Mercator Fellows

​Mirco Magnini

Dr. Magnini is Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, UK (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/fluids-and-thermal-engineering/meet-the-team/mirco.magnini) and has expertise in the numerical simulation and theoretical modelling of multiphase flows, phase change, heat transfer, and thin liquid film using lubrication theory. He has worked extensively on the numerical simulation of flow boiling within microchannels using both commercial (see Magnini et al, Int J Heat Mass Transf 59 (2013) 451) and opensource (Magnini et al., Int J Heat Mass Transf 150 (2020) 119322) CFD packages augmented with self-developed functions, and will collaborate with Subproject 1 by sharing his related expertise in numerical modelling, exchanging numerical solvers and validation data.

 

 

 

​Oana Luca

Professor Luca (https://www.colorado.edu/chemistry/oana-luca) is on the faculty at University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, CO, US with expertise in catalysis, synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, in the field of electrochemical synthesis and process chemistry. There, she develops new chemical and electrochemical reactions and catalysts. She studies mechanism to inform optimization and scaleup and is interested in the development of new methodologies and techniques to inform mechanistic understanding (ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 3, 1961–1968, Molecules 2020, 25(12), 2742, Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 2053-2057). She works with the ProMiSe Team on the development of reactor technology for electrochemical and photochemical processes.