Alex P. Encinas Bartos

After graduating from high-school in Austria, I obtained both my B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and my M.Sc. in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich. Since 2020, I am a PhD student at the Institute for Mechanical Systems in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich under the supervision of George Haller.

Current Research

Dynamical systems such as turbulent flows arising in nature, numerical simulations and laboratory experiments have been the subject of extensive research throughout the past decades. They generate complex flow patterns, which are, however, often characterized by simple, lower-dimensional coherent structures. These geometrical structures govern the dynamics and mixing of substances immersed in the flow. This research focuses on developing data-driven methods to extract coherent structures from discrete data sets in a fully automated procedure. The developed methods more generally apply to several complex dynamical systems ranging from geophysical flows to numerical turbulence simulations defined through numerical or experimental datasets.




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