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The main objective of the 5th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA5) is to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers, working on interfacial fluid dynamics and processes, to exchange their knowledge and ideas, and to renew their friendship.

The IMA conferences started at “Schloss Rauischholzhausen”, Giessen (Germany) in 2001 organized by Prof. Schwabe, and successfully followed by IMA2 in Brussels (Belgium) by Dr. Shevtsova in 2004, IMA3 in Gainesville, FL (USA) by Prof. Narayanan in 2006, and IMA4 in Tokyo (Japan) by Prof. Kawamura in 2008.

The IMA5 will be held, in june 2010, in Florence (Italy) at Villa Finaly. This property is administrated by the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris. This conference will be chaired by Prof. Dang Vu-Delcarte of Université Paris-Sud 11.

The main themes of this conference are

  • Interfacial hydrodynamics (instabilities, thermo- and soluto-capillary hydrodynamics)
  • Interfacial hydrodynamics with microscopic and mesoscopic aspects
  • Interfacial hydrodynamics in high-performance heat transport (thermo- and soluto-capillary effects in boiling and heat pipe)
  • Interfacial effects in material processing and biological systems
  • Coating flows
  • Micro-fluid flows

The Conference will last three days (and a night for preliminary reception).

Sessions may be scheduled in the mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings.

There will be NO parallel sessions; this is one of the fundamental and traditional principles of the IMA conferences. Breaks between the sessions are included in the regular program to allow small group interactions.  |  |  ©IMA5