About the Instructor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea,
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Indian Institute of Madras (Henry Ford Chair)
Indian Institute of Science (VAJRA Faculty)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cameron Tropea graduated from the University of Toronto in Engineering Sciences, followed by a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering (1977). He completed his Dr.-Ing. in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (1982) and his Habilitation in Fluid Mechanics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (1991) where he was appointed as Professor of Fluid Mechanics until 1997. This was followed by an appointment as head of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Since 2003 Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Experiments in Fluids and past Director of the Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI) in the period 2007-2014, his research interests include Optical Measurement Techniques in Fluid Mechanics, Interfacial Transport and Wetting Phenomena, Atomisation and Spray Processes and Unsteady Aerodynamics. He has been a member of the Scientific Commission of the Council of Science and Humanities in Germany (Wissenschaftsrat) in the period 2016-2022. Prof. Tropea retired from the TU Darmstadt in April 2020 and presently holds the Henry Ford Visiting Professorship Chair at IIT Madras and a VAJRA Faculty position at IISc Bangalore.