingsAmerican Society of Pedriatic Otolaryngology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 2007.


Courses

Degree Project in Fluid Mechanics, Second Cycle (SG213X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Mechanics, Second Cycle (SG212X), examiner | Course web

Mechanics I (SG1133), assistant | Course web

Mechanics, Smaller Course (SG1102), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Research Methodology in Engineering Mechanics (SG2128), teacher | Course web