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Amazing (cavitation) bubbles: great potentials and challenges









Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ


Theo Murphy international scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Shengcai Li, Professor Christopher Earls Brennen and Professor Yoichiro Matsumoto

Event details

Cavitation bubbles have the remarkable ability to focus intense energy and forces during their collapse and therefore have the capacity to erode almost any material in any fluid machine.  This meeting focusses on innovative new medical uses of that intense energy. It will include cross-disciplinary reviews of major topics in the field and outline future directions and challenges.

You can download the draft programme here.

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking. It is free to attend, however participants need to cover their accommodation and catering costs if required.

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Schedule of talks


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The stiffness of vapour bubbles and the effect of dissolved gas

Model cavitation erosion via bubble-material interaction

The amazing world of bubbles

Professor Christopher Earls Brennen, California Institute of Technology, USA

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Cavitation bubbles in hydraulic turbines: effects and detection

Magnetically targeted microbubbles for ultrasound imaging and therapy

Dr Eleanor Stride, University of Oxford, UK

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Cell mechanics in biomedical cavitation

Dr Isaac Kuo-Kang Liu, University of Warwick, UK

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Towards numerical prediction of cavitation erosion

The Kelvin impulse and its applications

Professor John R Blake, University of Birmingham, UK

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Oscillating bubble dynamics in biomedical and dental applications

Professor Khoo Boo Cheong, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Cavitation inception from nuclear bubbles

Professor Emeritus Knud Aage Mørch, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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Bubble dynamics in a compressible liquid in contact with a rigid boundary

Dr Qian Xi Wang, University of Birmingham, UK

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The singing vortex

Tiny bubbles challenge giant turbine

Bubble dynamics in medicine

Professor Tim Colonius, California Institute of Technology, USA

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Horizon of biomedical bubbles

Professor Yoichiro Matsumoto, University of Toyko, Japan

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Amazing (cavitation) bubbles: great potentials and challenges Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