Sergei Zhubrin, PhD

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  • Vice President, Research & Development and Chief CFD Consultant
  • Well known expert in multi-disciplinary fluid flow modelling field including analyses of complex multiphase flows with heat- and mass transfer and combustion; inventor and developer of many original Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques
  • Obtained B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Heat- Mass Transfer of Submerged Combustion at Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia
  • Worked at MPEI as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Heat Transfer until moving in 1998 to CHAM Ltd., UK as a CFD Consultant; joined FLOWSOLVE Ltd, UK, as the Principal Scientific Consultant in 2003; joined ACFDA in 2007 as Vice President, Research and Development, and Chief CFD Consultant to lead the research and development of special-purpose CFD models and software for demanding industrial applications
  • At various times, was an Academic Researcher at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK, Visiting Professor at Dresden Technical University and at Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, Scientific Consultant at Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of CHAM-MEI, since 2009, has been a Visiting Professor at Centre of Explosion and Fire Safety of Kingston University (London, UK)
  • Worked as Scientific and CFD Consultant for a number of industrial and research organizations worldwide including ABS Consulting (USA), Allied Environmental Technologies (USA), DERA (UK), DSTL (UK), National Research Council (Canada), Petrobras (Brazil), Stuart Energy (Canada), Hydrogenics (Canada), Transneft (Russia) and QinetiQ (UK)
  • Developed many industry-sector specific computer codes for industrial clients in the aerospace, nuclear-power, fossil-fuelled power, chemical and automobile industries; from 1991, has been actively involved in the development of CFD models for the commercial general-purpose CFD software package, PHOENICS, of CHAM; and after joining CHAM in 1998, was leading research for the number of international collaborative projects and providing consulting, training and teaching in CFD modeling techniques
  • Completed numerous research and development projects mostly involving physical modeling and software development for the prediction of fluid dynamics and heat- and mass transfer in engineering equipment and environmental studies
  • Wrote many scientific publications on heat- and mass transfer, boundary-layer theory, combustion and CFD, participated, presented, lectured and chaired at international conferences, forums and seminars
  • Taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate courses in Basic and Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermo-fluids, Industrial Heat Exchangers, Fundamentals of Boundary Layer Flow, Numerical Heat Transfer; supervised PhD students and managed research projects

Company News


May 1, 2017

The latest PHOENICS software news is available in the newsletter.

May 2, 2016

A novel physics-based multiphase CFD model of wildland fire initiation and spread, WILDFIRE, was developed, validated and presented on April 12, 2016 at the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. It accounts for drying, pyrolysis, char combustion, turbulent gaseous combustion, interphase exchange of mass, momentum and energy and radiative heat transfer. The model details are available in presentation and paper.

April 10, 2016

The latest PHOENICS software news is available in the winter newsletter and spring newsletter.

November 14, 2015

A customized CFD model of supercritical fluid flow and heat transfer was further developed, validated and presented on September 4, 2015 at the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) in Chicago, USA. The details are available in paper.

November 4, 2015

The new PHOENICS 2015 software features and some applications are described in the newsletter.

August 5, 2015

The advanced CFD models have been developed and validated for environmental and risk and safety assessments (flammable gas release and dispersion, atmospheric pollutant dispersion and two-phase plumes from cooling towers and other industrial installations). The models are briefly described in paper. The cost-effective training/consulting and ready-to-use model templates are provided.

June 16, 2015

A customized CFD model of supercritical fluid flow and heat transfer was developed, validated and presented on May 18, 2015 at the 23 International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE23) in Chiba, Japan. CFD predictions agreed well with experimental data. The details are available in paper.

June 10, 2015

The latest PHOENICS software news is available in the newsletter.

April 10, 2015

The new PHOENICS 2014 software features and applications are described in the newsletter.

February 17, 2015

In April and May 2015, two special 4-day training/consulting sessions are arranged by our top CFD consultants in Orlando and Toronto. The format of sessions includes 2-day standard PHOENICS 2014 CFD software training, 1-day customized one-on-one training in a selected application area, and 1-day consulting clinic focused on finding sensible CFD solutions of problems/issues formulated by attendees. The slogan is “Show us a problem and take home its solution”. A free 2-month PHOENICS license enhanced by series of working templates will be offered to each attendee. Send your inquiries to info@acfda.org

August 11, 2014

A novel multi-group two-phase CFD model of drift drop plume was developed, validated and presented on July 10, 2014 at the 22 International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE22) in Prague, Czech Republic. CFD predictions agreed well with exerimental data. The details are available in paper.

August 8, 2014

PHOENICS 2014 CFD software is available for deliveries. The new software features and applications are described in the latest PHOENICS newsletter.

March 1, 2014

Basic and advanced customized PHOENICS CFD software training courses are provided by ACFDA in Toronto, Canada, Orlando, USA, on client sites and over the internet. Free 1-month software licenses are offered to course attendees. Send your inquiries to info@acfda.org

April 2, 2013

A CFD model for air quality assessment was presented on March 21, 2013 at the Air & Waste Management Association's Specialty Conference Guideline on Air Quality Models: The Path Forward. PHOENICS CFD predictions agreed well with CALPUFF modeling results. The details are available in paper.

March 9, 2013

PHOENICS 2012 CFD software is available for deliveries. The new PHOENICS software features and applications are described in the newsletter.

November 4, 2011

PHOENICS CFD software celebrated 30 in October. Its history has been described in Birthday newsletter.

October 15, 2010

WILDFIRE CFD model of interaction between crown wildfires and atmospheric boundary layer was developed and presented (presentation, abstract).

August 05, 2009

Advanced Gas-Liquid Flow (GLFLOW) CFD module has been developed, tested and validated. The module is ready for applications requiring complex gas-liquid flow analyses.

April 03, 2009

Gas release and dispersion (GRAD) CFD module has been developed and validated. The module is ready for environmental and safety applications.