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Biography

Alex Pedcenko started his research career in the field of Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) after graduation from Riga Technical University, Latvia (MSc in Mechanical Engineering) in 2000 and begin to work as a Research Assistant in the Institute of Physics of University of Latvia (IPUL). The main topic of his research during these and forthcoming years in Latvia was on application of magnetic fields in the Czochralski Silicon single crystal growth process. In 2004 he defended his PhD Thesis "Measurement Technique for Instant Temperature Distribution in the Melt of Large-Scale Czochralski Silicon Growth" and got his PhD in Engineering Sciences (speciality Metrology). Since 2005 he worked as a Senior Researcher at IPUL on various experimental projects in the field of liquid metal MHD.

In January 2007 Dr Pedcenko joined Applied Mathematics Research Centre in Coventry University as a Research Assistant to take part in the two-year joint research project of Coventry and Warwick Universities sponsored by Carbon Trust fund (UK) and Rio-Tinto Alcan (France) on the suppression of MHD-instability surface waves in the Aluminium reduction cells. This experimental study was very successful and allowed for the first time to reproduce the mechanism of liquid Aluminium surface waves, which occur in the industrial process of Aluminium smelting, in the low-temperature laboratory model.

Successful collaboration with Rio-Tinto Alcan on this topic motivated further four-year experimental research projects sponsored by this company, which allowed to assess the impact of different technological factors on the stability of the liquid Aluminium electrolysers. Since 2009 Dr Pedcenko work as Senior Lecturer in Applied Physics at Coventry University.

Research Interests

Experimental fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics; Acquisition systems, multichannel measurements, ultrasonic Doppler velocimetry; Programming (MATLAB, PHP, MySQL,VBA, Visual Basic, TestPoint), programming for PC-based measurements, multi-channel data acquisition, measurement automation, data processing, electromagnetic and hydrodynamic numerical modelling, High Performance Computing.

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering Physics, Doctorate

1 Sep 200031 Aug 2004

Mechanical Engineering (Microelectronics) , MSc, Riga Technical University

1 Sep 199931 Aug 2000

BSc Mechanical Engineering, Degree, Riga Technical University

1 Sep 199131 Aug 1994

Keywords

  • QC Physics
  • Magnetohydrodynamics

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Research Output 2009 2016

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Chapter
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
conducting fluids
convection
magnetic fields
Hartmann number
stratification
4 Citations (Scopus)

The Effect of “Wave Breakers” on the Magnetohydrodynamic Instability in Aluminum Reduction Cells

Pedcenko, A., Molokov, S. & Bardet, B., 4 Nov 2016, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B. 48, 1, p. 6-10 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Magnetohydrodynamics
Aluminum
Liquid metals
Experiments
2 Citations (Scopus)

Velocity measurements in the liquid metal flow driven by a two-phase inductor

Pedcenko, A., Bojarevičs, A., Priede, J., Gerbeth, G. & Hermann, R., 2013, In : Experiments in Fluids. 54, 6, 1558.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
inductors
liquid metals
Liquid metals
velocity measurement
Velocity measurement

The Use of Supercomputing to Support Advanced Visualisation Technology in Superyacht Design

Tabor, J., Thompson, T., Pedcenko, A. & McCartan, S., Sep 2011, International Conference in Marine Design, 14 -15 September 2011, Coventry. p. 111-116

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

12 Citations (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)

Experimental model of the interfacial instability in aluminium reduction cells

Pedcenko, A., Molokov, S., Priede, J., Lukyanov, A. & Thomas, P. J., 2009, In : Europhysics Letters. 88, 2, 24001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

Activities 2007 2009

  • 5 Participation in conference

UK MHD Meeting

Alex Pedcenko (Speaker)
3 Jun 20094 Jun 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UK MHD Meeting

Alex Pedcenko (Speaker)
5 Jun 20086 Jun 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

MHD Workshop

Alex Pedcenko (Speaker)
16 Apr 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UK MHD Meeting

Alex Pedcenko (Speaker)
7 Jun 20078 Jun 2007

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

3rd Sino-German Workshop on EPM

Alex Pedcenko (Speaker)
16 Oct 200719 Oct 2007

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference