News UNFoLD is attending AMAM 2019 Published:21.08.19 — Alex will present results of his multi-objective genetic algorithm optimisation for "Adaptive pitching motion kinematics for tuning flapping wing aerodynamic performance" at the 9th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM) at EPFL. UNFoLD welcomes a new member Published:02.09.19 — Mrudhula has joined UNFoLD as PhD student Congratulations Published:25.08.19 — Congratulations to Jerome for passing his master's thesis defense. Congratulations Published:30.07.19 — Congratulations to Esra for successfully defending her master thesis entitled "The aerodynamic performance of wings with passively deformable structures" at the TU Darmstadt in Germany. Congratulations Published:17.07.19 — Congratulations to Alex for passing his candidacy exam! Congratulations Published:24.05.19 — Congratulations to Seb for passing his candidacy exam! UNFoLD welcomes a new visitor Published:20.05.19 — Logan has joined UNFoLD for the summer as a participant of the EPFL Excellence in Engineering fellowship programme. Distinction Published:01.05.19 — Our two contributions Make vortices not war and Vorticious received a distinction from the jury of the SNSF Scientific image competition in category 2 and 4. New paper published Published:22.04.19 — New paper “Coherent structure interaction during unsteady separation” by Matthew Melius, Karen, and Raul Bayoan Cal from Portland State University has been accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal New paper published Published:09.04.19 — New paper “Effect of pitch on the flow behavior around a hovering wing” by Swathi as main author in collaboration with Melissa Green from Syracuse University has been accepted for publication in Experiments in Fluids and is now online. Diego in the EPFL finale MT180 Published:07.03.19 — Kudos to Diego for his performance in the EPFL final MT180 UNFoLD welcomes a new visitor Published:04.02.19 — David has joined UNFoLD as a visiting master student from the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt UNFoLD welcomes a new post-doc Published:01.01.19 — Armelle will be a joint post-doc strengthening the collaboration between flexLab and UNFoLD New paper published Published:26.12.18 — Paper “Multi-scale vortex characteristics of dynamic stall from empirical mode decomposition” by Phillip Ansell from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Karen has been accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal and is now online Congratulations Published:03.12.18 — Congratulations to Diego and Sabrina for passing their candidacy exam! UNFoLD welcomes another visitor Published:02.11.18 — Esra has joined UNFoLD as a visiting master student from the TU Darmstadt UNFoLD welcomes a new visitor Published:15.10.18 — Shuji has joined UNFoLD as a visiting PhD student from the University of Edinburgh UNFoLD welcomes another new member Published:18.09.18 — Alex has rejoined UNFoLD as PhD student UNFoLD welcomes a new member Published:01.09.18 — Artem has joined UNFoLD as PhD student UNFoLD welcomes a new visitor Published:27.08.18 — Philipp has joined UNFoLD as a visiting PhD student from the Leibniz Universität Hannover New paper published Published:15.08.18 — Paper “Genetic algorithm based optimization of wing rotation in hover” by Alex, Guillaume, and Karen has been published in the special issue Bio-inspired Flow in the MDPI open access journal Fluids and is now available online UNFoLD is attending LXLASER 2018 Published:18.07.18 — Diego and Sabrina presented their first experimental results at the 19th International Symposium on Applications of Laser and Imaging Techniques to Fluid Mechanics in Lisbon, Portugal. UNFoLD welcomes two new members Published:15.07.18 — Guosheng is our new post-doc and Gabriele is our summer intern from the Talenti Neodiplomati 2018 program UNFoLD welcomes a new visitor Published:09.07.18 — Rohit has joined UNFoLD as a visiting PhD student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UNFoLD is attending Torque 2018 Published:21.06.18 — Julien is presenting his latest work at the Torque 2018 conference in Milan, Italy. UNFoLD welcomes a new member Published:01.06.18 — Sebastien has joined UNFoLD as PhD student UNFoLD welcomes a new member Published:15.04.18 — Agastya has joined UNFoLD as a research intern New paper published Published:21.03.18 — Paper: “The role of surface vorticity during unsteady separation” by Matthew Melius, Karen Mulleners, and Raul Cal has been accepted for publication in the Physics of Fluids. Congratulations Published:01.03.18 — Congratulations to Guillaume for passing his candidacy exam! New paper published Published:22.01.18 — Paper: “Cross-correlation analysis of synchronized PIV and microphone measurements of an oscillating airfoil” by Lars Siegel, Klaus Ehrenfried, Claus Wagner, Karen Mulleners, and Arne Henning has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Visualization. UNFoLD welcomes new members Published:15.01.18 — Adrien, Diego, and Sabrina have joined UNFoLD as PhD students Water channel inauguration Published:08.12.17 — Sharx has been officially inaugurated! New paper published Published:06.12.17 — Paper “Flow field and force evolution for a symmetric hovering flat plate wing” by Swathi Krishna, Melissa A. Green, and Karen Mulleners has been accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal. UNFoLD welcomes 2 new members Published:02.10.17 — Julien is our new post-doc and Alex is visiting from Germany for his master thesis. Winter is coming ... Published:29.09.17 — and our water tunnel is ready. Funding granted Published:29.09.17 — Our project Reconfigurable airfoil shape and orientation for improved performance during stroke and flow reversal with Prof. Jamie Paik as partner will be funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. First doctoral graduate at UNFoLD Published:31.08.17 — We proudly announce that Swathi has successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Unsteady fluid dynamics around a hovering flat plate wing‘ during the private defence. A much anticipated delivery! Published:22.08.17 — The main parts of your water channel have finally arrived. New paper published Published:03.08.17 — Paper “Analysis of intermittent trailing edge vortex shedding using recurrence plots” by Karen Mulleners and Markus Rütten has been accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal. UNFoLD welcomes a new member Published:01.06.17 — Achal has joined UNFoLD as a research intern Funding granted for collaborative research project on aeroacoustics Published:19.05.17 — SNSF and DFG have granted us funding for the collaborative research project Combined aeroacoustic and flow diagnostic analysis of the motion induced sound generation by an oscillating airfoil with active flap proposed by us in collabortation with Arne Henning from DLR in Göttingen. Assistant Professor Energy Grant awarded Published:15.05.17 — Karen received a 2017 AP Energy Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to investigate dynamic stall on H-type wind turbines. UNFoLD welcomes a new PhD student Published:15.03.17 — Guillaume has joined UNFoLD as a PhD student. La La Laser Published:27.02.17 — Thanks to Frank from ILA5150 for the training session and the installation of our new PIV systems UNFoLD welcomes a new visitor Published:02.02.17 — Sebastian has joined UNFoLD as a visiting student from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. New paper published Published:19.01.17 — Karen's paper “Flow development on a flat plate wing subjected to a stream-wise acceleration” together with Peter Mancini and Anya R Jones has been accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal.