We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 15th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry.

John O. Dabiri, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
3D Reconstruction of Swimming and Swarming Hydrodynamics

John Dabiri is the Centennial Chair Professor at Caltech, with appointments in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT) and Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on unsteady fluid mechanics and flow physics, with particular emphasis on topics relevant to biology, energy, and the environment. Current interests include biological fluid dynamics in the ocean, next-generation wind energy, and development of new experimental methods. Dabiri is a MacArthur Fellow and a Fellow of the American Physical Society as well as the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Other honors include the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award, and being named one of MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” as well as one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10.”

Alexander Liberzon, Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University
Towards a real-time three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry (3D-PTV)

Alexander Liberzon received the B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1996, 1998 and 2003, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the ETH Zurich, from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, he joined Tel Aviv University, where he is currently a Professor with the School of Mechanical Engineering, heading the Turbulence Structure Laboratory. He is a visiting professor at ETH Zurich, St. Anthony’s Falls Laboratory and University of Toronto. His research interests include MEMS flow sensors and electro-optical experimental techniques for turbulent and complex fluid flow measurements. 

Andreas Schröder, Ph.D.
DLR (German Aerospace Center) and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
Dense 3D Lagrangian particle tracking and data assimilation in fluid mechanics

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schröder is senior scientist and group leader for PIV and STB at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology in Göttingen and Professor for Image Based Measurement Techniques at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Germany. His research interests are the development and application of optical field measurement techniques for aerodynamic, -elastic and -acoustic research and turbulent flow diagnostics using Stereo- and 3D PIV, BOS and 3D Lagrangian Particle Tracking (Shake-The-Box) with subsequent Data Assimilation using Navier-Stokes constraints. He received his PhD degree from the Georg-August University in Göttingen in 2001 with a research work on non-linear stages of transitional boundary layer flows. Since 2002 he is organizing the international PIV Course Since 2016 he is (co-)organizing a workshop on data assimilation and Lagrangian Particle Tracking techniques He was coordinator of the H2020 European project HOMER (2018 -2022), the DLR-ONERA CRP CUBE 2 (2018 -2022) and is involved in several projects funded by EU, LUFO, DFG, Industry and DLR.