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Dr Anatoliy Vorobev BSc, MSc, PhD


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Dr Anatoliy Vorobev is Lecturer within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Dr A Vorobev obtained his BSc in 1998 and MSc in 2000 from the Perm State University, Russia. In 2003, he defended his PhD thesis at the Perm State University and l’Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse-III receiving “Très Honorable” citation. In his PhD work he studied the thermal vibrational convection in near-critical fluids (in particular, in near- and supercritical CO2), interpreting the experimental data collected onboard of the MIR orbital station. He also was involved in numerical modelling of the crystal growth conducted under microgravity and terrestrial conditions. From 2004 to 2007, Dr Vorobev worked as a postdoctoral associate in the University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA. As a postdoctoral research, he gained expertise in the field of magnetohydrodynamics of liquid metals, including LES simulations of turbulent flows. He also worked on the projects devoted to numerical modelling of PEM fuel cells and numerical modelling of synthesis of nanoparticles in DC plasma reactors.

In 2007, Dr Vorobev joined the University of Southampton as a Lecturer in Multiscale Modelling. His current primary research interest is physical hydrodynamics, especially understanding of physical aspects and theoretical and computational modelling of miscible multiphase flows.

Research interests

Dr A Vorobev works on understanding and modelling of the dynamics of multiphase flows with undergoing phase transitions, including the dynamics of flows through porous media. This research work involves diffusion at liquid/liquid interfaces, thermal and solutal convection, wetting properties, and influence of mechanical vibrations. The applications range from microfluids to chemical extraction, aquifer remediation, and enhanced oil recovery.

Dr A Vorobev ‘s interests also include

  •  Convection. Influence of vibrations on heat/mass transfer. Microgravity hydrodynamics. Hydrodynamics of super-critical and near-critical fluids
  • Magnetohydrodynamics of liquid metals
  • Synthesis and transport of nanoparticles in plasma spray coating
  • Numerical modelling of water/thermal management of PEM fuel cells

Research group

Energy Technology

Research project(s)

Dynamics of miscible interfaces

We describe thermo- and hydro-dynamic evolution of a multiphase system that undergoes a phase transition. This can be a fluid system undergoing dissolution/nucleation, or polymerization/de-polymerization, or evaporation/condensation, or melting/solidification. In our current work, we deal with non-equilibrium binary mixtures. Equilibration of such a mixture involves interfacial mass transfer through an interface with evolving shape, thickness, and surface tension. In addition, such transition to thermodynamically equilibrium state is frequently accompanied by self-induced hydrodynamic flows. An everyday example is dissolution of a honey droplet in a tea cup.

Synthesis and transport of nanoparticles in plasma spray coating - Dormant

A numerical model of nanophase plasma spray coating was developed.

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Fluid Mechanics SESM3004 Mechanical Engineering Module coordinator and lecturer
  FESG1003  Thermofluids Tutor
Dr Anatoliy Vorobev
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 7/547

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