Palabos Online Seminar Series

This seminar series presents applications and use cases achieved with Palabos. It is typically held on a monthly basis, on the first Wednesdays of the month. To cope with different time zones, the seminar is held at 10 am CET or 5 pm Geneva time(see seminar description).

Next Seminar, October 6th

Date and Time: November 3rd, 5:00 pm Geneva time
Participation Link: Zoom link
Speaker: Dr. Pablo A. García-Salaberri , University Carlos III de Madrid
Title:  Modeling effective mass, charge and heat transport properties of thin porous media using the lattice Boltzmann method
Abstract: TBA
Speaker Biography:
Pablo A. García-Salaberri holds a five-year B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and a two-year M.S. degree in Industrial Mathematics (2012) from University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M, Spain), having graduated with honors in both cases. Pablo continued his studies in the Fluid Mechanics Research Group at UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he completed his PhD in Mathematical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Marcos Vera (2015). His PhD thesis, awarded among the most outstanding thesis in the program of Mathematical Engineering, deals with the multiphysics modeling of liquid-feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs) and the characterization of diffusive transport properties of Gas Diffusion Layers (GDLs). As part of his doctoral program, Pablo performed in 2013 a three-month stay at the Porous Materials Engineering & Analysis Lab (PMEAL, Canada), hosted by Dr. Jeff Gostick. After his doctoral studies, Pablo received a postdoctoral fellowship from the joint program of the German federal government between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to work six months at the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (Germany). After that, Pablo came back to the UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he worked as postdoctoral researcher with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education for a period of six months (2016). In this period, his work focused on the development of mathematical models for hydrogen Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs). Since 2017, Pablo is Assistant Professor at the UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses (Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Concepts of Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Simulation of Industrial Flows, Hydraulic Machines) and continues his research on Transport in Porous Media, Microfluidics, and Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices. Pablo’s scientific career has been highly influenced by international collaborations, among which it is worth noting the Fulbright Fellowship received in 2019 to visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, USA) under the supervision of Dr. Adam Z. Weber.

Upcoming Seminars

October 6th, 2021, 5 pm CET  Cancelled, will take place on November 3rd     
November 3rd, 2021, 5 pm Geneva time      
December 1st, 2021, TBA      
January 5th, 2022, TBA      
February 2nd, 2022, TBA      


Past Seminars

Date Presenter Title    
September 1st, 2021 Ying Li Understanding Nanoparticle Transport in Human Vasculature Through Large-Scale Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations Recording PDF
August 4th, 2021 Helen Morrison Towards simulating the mobilization of objects on the sea floor Recording PDF
July 7th, 2021 Philippe Mercier The impact of the seabed morphology on turbulence at tidal stream power sites Recording PDF
June 2nd, 2021 Jonathan Lemus Modelling Settling-Driven Gravitational Instabilities at the Base of Volcanic Clouds Using the LBM Recording PDF
May 5th, 2021 Jonas Latt From CPU to GPU in 80 days Recording PDF


Jonas Latt
High Performance Fluid Simulation
University of Geneva


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