The 17th International Conference on Flow
Dynamics (ICFD2020), in the annual series since 2004, will be held from October
28th to 30th, 2020 at Sendai, Japan.
As you already know, the COVID-19 pandemic is emerging as a global threat. Therefore, regarding the ICFD holding in 2020, we decided to give priory to the safety of participants and decided to hold it as a web-based virtual meeting. Sorry for inconvenience.
The objectives of this conference are to explore new horizons in science and technology in Flow Dynamics by discussing and exchanging information related to the most advanced scientific fields and to cutting edge technologies. ICFD is now recognized by the researchers and engineers all over the world as one of the largest and the most important international conferences in the field of Flow Dynamics. It has also been playing an important role in promoting international research collaborations. Especially, ICFD2020 focus on energy related topics, such as renewable energy, hydrogen energy, natural energy, and so on. In addition, it should be noted that ICFD provides young researchers and students with unique opportunities to develop themselves through proactive participation in the conference and young researches and students are encouraged by awards.
The first nine ICFDs were hosted by two Tohoku
University COE Programs, “The 21st Century International COE on
Fluid Dynamics (21COE, Year 2003 - Year 2007)” and its successor “Global COE
Program World Center of Education and Research for Trans-disciplinary Flow
Dynamics (GCOE, Year 2008 - Year 2012)”. Institute of Fluid Science (IFS),
Tohoku University, was responsible for both 21COE and GCOE programs. GCOE ended
in March of 2013. In 2018, on the occasion of its 75th anniversary,
IFS was reorganized as an even more powerful research institute, particularly
in energy-related research, with three new research divisions and an Innovative
Energy Research Center. In this new movement, IFS decided to continue to
support this conference series, and ICFDs have been held annually since 2013.
We pledge to maintain ICFD's dynamism and spirit as a meeting for distinguished
scientists in Flow Dynamics as well as for future generations of scientists and
Flow Dynamics is a comprehensive scientific field
which deals with flow and transport phenomena concerning electrons, molecules, nanoscale
particles, any continuum fluid with and without chemical reaction, any
material, energy, information, economic activity and so forth. It addresses
multiscale, multiphysics and multidisciplinary problems and deals with all-natural
phenomena including bio-processes, corrosion, weather, volcanic eruptions,
earth magnetic field and tectonic motions, and in most human activities such as
industrial processes, energy production & saving, and transportation. ICFD
is expected to play a significant role in encouraging Flow Dynamics to become a
major academic discipline, which deals with various difficult tasks that human
society is facing, such as control of nuclear power generators, global warming,
energy, resource and diseases. We expect all scientists and engineers who are
working or are interested in such areas to participate in ICFD2020 and extend their
research areas and international human networks.
ICFD serves as a platform of discussion to reach scientific truth and engineering
solutions for all the flow-relevant problems. Participants will know when
they come to Sendai that a wide variety of technical sessions are available
to provide the seeds and to fulfill the needs from a viewpoint of flow
dynamics. We cordially invite researchers, teachers, students and planners
exploring and studying in the relevant research and development fields
of energy, bio-, nano-, material, environmental, planetary and earth sciences
and technologies, particularly in the academic fields of mechanical engineering,
aerospace engineering, nuclear engineering, physics, medical science and
engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering and all other areas. Late
October is a beautiful season in Sendai. We believe that you will enjoy
beautiful and pleasant atmosphere of the autumn in Sendai.
Jun Ishimoto, Professor
Jong-Shinn Wu, Professor
National Chiao Tung University
General Co-Chairs, ICFD2020