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
  • 2014 - 2019 Heisenberg Fellow (DFG) at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • since 2019 "Theory of Turbulent Convection" Group Leader at MPI-DS, 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

  • Wang Q, Verzicco R, Lohse D, Shishkina O (2020) Multiple States in Turbulent Large-Aspect-Ratio Thermal Convection: What Determines the Number of Convection Rolls? Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 074501
  • Zwirner L, Tilgner A, Shishkina O (2020) Elliptical instability and multiple-roll flow modes of the large-scale circulation in confined turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard Convection. Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 054502
  • Zhang X, van Gils DPM, Horn S, Wedi M, Zwirner L, Ahlers G, Ecke RE, Weiss S, Bodenschatz E, Shishkina O (2020) Boundary Zonal Flow in rotating turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 084505
  • Shishkina O (2016) Momentum and heat transport scalings in laminar vertical convection. Phys. Rev. E 93, 051102
  • Shishkina O, Grossmann S, Lohse D (2016) Heat and momentum transport scalings in horizontal convection. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 1219–1225