Hani Mina, born in Lebanon in 2000, is a mechanical engineer with a strong passion for fluid mechanics. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Balamand in 2021. Building upon his undergraduate foundation, he pursued a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Fluid Mechanics, with a GPA of 4/4 during his first year of Master’s at the University of Balamand.
To further enhance his expertise, he embarked on the second year of his Master’s at Grenoble INP, ENSE3, a prestigious engineering school in France, with a specialization in Fluid Mechanics and Energetics.
His commitment to research led him to an internship at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble. He conducted experimental research involving the characterization of hot wires with microscopic diameters ranging from 0.5 to 5 μm and also performed in-depth turbulence analysis of high Reynolds flows. Additionally, he conducted CFD simulations to measure velocities in the boundary layer of a heated wall submerged in liquid helium (4K Temperature) using the time-of-flight technique. His thorough analysis laid the foundation for future research in this aspect.
Currently, Hani is a first-year MSCA Ph.D. Fellow at ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab in Toulouse. He has been appointed to the DR7 doctoral project within TRACES, focusing on understanding the behavior of liquid water on airfoil surfaces in in-flight icing conditions. His research specifically investigates impingement, rivulet runback, and the impact of operational parameters on film/rivulet transition.