Alex Fagregat

Department: Mechanical Eng. Dept. Institution: URV

After obtaining his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Rovira i Virgili University he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa (Canada) where he worked on Computational Fluid Dynamics solvers
based on Spectral Elements.
He later held a postdoc position at the Mathematics Department of the City University of New York (US) and was a member of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE).
During this appointment he used numerical simulations to better understand the turbulent transport in oceanic settings with emphasis on dispersion processes in turbulent buoyant plumes generated by deepwater blowouts.
This type of turbulent flows pose significant challenges due to the wide variety of physical and chemical phenomena including multiphase fluids, mass transfer and chemical reactions, rotation and stratification.
He’s been also interested in improving our understanding of the breakup processes in immiscible, multiphase systems in turbulent flows.
Currently, as a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the URV and the Chair for University and Knowledge Region, he continues his research on transport phenomena in multiphase turbulent flow configurations.