Dr Yan Delauré is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. He received his PhD from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork in 2001 and held research positions at the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre in Cork and Trinity College Dublin before joining DCU. His research interests are in the fields of computational modelling of multiphase flows and fluid structure interactions with particular focus on energy systems and environmental flows. This work relies on high performance computing and involves in-house code development as well the use of commercial and open source CFD codes. Dr Yan Delauré has co-authored 24 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and is currently conducting research on the study of heat enhancement processes in bubbly flow as part of a project funded Science Foundation Ireland and on the coupling of CFD and genetic algorithms and neural networks for the optimisation of a wind energy system.