Current Group Members
Olga Shishkina studied mathematics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University until 1987. She received her doctorate in scientific computing from the Moscow University for Telecommunication & Informatics (1990), habilitated in fluid mechanics at the TU Ilmenau (2009) and also in mathematics at the University of Göttingen (2014). She worked at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and DLR Göttingen and finally joined the MPIDS (2014), where she leads the Theory of Turbulent Convection group. She is Heisenberg fellow (2014), Fellow of the American Physical Society - APS (2020) and Fellow of the European Mechanics Society - EUROMECH (2022).
Andrei Teimurazov studied applied mathematics and computer science at the Perm State Technical University in Russia until 2009. In 2013 he received his doctorate form the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Perm, Russia. His PhD research was on the numerical investigation of secondary flows and small-scale turbulence in convection in confined cavities. After completion of PhD, he was working as researcher at the same institute until October 2020. In November 2020 he joined the group at the MPIDS.
Mohammad Emran studied Computational Sciences in Engineering at Braunschweig University of Technology and received M. Sc. in June 2005. From October 2006 he was a PhD student at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Ilmenau University of Technology and was awarded a PhD in turbulent convection in December 2009. After completion of PhD, he was working as a postdoctoral fellow at the same institute until February 2016. Since April 2016, he has been worked in the group at the MPIDS as a postdoc.
Xuan Zhang received her master in 2013 and doctorate in 2017 from the University of Michigan. Her PhD research was on the numerical investigation of convection in flows of liquid metals subjected to extremely strong magnetic fields. In September 2017, she joined the group at the MPIDS to work on the project of rotating turbulent thermal convection at large Rayleigh numbers.
Zhongzhi Yao studied Thermal Energy and Power Engineering at the East China University of Science and Technology in China until 2014. From 2015, he was a PhD student at Zhejiang University and was awarded a PhD in Ocean Engineering in 2020. After completing his Ph.D., he worked as a lecturer at Hainan Tropical Ocean University until February 2023. In March 2023 he joined the group at the MPIDS as a postdoc.