UCOM (Ultrasound Cavitation in sOft Materials) started on the 1st of October 2018. Until December 2019 all events related to the project offered the unique opportunity to the consortium members to meet in person and create bonds at research but also at personal level. Since then, all events take place online. The bonds created in the first year of the project helped everybody to stay focused, collaborate, conduct research, and learn. 

January 19, 2020 

4th virtual progress meeting 

October 2020

Soft skills training: How to establish a teaching persona (ongoing)
Online Workshop, designed and conducted by Amalia Petrova (CITY)


July 17, 2020

Soft skills training: Writing for the PhD and beyond
Online Workshop, designed and conducted by Dr Geraint Wyn Story
(Cambridge Training Associates Ltd)


June 8-24,2020

Scientific seminars 5-8


  • Mechanics of soft materials
  • Ultrasound fundamentals
  • Experimental methods for multi-phase flows
  • Ultrasound cavitation technologies

Dr Mohamed Farhat (EPFL) ,Professor Gail ter Haar (ICR),
Prof. Claus Dieter Ohl (OVGU), Dr Andreas Papoutsakis (CITY),
Dr Yves Paquette (CITY),
Dr Ian Rivens (ICR), Prof. Rares Vincent Salomir (Unige)


June 10, 2020

3rd virtual progress meeting


May 5, 2020

2nd virtual meeting of the UCOM ESRs

Subject: Training


April 29, 2020

1st virtual meeting of the UCOM ESRs

Subject: Lockdown/Reflection


December 2-6, 2019

Host Institution: University of Twente
1. Review meeting
2. Scientific seminars 1-4


  • Experimental methods for multi-phase flows
  • Computational methods for bubble / interface tracking
  • Cavitation in the bioengineering field
  • Cavitation control technologies

Prof Lawrence Crum (UoW),
Dr Daniel Fuster (SU),
Prof Detlef Lohse (UT),
Prof Claus-Dieter Ohl (OVGU),
|Dr David Fernandez Rivas (UT),
Dr Steffen Schmidt (TUM),
Prof Michel Versluis (UT),
Prof Stephane Zaleski (SU)

3. Tour at the laboratory of the Physics of Fluids (POF) group at the University of Twente.
4. Soft skills training: Interactive Workshop on Presentation skills
Designed and conducted by Amalia Petrova


June 23-28, 2019, Chania, Greece

Host Institution: CITY, University of London
1. UCOM 1st progress meeting
6th Cavitation and Multi-phase flows Workshop/IICR
The workshop was a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, present and discuss work on relevant subjects with leading scientists and industry experts in the field. During the three days of the workshop, presentations were given by invited experts in the field in a single-session. At the same time, the workshop hosted dedicated poster sessions from researchers working on the following topics:

  • Nucleation, bubble dynamics and sonoluminescence
  • Sheet, cloud and tip vortex cavitation
  • Cavitation erosion, noise and vibrations
  • Cavitation in fluid machinery (turbines, pumps, marine propellers, inducers, fuel injectors)
  • Ultrasound cavitation in biomedical applications
  • DNS and LES numerical simulation
  • X-ray and laser experimental techniques
  • Cavitation-induced atomisation
  • Trans-supercritical sprayshre

3. Soft skills training:

  • The UCOM outreach activities: Rational and Planning
  • A research project in the social media

“I see the UCOM meetings as great opportunities for the ESRs to become aware of the progress of each other’s projects. Networking is another excellent aspect of meetings. The ESRs have the opportunity to discuss with professors and supervisors from other universities and receive scientific hints and lots of motivation!” Ali (ESR12/UT), January 2020