The 18th International Conference on Flow Dynamics (ICFD2021), in the annual
series since 2004, will be held from October 27th to 29th, 2021 at Sendai,
Japan. The objective of this conference is 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, ICFD2021 focuses on energy related topics, such as clean
energy, hydrogen energy, and natural energy. 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
researchers 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 2013, on the occasion of its 70th 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 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 engineers.
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
ICFD2021 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. 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.
are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are not sure if we can
get together at Sendai in October 2021 or not. If so, we believe that you will
enjoy beautiful and pleasant atmosphere of the autumn at Sendai, since late
October is the best season of Sendai. If not, we will do our best to make
ICFD2021 successful as the online conference.
Shigeru Obayashi, Professor,
Institute of Fluid
Hong G. Im, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Clean Combustion Research Center
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
The 18th International Conference on Flow Dynamics (ICFD2021)