The 12th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics was held in Daejeon, Korea, on August 18-21, 2008. 270 participants were from Korea, Japan, China, India, Iran, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, Vietnam etc. 220 papers were presented at the congress including 6 plenary lectures and 8 invited lectures, which could be found on the AFMC’s website. At the congress, it has been decided through AFMC consultation that the 13th ACFM will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Zhou-Sato-Narasimha Asian Young Scientist Award in Fluid Mechanics, sponsored by Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee and TSI incorporated was awarded for the first time at the Congress, which had been conferred on Dr. Meheboob Alam of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research as recognition “his outstanding contributions to several aspects of the fluid mechanics of granular flows”. Please click here to see details of the award.