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Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Avila

Kerstin Avila

Badgasteiner Straße 3 (FZB)
28359 Bremen

room FZB 1450

Telefon: +49 (0) 421 - 218 51241
e-Mail: k.avilaprotect me ?!iwt.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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2013       Ph.D., Experimental Physics, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization,
                University of Göttingen, Germany (summa cum laude).

2008      Dipl.-Phys., Experimental Physics, University of Kiel, Germany.

2004      BS, Meteorology, University of Kiel, Germany.

Professional Experience

2019       Postdoc with independent project, Particle and Process Engineering,
                Department of Production Engineering, University of Bremen, Germany

2016-19 Postdoc (part-time, 50%), Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM),
                Departmenof Production Engineering,University of Bremen, Germany,
                including 2nd parental leave (12 month).

2015       1st Parental leave

2014       Postdoc, Institute for Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU, Germany.

2013       Visiting Guest Scientist, Institute of Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria.

2009-13 Research Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany.

2008-09 Research Assistant, Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel CAU, Germany.

Research Interest

Experimental fluid dynamics, instabilities and transition to turbulence, particle-laden flows, free-surface flows, nonlinear resonances. 


2021      3rd Poster Prize (including a speech and five-min-questionnaire) at the
                Nonlinear Normal modes (NNM) conference on nonlinear vibrations, localization and energy transfer (2021),
                Ascona, Switzerland, organized by the ETH Zurich. ‘Sloshing experiments compared to a multimodal model and the Duffing equation’.

2017       Invited core participant of the program ‘Recurrent Flows: The Clockwork Behind Turbulence’ at the
                Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA).

2013       Best Young Speaker Award of the International Couette-Taylor Workshop (2013), Twente, Netherlands.