Atomization and Sprays
Online Short Course 20 – 24 February 2023

The Short Course on Atomization and Sprays will be held online from 20–24 February 2023. As in the previous editions, the aim is to present the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc.

February edition

Online Short Course on Atomization and Sprays

20 – 24 February 2023

Download the revised 5-day preliminary program (opens in new tab)

Remarks from participants of previous Atomization and Sprays online Short Courses

“Thank you very much for this interesting course, it was very informative!”

“The lectures are great. Thanks for putting them together.”

“I would highly recommend it to my classmates if it continues next year, because it's really helpful.”

“It was such a wonderful experience for me to be a participant in this course. I am quite new to this field and found the course extremely helpful, particularly the discussion time.”

“It was a great experience. I learnt a lot through interactions.”

“I really enjoyed the course and It was the occasion for deepening my knowledge about atomization processes and about sprays which are mine principal research topic.”

“Thanks again for putting together such an enlightening course!”

“It was by far the most related training to my thesis topic and strongly helpful with regard to my professional and research perspectives.”

Overview of previous short courses

Course description


The current understanding of atomization fundamentals are first addressed theoretically in terms of hydrodynamic instabilities of liquid jets and sheets – primary atomization. This is followed by considerations about the breakup of single droplets – secondary atomization.

These fundamentals are followed by topics on diagnostics, numerical simulations, drop/wall interactions and further advanced topics and applications. In a manufacturers’ session several vendors of diagnostic equipment related to atomization and sprays will make presentations and be available for discussions.

Impingement of a water droplet (diameter, 2 mm) on an overheated surface (600°C) – We=140, mapping of the temperature using two-colour PLIF

Discuss with the experts

The program foresees discussions among the participants and the lecturers. The aim is to address ongoing development and application problems suggested by the participants.

Direct numerical simulation of a shear-thinning jet

Who should attend?

This course is directed towards practicing engineers, researchers involved in R&D and the application of spray systems, and graduate students performing research on the subject of sprays and atomization. For those with little previous background, the course begins with fundamentals of atomization and proceeds through theoretical, experimental, numerical and application topics.

Course platform and delivery

Pre-recorded lectures will be provided using Webex, integrated with the Moodle learning management system. The lecturer will be available during and after the lecture and questions and discussions with lecturers will be moderated through the chat function during the lecture. All lecture slides are available for download and all lectures can be streamed from their time of airing until two weeks after the course closes.

Course fees

  • Industry: 450 EUR
  • Academia: 250 EUR

Course fees are VAT exempt according to article 132 (i) Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

The lectures will be available for streaming as of their time of airing and for the subsequent 24 hours, allowing those in different time zones or those unable to attend a particular lecture, to view the lecture at their convenience. The chat discussion during the lecture and discussion after the lecture with the lecturer will not be recorded and will only be available during the presentation.


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Registration for this year's Short Course on Atomization and Sprays is closed.

Overview of previous courses

Course title Date
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2022 14–18 February 2022
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2021 17–21 May 2021
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2020 17–20 February 2020
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2019 25–28 February 2019
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2018 19–22 February 2018
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2017 20–23 February 2017
Short Course on Complex Wetting 2017 October 11–13 2017
Short Course on Industrial Wetting 2016 March 14–17 2016
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2016 February 15–18 2016
Short Course on Atomization and Sprays 2015 February 23–26 2015