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Vitaliy Sechenyh PhD

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Research Associate in Multi-phase Fluid Systems

Vitaliy Sechenyh is a Research Associate working in the Thermofluids and Combustion Research Group at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. His research areas and interest include various aspects of heat and mass transfer processes in multiphase flows, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. Also included are laser optics,  optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), interferometry, high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and microcantilever sensors.

His current research activities focus on the development of optical diagnostic techniques which are applicable to studies of transient multiphase flows.

 

Professesional / academic background:

02/2017-present             

Loughborough University (United Kingdom)

Research fellow, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Project: “Cryogenic Engines for Mobile Zero Emission Power”

APC5 project: ID 70169-489160

 

06/2016-02/2017             

University of Brighton (United Kingdom)

Research fellow, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

 

04/2015-04/2016            

ENS de Lyon (France)

Research fellow, Laboratory of Physics

 

01/2014-01/2015             

York University (Canada)

Research fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

03/2010-12/2013             

University of Brussels ULB (Belgium)

Postdoctoral fellow, Microgravity Research Center, Physical Chemistry Department

 

03/2009-03/2010             

Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (Ukraine)

Research assistant, Department of Thermal Physics and Applied Ecology

 

11/2007-03/2010             

Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (Ukraine)

Assistant teacher, Department of Heat and Mass Transfer

 

Qualifications:

  • 2008 − PhD in Engineering (Thermal Science), Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Odessa, Ukraine, Department of Thermal Physics and Applied Ecology                  
  • Thesis: “Viscosity of complicated thermodynamic systems. Experimental study and modelling”                        
  • 2004 − MSc in Engineering (Thermal Science), Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Odessa, Ukraine, Department of Thermal Physics and Applied Ecology
  • Thesis: “An experimental investigation of a heat of mixing for saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons”

Key awards:

  • Scholarship of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine for young scientists, 2008.

Research interests: fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, thermal analysis, heat and mass transfer in multiphase flows, laser optics, interferometry, high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), microcantilever sensors.

Grants and contracts:

  • 2011-2013 − Research grant from FNRS (“Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique”, Belgium), Sémaphore 7012249, Appel Crédits et Projets.

Recent publications:

  • V. Sechenyh, J. Turner, D. Sykes, D.J. Duke, A.B. Swantek, K.E. Matusik, A.L. Kastengren, C. F. Powell, A. Viera, R. Payri, C. Crua, “Quantification of diesel injector dribble using 3D reconstruction from x-ray and DBI imaging”, Paper 4742, ILASS Europe 2017, 28th Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Valencia, Spain, September 6-8, 2017.
  • Sechenyh V., A. Amirfazli. “An experimental study for impact of a drop onto a particle in mid-air: The influence of particle wettability”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, (2016), 66, 282-292
  • Sechenyh V., Legros J.C., Ortiz de Zárate J. M., Shevtsova V. “Fickian diffusion in ternary mixtures composed by 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene, isobutylbenzene and n-dodecane” J. Phys. Chem. B, (2016), 120, 3, 535-548.
  • Shevtsova V., Gaponenko Y.A., Sechenyh V., Melnikov D., Lyubimova T., Mialdun A. “Dynamics of a binary mixture subjected to a temperature gradient and oscillatory forcing” J. Fluid Mech., (2015), 767, 290-322.
  • Zhelezny V., Sechenyh V., Nikulina A. “A New Scaling Principles–Quantitative Structure Property Relationship Model (SP-QSPR) for Predicting the Physicochemical Properties of Substances at the Saturation Line”. J. Chem. Eng. Data, (2014), 59, 2, 485-493.
  • Sechenyh V., Legros J.C., Shevtsova V. “Optical properties of binary and ternary liquid mixtures containing tetralin, isobutylbenzene and dodecane” Journal of Chem. Thermodynamics, (2013), 62, 64-68.
  • Shevtsova V., Sechenyh V., Nepomnyashchy A., Legros J.C. “Analysis of the  application of optical two wavelength techniques to measurement of the Soret coefficients in ternary mixtures” Philosophical Magazine, (2011), 91, 26, 3498-3518.

External Collaborators:

  • Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
  • Dearman Engine Company Ltd., Croydon, United Kingdom

External roles and appointments:

  • External examiner for the PhD defense, University of Cartagena, Spain (19/10/2016)