Nanofluids are a novelty strategy enhancing convective heat transfer. The innovation brought to the field of heat exchange by nanofluids is the tunability of the heat carrier according to the specific needs of a customer. The following specific innovations and advances of nanofluids go beyond the current state of the art of design of forced-convection heat exchangers.


STSM in Castellon, Spain

Dr. Matthias Buschmann invited in Universitat Jaoume Primero for the last STSM from Nanoconvex COST CIG project.

The Project also participated the “Mediterranean Night of Women Researchers” Mednight in Castello (Spain) on the 24th September 2021.

The European Science Week at the time or the European Researchers’ Night and the Open Schooling programs promoted by SWAFS today are some of the strategic lines developed to try to promote the approach of young people towards the professions of the future. The MEDNIGHT tried to make a contributionsto these EU strategic lines to promote scientific vocations among the youngest and the general population, showing the attractiveness and importance of the researchers’ work and professions to the general public, carrying out a series of activities framed under the common umbrella of what we have come to call “Mediterranean Science”.

In the case of Castelló, more information about the event can be found here » 

The activity was attended by more than 500 participants of different ages, and Nanoconvex was present in the event with a poster, together with the presence of the Chair and the Vice-chair of the project, explaining to the interested public in plain language the objectives of the project.

New article from Nanoconvex group:

Nanofluids regulatory and safety issues

The article, published in Nanomaterials – MDPI, was proposed by Maria José Lourenço, João Alexandre, Charlotte Huisman, Xavier Paredes and Carlos Nieto de Castro. The research was performed in association between Centro de QuímicaEstrutural, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; IAPMEI—Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, Direção de Proximidade Regional e Licenciamento, Lisbon, Portugal and Department of Technology, Universityof Applied Sciences, Leuven, Belgium.

The recently published paper comprisesof an extended result of the invited talk given by Maria José at the 1stECNF’s in Castellon on Nanofluids regulatory and safety issues, done also with the excellent participation of one of our colleagues, coordinator in our Authority for industrial Companies licencing from Portugal.

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Nanoconvex STSM news:

Robert Mulka performed research at ILK Dresden, Germany

Robert Mulka, from Department of Thermal Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland, spent several days in ILK Dresden, Germany under the guidance of Dr. Matthias Buschmann to pursue research in nanofluids for convective applications area.

“The STSM aimed to provide more information on the thermophysical properties of ferronanofluid (MSG-W10 by Ferrotec, USA) and the effect of the magnetic field imposition on the ferronanofluidbehavior, by means of the contact angle and contact line of the ferrofluid droplet. To examine that, a ferronanofluid droplet was placed on chosen substrates (copper cuboid; glass coming as microscopic slide), image of it was taken, magnetic field of chosen intensity and orientation was imposed, second image was taken, then some of the droplets were left to dry to allow further investigation under the microscope. Obtained images allowed determination of the contact angle and effect of the magnetic field on the droplets (contact angle and contact line). The dried samples were investigated under the microscope to see if ferronanofluid droplet deposit cracks and how the magnetic field affects the crack network. The presence of the magnetic field resulted in an alternated crack pattern in comparison to the droplets dried without the magnetic field presence, which suggests the impact of it on the stress field in the material during drying.” said Robert at his STSM closure.

Nanoconvex STSM news:

UxiaCalviño performed research at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

UxiaCalviño from University of Vigo performed an STSM at Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal under the guidance of professor SohelMurshed.

“Spending a month working at the University of Lisbon was a great opportunity. Professor Sohel made me feel welcome from the beginning and I could work along with some students from his group. We shared our experience and knowledge in the field of nanofluids and heat transfer starting a collaboration that will continue in the future.” said Uxiaat her STSM closure.


9-10 SEPTEMBER, 2021 – 3RD EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON NANOFLUIDS (ESNF) – prize for young researcher announcement

At its third edition, the European Symposium on Nanofluids (ESNf) aims to provide researchers closely working in the new enhanced fluids area with a favourable framework forcommunicating the results of their research, exchanging ideas and initiating new collaborations and continuous development of interdisciplinary research in such a challenging topic.

The coordinator of the first proposal in nanofluids COST actions was Enrique Julia (Universidad Jaume I), who, unfortunately, left us, the nanofluids community, in his early ages.

The ESNf 2021 Committee announces theEnrique Julia prize for the most dedicated young researcher, prize that will be offered to young researcher speakers (under 35 years old) by a selection Committee, during the symposium.

The prize is 600 euro, sponsored by ILK Dresden, Germany.