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Shishkina, Olga, PD Dr.

Heisenberg Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

  • 1987 Diploma in Mathematics, Moscow Lomonosov University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow, Russia

  • 1990 Doctoral Thesis in Scientific Computing, Moscow University for Telecommunication and Informatics, Moscow, Russia

  • 1990-1993 Senior Lecturer at Rybinsk Aviation Technological Academy, Department for Software Development, Rybinsk, Russia

  • 1994-2002 Researcher at Moscow Lomonosov University, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow, Russia

  • 2002-2014 Researcher at German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Göttingen

  • 2009 Habilitation (venia legendi) in Fluid Mechanics, TU Ilmenau

  • 2014 Habilitation (venia legendi) in Mathematics, Georg August University, Göttingen

  • since 2014 Heisenberg Fellow (DFG) at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen

Major Research Interests

The nature of turbulent flows, in particular, physics of turbulent thermal convection. This includes investigation of natural, forced and mixed convection; coherent flow structures, boundary layer structures, small-scale turbulence in buoyancy-driven flows; the influence of rotation, non-Boussinesq effects, non-monotone fluid properties, wall roughness and domain geometry on turbulent convection. Apart from physics of turbulence itself, the research interests include also all numerical issues and aspects of turbulence simulations. Research interests in natural and applied sciences and engineering include in particular the large-scale oceanic circulation, wind chill effects in hot and cold regions, supergranulation in the solar upper convective zone, heat and mass transfer in nanofluids, surface-tension-driven convection and vibration-induced convection in low gravity, improvement of the efficiency of technological heating and cooling processes, control of ventilation processes in living quarters and in transport.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Shishkina O,Grossmann S, Lohse D (2016) Heat and momentum transport scalings in horizontal convection. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43

  • Shishkina O, Wagner S (2016) Prandtl-number dependence of heat transport in laminar horizontal convection. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 024302

  • Shishkina O, Horn S, Wagner S, Ching E (2015) Thermal boundary layer equation for turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114(11), 114302

  • Shishkina O, Wagner S, Horn S (2014) The influence of the angle between the wind and the isothermal surfaces on the boundary layer structures in turbulent thermal convection. Phys. Rev. E, 89, 033014

  • Shishkina O, Horn S, Wagner S (2013) Falkner-Skan boundary layer approximation in Rayleigh-Bénard convection. J. Fluid Mech., 730, 442-463


PD Dr. Olga Shishkina
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Am Fassberg 17
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49-(0)551-5176 335
E-mail: Olga.Shishkina@ds.mpg.de

GGNB Affiliation
Physics of Biological and Complex S
ystems (IMPRS)