We are pleased to announce that Sophia Buckingham (Von Karman Institute) successfully defended her thesis in front of the private jury on the 27th of June 2018 at the Université Catholique de Louvain. This is the second step after submitting the manuscript in the process of acquiring the PhD in Belgium. The last step is the public defense, that is scheduled on the 29th of August, 2018. Her thesis is entitled:
“Prandtl number effects on heat transfer in abruptly separated flows: LES and experiments on an unconfined Backward-Facing Step flow.”
Her research was funded by the European MYRTE Horizon 2020 project and SCK.CEN through the Democritos 2 project resulting in a strong collaboration with the SESAME Horizon 2020 project, where both her experimental and numerical results will be used for benchmarking RANS thermal models. We wish her continued scientific success and all the best for her future.