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Marie-Jean Thoraval

Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU),China
International Center for Applied Mechanics (ICAM)
School of Aerospace Engineering
State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures

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Mailbox:mjthoraval@xjtu.edu.cn

Phone: +86-29-82666239

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Address:Office East 213, School of Aerospace Engineering, No. 28, Xianning West Road, Beilin Disctrict, Xi'an City, Shannxi Province, China

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Master/PhD positions in Fluid Mechanics  – Prof. Thoraval, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

 

 

Positions:

The group of Professor Marie-Jean THORAVAL is currently accepting applications for Master or PhD student positions starting in September 2020.

 

Laboratory: High Speed & Multiphase Flow Laboratory

Location: Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi'an, China

Affiliations: International Center for Applied Mechanics (ICAM), State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)

 

Introduction:

Marie-Jean THORAVAL: Professor of Fluid Mechanics, School of Aerospace of XJTU, MS/PhD supervisor, National Young Talent

Professor Marie-Jean THORAVAL obtained his Master degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) in 2007 and Supaéro (Toulouse, France) in 2008. He then pursued his PhD in Fluid Mechanics with Professor Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), from where he graduated in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics of Fluids group in the University of Twente (The Netherlands), with Professor Jacco Snoeijer, Professor Frits Dijksman and Professor Detlef Lohse. Since September 2015, he is Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University where he received a National Young Talent Program.

His research focuses on interfacial flows, including drops and bubbles, combining the fastest high-speed cameras together with large parallel numerical simulations. His research has been published in top journals such as Physical Review Letters (PRL), Journal of Fluid Mechanics (JFM), Physical Review E (PRE) and Chemical Engineering Journal (CEJ). His results have been highlighted in three cover images of Journal of Fluid Mechanics and have recently received the 2018 Best Scientific Award of the Photron Slow Motion Video Award. He is currently in charge of two research funds from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) supporting his research.

 

Requirements: Obtain a degree in a related major, including Mechanics, Physics and Chemistry.

 

Contact information:

 

Please send your application to mjthoraval@xjtu.edu.cn explaining your motivation to apply and including your CV and other relevant materials. Also provide the link to this announcement.

Grants funded

 NSFC Research Fund for International Young Scientists                                                             2019 – 2020   

Splashing of a liquid drop containing one or a few spherical solid particles (11850410439)
400,000 CNY
 
Young  NSFC  Project                                                                                                                        2018 – 2020
Impact of a drop containing bubbles – 含有气泡的液滴冲击研究 (11702210)
260,000 CNY
 
NSFC  Emergency Project                                                                                                                             2016
Drop impact of complex fluids – 复杂流体液滴滴落碰撞问题研究 (11542016)
180,000 CNY
 
EFMC11 Young  Researchers Grant, Spain                                                                            12 – 16 Sep 2016  
Financial support to attend the 11th European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC11)
150 Euros
 
Young Talent Support Plan B of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China                                                2015 – 2021
西安交通大学 “ 青年拔尖人才支持计划” B类
 1  Million CNY
 
Research

Highly motivated dynamic researcher with a strong multidisciplinary scientific training – Teamwork and management experience in international environments – Combining experimental and numerical approaches to study the fast dynamics of multiphase flows

Expertise: Fluid Mechanics – High-Speed Imaging – Multiphase Flows – Drops – Bubbles – Inkjet Printing – Complex fluids

 

Professional experience

Professor –  教授                                                                                                                             From Jul 2016
XJTU – Xi’an Jiaotong University – 西安交通大学                                                                              Xi’an,  China
ICAM – International Center for Applied Mechanics – 国际应用力学中心
School of Aerospace Engineering – 航天航空学院
State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures – 机械结构强度与振动国家重点实验室
 
Tenure-track  PI – 特聘研究员                                                                                              Sep 2015 – Jun 2016
XJTU – Xi’an Jiaotong University – 西安交通大学                                                                               Xi’an,  China
ICAM – International Center for Applied Mechanics – 国际应用力学中心
School of Aerospace Engineering – 航天航空学院
State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures – 机械结构强度与振动国家重点实验室
 
Postdoctoral Researcher                                                                                                   Sep 2013 – Aug  2015
University of Twente                                                                                                    Enschede, The Netherlands
With: Profs. J. F. Dijksman, J. H. Snoeijer and D. Lohse Laboratory: Physics of Fluids group
Inkjet printing of suspensions – Drop impact splashing of complex fluids – Rheology of nano-particle dispersions – Surface characterization – Supervision of Ph.D. and Master students
 
