Professor: Andrei Osiptsov
Sergei has a strong background in fluid mechanics with the particular focus on modeling multiphase and particle-laden flows. He received his MSc and Candidate of Sciences degrees at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2002-2012, while working at the Laboratory of Multiphase Fluid Mechanics of the MSU Institute of Mechanics, Sergei led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic stability of various particle-laden flows. In 2006-2011, Sergei carried out applied research activities in multiphase fluid mechanics at the Schlumberger Moscow Research as a part-time scientific consultant. In 2011, Sergei has joined University of Brighton in UK as a Research Fellow where he led the theoretical study of hydrodynamic instability and break-up of multiphase jets for 9 months. From mid-2012 to the end of 2016, Sergei was a full-time Senior Research Scientist with Schlumberger Moscow Research, carrying out mathematical modelling of multiphase particle-laden flows during hydraulic fracturing and fracture flowback.
All in all, Sergei led, or contributed to, at least 8 academic research projects under governmental grants and 8 applied research projects in Schlumberger. He is the author of over 65 publications including 13 papers in top international and Russian peer-reviewed fluid mechanics journals. He is also an author of 3 patents.
Development of hydrodynamics module for hydraulic fracturing simulator, fines transport in porous media
19 papers in conference proceedings, 33 conference abtracts
2008 – Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
2005 – MSc in Mechanics, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, particle transport, hydrodynamic stability, flow transition, filtration, fines migration in porous medium, hydraulic fracturing, fracture flowback, numerical methods