Dr Eldad Avital


Research Group News

June 2024

Hyperlink's Braking Team with the award

Hyperlink wins at Global Hyperloop Competition

30 June 2024

Hyperlink, Queen Mary University of London's Hyperloop team, was recognised with the 'Braking System Award' at the 2024 Global Hyperloop Competition. Hyperlink competed in the annual event, hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University, alongside a range of local and international teams. They were the only UK team present at this year'… [more]

May 2024

Flow simulations of NACA0018 aerofoil pitching  up (upper row) and down (lower row), rights reserved.

Congratulation to Dr Yang Chen

31 May 2024

Dr Yang Chen has successfully completed her PhD project on Fluidic and Fluid-Structure Interaction Control for Wind Turbine Blades. She computationally researched morphing blade sections and leading edge fluid injection to improve the aerodynamic performance of small wind turbines. Further information on the leading edge fluid injection is given on … [more]

April 2024

Illustration of a small H type vertical axis wind turbine

British Council support joint wind energy research project with VIT Chennai

3 April 2024

The British Council has announced that they will support a joint masters educational-research project between Queen Mary and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Chennai. The masters will research distributed wind energy for urban and rural requirements, integration and energy conversion. The project consortium also consists of Indian Institute of … [more]

February 2024

Illustrations of CFD red blood cell and urinary flows, and Schlieren imaging for exhalation from human nostril

Special issue in Biological Fluid Dynamics in the journal Fluids is re-opened for submission

25 February 2024

Following the success of last year special issue, where 7 high quality papers have been published in our special issue of Biological Fluid Dynamics in the journal Fluids. We have decided to re-open it for new submissions following consultation with the publisher, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fluids/special_issues/… [more]

Large lettering spelling 'QMUL' on the green outside the Queen's Building

School of Engineering and Materials Science celebrates league table success

8 February 2024

The School of Engineering and Materials Science is celebrating a number of achievements in university league tables for 2024, across a range of subjects. Key successes include ranking as: 4th in the UK for Materials Technology (Complete University Guide 2024). 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Materials Technology (Complete University … [more]

January 2024

Hyperlink logo

The Scotsman newspaper publishes cautiously optimistic view by Dr Avital and the Hyperlink student team, in its article on Hyperloop technology

10 January 2024

Following the closure of the startup Hyperloop One in December 2023, The Scotsman newspaper looked at the future possibility of using Hyperloop technology to connect Edinburgh with London. While the University of Edinburgh’s team expressed optimism, other UK academics expressed pessimism, pointing to the high cost of the technology. … [more]

July 2023

Hyperlink students presenting in the European Hyperloop Week

Student team makes an impact at European Hyperloop Week

31 July 2023

A group of students from the Hyperlink London society, most of whom study Engineering and Materials Science programmes at Queen Mary, recently showcased their work at European Hyperloop Week. European Hyperloop Week is a yearly international event dedicated to the Hyperloop - a futuristic transportation concept which combines elements of … [more]

June 2023

A simulation of a model of a dam breach with a structure downstream of the dam

Expert reaction to the collapse of the Ukraine’s Kakhovka dam, reported in the Science Media Centre

14 June 2023

Following the collapse of the Kakhovka dam, SEMS' Dr Eldad Avital was asked for his reaction by the Science Media Centre as an expert to the possible reasons of the dam’s collapse and the environmental effects of such collapse: “That dam was already damaged due to previous … [more]

April 2023

Pistons model of a MTF fusion reactor, see https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S1758825117500375

Dr Avital has joined the AIAA Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee

25 April 2023

Dr Avital has joined the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee from May 2023. The committee deals with the application of engineering sciences and system engineering to the production, storage, distribution, and conservation of energy for terrestrial uses. This is a recognition of the excellent … [more]

March 2023

Business aircraft design, master's project

Full programme accreditation received from the Royal Aeronautical Society

31 March 2023

The School is delighted to have received full accreditation for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering programmes from the Royal Aeronautical Society until 2027 The School was particularly noted for its good practice in adapting to the impact of Covid-19, its strong drive to prepare its students for … [more]

Illustration of the design, derived by masters' students

Engineering solutions to mitigate airborne disease transmission in mid and low income countries

31 March 2023

In international collaboration, a group of master and PhD students, and academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the UK, IIT Madras and VIT Chennai in India has published an innovative concept of air purifier design in the journal Fluids https://www.mdpi.com/2311-5521/8/4/111 The Covid pandemic … [more]

The team representatives wining the award

Hyperlink team wins Bright Network award

9 March 2023

The Hyperlink student team wins the Innovation Award by Bright Network for their innovative solutions of developing a hyperloop transport technology. The student team is based at the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London and has student members from other schools as the School … [more]

December 2022

GPU WMLES of a stalled NACA 0012 at α = 14.5 deg. capturing the leading-edge separated shear layer and extensive trailng-edge vortex roll-up.