Postdoctoral Researcher                                                                                                            May – Aug 2013
KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology                                           Thuwal, Saudi  Arabia
With: Prof. S. T. Thoroddsen
Laboratory: High-Speed Fluids Imaging Laboratory
High-speed imaging of bubbles and droplets coalescence – Liquid drop impacts with different fluids in the drop and the pool – Supervision of Master students
 
Teaching  Assistant                                                                                                                      Sep – Dec 2009
KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology                                            Thuwal, Saudi  Arabia
Teacher: Prof. S. Chaieb
Class: Thermodynamics for graduate studies in thermal sciences (ME 270)
 
Aeronautics Analyst                                                                                                            Nov 2008 – Mar 2009
French Embassy – Economic Department                                                                                         Beijing, China
Market research on the aeronautics industry in China – Meetings with industrials and officials
 
Reservoir Research                                                                                                                      Apr – Aug  2008
TOTAL Geoscience Research Centre                                                                                              Aberdeen,  UK
Analysis of a Pore Network Modelling numerical code for water injection into viscous oil
 
Inkjet Printing Research                                                                                                               Apr – Jun  2007
IMRE – Institute of Materials Research and Engineering                                                                        Singapore
Characterization of the printing accuracy of the Microdrop AutoDrop System
 
Assistant Section Chief                                                                                                      Nov 2004 – May 2005
93 ◦  Mountain Artillery Regiment of the French Army                                                                     Varces, France 
In charge of 32 personnels for physical and military activities – Special winter 
training in the mountain – Patrolling mission at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport for 2 weeks
 
Education

Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics                                                                                                                   2009 – 2013

KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology                                           Thuwal, Saudi  Arabia
Advisor:  Prof. S. T. Thoroddsen
Laboratory: High-Speed Fluids Imaging Laboratory Thesis title: Drop impact splashing and air entrapment Defence date:  17 March 2013
Funding class Ph.D. student in the first Ph.D. graduation of the university – Involved in the laboratory development – High-speed imaging of drops and bubbles – Supercomputer parallel simulations of interfacial flows with the Gerris code
 
Research Master                                                                                                                                2007 – 2008
ISAE Supaéro – Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace                                          Toulouse, France
Research Master 2 DET – Option Fluid Dynamics Speciality: Fluid Dynamics
 
Ingénieur Supaéro (Master level)                                                                                                    2007 –  2008
ISAE Supaéro – Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace                                          Toulouse, France
Domain: Aeronautical Systems Speciality:  Aerodynamics
Aircraft conception and optimisation – Physical modelling of aeronautical phenomena – Flight tests in a TB20 plane – Airfoil study in a wind tunnel
 
Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master level)                                                                                         2004 –  2008
Ecole Polytechnique                                                                                                                   Palaiseau, France
Two majors in Fluid Dynamics, with experimental and numerical projects:
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) of a plume near an inclined wall – Air jet noise measurements in an anechoic chamber – Collective experimental and numerical study of a flapping wing
Took classes of:  Profs. D. Quéré & C. Clanet
 
Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Écoles                                                                                     2001 –   2004
Lycée privée Sainte-Geneviève                                                                                                  Versailles, France
Intensive scientific preparation to the competitive entrance examination to the Grandes Écoles, including Mathematics, Physics and  Chemistry
 
Awards

Best Scientific Award of the Photron Slow Motion Video Award                                                              2018   

Rebound of a oil-lubricated water drop on a hydrophilic surface
Nathan BLANKEN, Muhammad Saeed SALEEM, Carlo ANTONINI, Marie-Jean THORAVAL
 
Excellent Foreign Teacher  in Shaanxi Province                                                                                        2017
陕西省2017年优秀外籍教师
 
Top  ten new academic staff of XJTU                                                                                                          2017
西安交通大学第三届 “ 十大学术新人”
 
Tang Scholar program of the Cyrus Tang Foundation                                                                  2017 – 2019
西安交通大学第一届 “ 仲英青年学者”
 
Young Talent Support Plan A of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China                                              2016 –  2022
西安交通大学 “ 青年拔尖人才支持计划” A类
 
Young Talent Support Plan B of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China                                              2015 –  2021
西安交通大学 “ 青年拔尖人才支持计划” B类
 
KAUST Fellowship                                                                                                                            2009 – 2013
KAUST Provost Award                                                                                                                     2009 – 2011
PEGASUS Award                                                                                                                                   Oct 2008
100 young French scientists to visit China                                                                    23 – 30 October 2006  
Selected as one of the 100 young French scientists to visit China with President Jacques Chirac – Reception with Previous President Hu Jintao – Official visits to universities and companies in Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai
 
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