The Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics An International Excellence Center for Education and Research in Fluid Dynamics

Dr. Jean Muyleart, the Director of the Von Karman Institute

Issue 56 - November 2014

Aero-thermodynamics of space vehicle re-entry, safety of nuclear reactors, green technologies such as noise reduction, mitigation of pollution (NOX releases) as well as global warming (CO2 releases) and design of advanced and efficient aircraft engines are some of the important drivers for revolutionary changes in century old industries like aerospace, car industry or energy conversion. 

These are some of the topics that bring young engineers and scientists from all over the world to the von Karman Institute (VKI) to study, improve their skills and perform their research. Located in Sint-Genesius-Rode near Brussels, this non-profit international educational and scientific organization is specialized in fluid dynamics (single or multi-phase flows) in the area of Aeronautics and Aerospace, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, and Turbomachinery and Propulsion. The von Karman Institute prides itself in providing “advanced training in research through research”.