New "Aeroacoustics of Dynamic Stall" project funded by EPSRC

20 December 2022

The team of Queen Mary engineers together with colleagues from the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge has been awarded a significant EPSRC funding to work on dynamic stall noise, using a combination of experimental, computational, and mathematical modelling techniques. Aerodynamic noise from transport vehicles and wind turbines … [more]

Simulation of an imploding metal liner for hydrogen fusion energy generation ( Suponitsky et al, Int J Applied Mechanics 9 (03), 1750037, 2017)

Keynote talk on "Fluid dynamics innovations in hydrogen fusion and wind energy technologies" in FMFP2022 IIT Roorkee Dec 15th, https://www.iitr.ac.in/FMFP2022/ given by Dr Avital

13 December 2022

In this talk we will cover innovations carried by our group and in collaboration with others in the fields of hydrogen fusion and wind energy. Hydrogen fusion energy is very promising in terms of impact, but we still do not have commercial reactors. However, recent developments as the magnetised target … [more]

September 2022

Bio-fluids research illustrations

Special issue in Biological Fluid Dynamics in the journal Fluids is open for submission

11 September 2022

A new special issue in biological fluid dynamics has been announced in the journal Fluids, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fluids/special_issues/L22Y9LH960 For this Special Issue, we call for a wide range of papers, including those covering analytical, computational, and experimental studies of biofluids as … [more]

June 2022

Hyperlink students at the competition

Queen Mary's Hyperlink group wins the Low Power Award for the Electronic System and awarded second place for Propulsion System in an international student competition hosted by the University of Waterloo, Canada

9 June 2022

Hyperlink is a London student group that is mostly based at the School of Engineering and Materials of Science, QMUL (https://www.hyperlinklondon.com/). The QMUL students - Katarzyna Lichy, Marcin Bielicki, Michal Makowka and Matthew Clisby attended the Canadian Hyperloop Competition that  took place  in Waterloo, Ontario 27-29 May 2022 , … [more]

March 2022

QM Hyperlink Student Group

SEMS students working on Hyperloop project progress to the next stage of the 2022 European Hyperloop Week

24 March 2022

Hyperlink is a Queen Mary based student team developing a fully operational Hyperloop Pod prototype and researching the business, social and safety aspects of making the novel transportation system a reality. For the past two seasons, Hyperlink has been competing in the European Hyperloop Week conference. In January, the team … [more]

December 2021

Cover figure of the EPJE Dec 2021 issue

The European Physical Journal E (EPJE) has chosen its cover figure of the December 2021 issue from our study on self-propelling Janus particles.

17 December 2021

The paper presents an analytical study of self-propelling Janus particles to predict the temperature and velocity fields.  The particles are powered by light irradiation of a defocused laser beam. Practical analytical approximations are given with good agreement with experiments. EJ Avital, T Miloh (2021) Self-thermophoresis of laser-heated spherical Janus particles, … [more]

August 2021

Coronavirus particles spread through tiny droplets of liquid floating through the air. Credit: fpm/iStock.com

Queen Mary part of international research collaboration to prevent spread of Covid-19 and TB in India

12 August 2021

The project, involving researchers from Queen Mary, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai and pioneering Delhi-based startup, Magneto Cleantech, will create revolutionary, air filtration technologies that use Ultraviolet C (UVC), a type of radiation known to be very effective at ‘killing’, or … [more]

July 2021

Congratulations to Mingyang Wang for passing his PhD viva

19 July 2021

The PhD student Mingyang Wang successfully defended his PhD project title “Hydrodynamics and Suspended Sediment Transport in Partially vegetated Channel Flows” subject to style corrections on July 19th. Mingyang has already published three journal papers in the Journal of Hydrology, Advances in Water Resources and Computational Particle mechanics … [more]

SEMS students with the Jetstream 31 aircraft

Cranfield flight course successfully carried out this year adapting to Covid restrictions

15 July 2021

On June 22nd a group of aerospace students travelled to the national flight lab centre at Cranfield to successfully experience flights demonstrating flight dynamics principles they have studied this year, while seeing and analysing real-time flight data. Due to the Covid situation the group was limited to 18 students and MEng … [more]

June 2021

"Mitigating and harnessing sound for renewables and power generation", a talk will be given on Dr Avital group's research in this field as part of the UK Acoustics Network seminar programme.

7 June 2021

We will look at several cases studies spanning from high to low intensity sound applications for energy engineering and sound-structure interaction. The first case is the high speed jet noise, where focus will be given to crackle noise which appears in supersonic jets but difficult to capture using power spectrum … [more]

Large Eddy Simulation of an H vertical axis wind turbine, produced by Dr Yan

Special Issue "Fluid Dynamics of Renewable Energy"

1 June 2021

A special issue in the Journal Fluids has been commissioned on Fluid Dynamics of Renewable Energy and is edited by Dr Avital and Prof Ji. Accepted papers will be offered 50% discount. Further details are on https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fluids/special_issues/Fluid_Renewable_Energy [more]

April 2021

MEng group presenting a poster in an international research workshop, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge

27 April 2021

The MEng group working on “Novel air filter to suppress viral load in confined space” along with fellow students from IIT Madras and VIT Chennai India presented a poster in the workshop “Environment and aerosol transmission of COVID-19”  that took place in the Isaac Newton … [more]