Guilherme H. Fiorot
I am gay and I am an assistant professor and researcher in fluid mechanics.//
Hi! I’m a interdisciplinary researcher in Fluid Mechanics and also an assistant professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). I have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Estadual Paulista FEIS / UNESP (2009) master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution (2012). I also hold a Ph.D. degree from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (France) on Free-Surface Hydraulics (Civil Engineering), and a Ph.D. degree from the Universidade Estadual Paulista FEIS / UNESP in Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering). Being gay in the Engineering environment has always been difficult for me. Even nowadays, the Engineering community in Brazil is largely dominated by cis-heterosexual-white men, which can be, sometimes, an oppressing structure for women and LBTQIA+ people. However, this scenario has been gradually changing and pointing in a good direction.
Well… In the professional matter, I develop research on theoretical, numerical, and experimental approaches in multiphase flows of different natures, mainly those related to geophysical flows. I find the study of natural phenomena mesmerizing. It’s wonderful to be able to identify models capable to describe some of nature’s features =)
Among the core research topics of interest are hydrodynamic instabilities in shear flows and the role of rheology and porous boundaries in their evolution, the transport of sediments by pulsating flows, and the development of photometric measurement systems. Outside of work I love cooking (and eating =P), playing video games, jogging, spending time outdoors (especially picnicking), and hanging out with friends and wine.