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Batchelor Prize 2012

 Professor Detlef Lohse

Lohse wins the Batchelor Prize 2012

The G K Batchelor Prize for 2012 is awarded to Professor Detlef Lohse, Chair of Physics of Fluids, at the Department of Applied Physics, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

The prize was awarded after an international panel of experts considered some 150 nominations from researchers worldwide. This prestigious prize, sponsored by the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, is awarded every 4 years at the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to recognise the achievements of an active scientist who has made significant research contributions to fluid mechanics over the previous decade.

Professor Lohse receives the prize for his outstanding research on a wide range of fundamental fluid mechanics, including bubble sonoluminescence, turbulent convection, multiphase flow and microfluid dynamics, and for technological applications. Using innovative laboratory experiments, coupled with theoretical and numerical calculations, Professor Lohse has made significant advances that have provided new understanding of the underlying physics of these many different flows.

He has served on various national (The Netherlands) and international boards and panels as well as taking up the post of Editor and board member on numerous publications including: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review E, Physica D, Journal of Turbulence, and European Physical Journal B.

Commenting on his win Professor Lohse said:

'I feel extremely honoured with the prize. I view it not only as great recognition of my own achievements, but also of my whole Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente.
The prize means a lot to me as it comes from the fluid dynamics community, i.e., the experts in the field.'

Professor Detlef Lohse will be giving his prize lecture during the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Beijing.

We would like to congratulate Professor Lohse on this much-deserved distinction.