Topics of interest

The main objective of the 6th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA6) is to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers, working on interfacial fluid dynamics and processes, to exchange their knowledge and ideas, and to renew their friendship.

The IMA conferences started at “Schloss Rauischholzhausen”, Giessen (Germany) in 2001 organized by Prof. Schwabe, and was successfully followed by IMA2 in Brussels (Belgium) organized by Prof. Shevtsova in 2004, IMA3 in Gainesville, Florida (USA) organized by Prof. Narayanan in 2006, IMA4 in Tokyo (Japan) organized by Prof. Kawamura in 2008 and IMA5 in Florence (Italy) organized by Prof. Dang Vu-Delcarte in 2010.

The IMA6 will be held in 18-21 June 2012, in Haifa (Israel) at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. This conference will be chaired by Prof. Alex Oron of the Technion.

The main themes of this conference are

  • Interfacial hydrodynamics (instabilities, thermo- and soluto-capillary hydrodynamics)
  • Interfacial hydrodynamics with microscopic and mesoscopic aspects
  • Interfacial hydrodynamics in high-performance heat transfer (thermo- and soluto-capillary effects in boiling and heat pipe)
  • Interfacial effects in material processing and biological systems
  • Coating flows
  • Micro-fluid flows

The Conference will last four days (and a night before for the reception).

Sessions will be scheduled in the mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings.

There will be NO parallel sessions; this is one of the fundamental and traditional principles of the IMA conferences. Breaks between the sessions are included in the regular program to allow small group interactions.