News CongratulationsPublished:31.08.20 — Congratulations to Martino for successfully defending his master thesis entitled "Influence of Reynolds number on dynamic stall of a pitching airfoil".CongratulationsPublished:21.07.20 — Congratulations to Mrudhula for passing her candidacy exam!CongratulationsPublished:10.07.20 — Congratulations to Lucas for successfully defending his master thesis entitled "Modelling of dynamic stall". And the third place goes to … Sébastien!Published:12.03.20 — Sébastien received the third prize from the jury at the final of EPFL's My thesis in 180 seconds-competition for his presentation on vertical-axis wind turbines.UNFoLD is attending APS-DFDPublished:23.11.19 — Julien, Guosheng, and Diego will present results of there recent work at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle. New paper publishedPublished:03.10.19 — Julien's work on 'Modelling the interplay between the shear layer and leading edge suction during dynamic stall' is out now in Physics of fluids. We are especially honoured that our paper was selected as an Editor’s Pick!UNFoLD welcomes another new memberPublished:01.10.19 — Fatma has joined UNFoLD as a post-docUNFoLD welcomes a new visitorPublished:16.09.19 — Cooper has joined UNFoLD as a Fulbright/Swiss Government Excellence Scholar.UNFoLD is attending AMAM 2019Published: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 memberPublished:02.09.19 — Mrudhula has joined UNFoLD as PhD studentCongratulationsPublished:25.08.19 — Congratulations to Jerome for passing his master's thesis defense.CongratulationsPublished: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. CongratulationsPublished:17.07.19 — Congratulations to Alex for passing his candidacy exam!CongratulationsPublished:24.05.19 — Congratulations to Seb for passing his candidacy exam!UNFoLD welcomes a new visitorPublished:20.05.19 — Logan has joined UNFoLD for the summer as a participant of the EPFL Excellence in Engineering fellowship programme.DistinctionPublished: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 publishedPublished: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 JournalNew paper publishedPublished: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 MT180Published:07.03.19 — Kudos to Diego for his performance in the EPFL final MT180UNFoLD welcomes a new visitorPublished:04.02.19 — David has joined UNFoLD as a visiting master student from the University of Applied Sciences Wiener NeustadtUNFoLD welcomes a new post-docPublished:01.01.19 — Armelle will be a joint post-doc strengthening the collaboration between flexLab and UNFoLDNew paper publishedPublished: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 onlineCongratulationsPublished:03.12.18 — Congratulations to Diego and Sabrina for passing their candidacy exam!UNFoLD welcomes another visitorPublished:02.11.18 — Esra has joined UNFoLD as a visiting master student from the TU DarmstadtUNFoLD welcomes a new visitorPublished:15.10.18 — Shuji has joined UNFoLD as a visiting PhD student from the University of EdinburghUNFoLD welcomes another new memberPublished:18.09.18 — Alex has rejoined UNFoLD as PhD studentUNFoLD welcomes a new memberPublished:01.09.18 — Artem has joined UNFoLD as PhD studentUNFoLD welcomes a new visitorPublished:27.08.18 — Philipp has joined UNFoLD as a visiting PhD student from the Leibniz Universität HannoverNew paper publishedPublished: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 onlineUNFoLD is attending LXLASER 2018Published: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 membersPublished:15.07.18 — Guosheng is our new post-doc and Gabriele is our summer intern from the Talenti Neodiplomati 2018 programUNFoLD welcomes a new visitorPublished:09.07.18 — Rohit has joined UNFoLD as a visiting PhD student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUNFoLD is attending Torque 2018Published:21.06.18 — Julien is presenting his latest work at the Torque 2018 conference in Milan, Italy. UNFoLD welcomes a new memberPublished:01.06.18 — Sebastien has joined UNFoLD as PhD studentUNFoLD welcomes a new memberPublished:15.04.18 — Agastya has joined UNFoLD as a research internNew paper publishedPublished: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.CongratulationsPublished:01.03.18 — Congratulations to Guillaume for passing his candidacy exam!New paper publishedPublished: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 membersPublished:15.01.18 — Adrien, Diego, and Sabrina have joined UNFoLD as PhD studentsWater channel inaugurationPublished:08.12.17 — Sharx has been officially inaugurated!New paper publishedPublished: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 membersPublished: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 grantedPublished: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 UNFoLDPublished: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 publishedPublished: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 memberPublished:01.06.17 — Achal has joined UNFoLD as a research internFunding granted for collaborative research project on aeroacousticsPublished: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 awardedPublished: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.