13th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry

July 22-24, 2019, Munich, Germany

Chair: Christian J. Kähler

[Download Flyer]


Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is an advanced optical measurement technique for non-intrusive analysis of microscopic and macroscopic flow fields in transparent fluids with high resolution. Thanks to the enormous developments in recent years in the fields of lasers, light emitting diodes (LEDs), digital cameras, computer performance, memory capacity, and processing algorithms, very precise measurements are now possible in many research areas and the field of application is being continuously expanded. Due to its performance and efficiency, PIV is also increasingly used in industry to answer various research questions. The technique can be extended by complementary techniques (e.g. laser-induced fluorescence) to simultaneously measure scalars such as concentration, pressure and temperature. At the same time, the measured 2D or 3D flow fields can be used to determine physical quantities that cannot be measured with other techniques. The measurement technology thus provides deep insights into the flow phenomena, no matter how high the flow velocities are.
This symposium brings together leading PIV experts and users from all over the world to exchange and discuss the latest innovative developments and applications of the technology. This is the 13th edition of this biannual symposium series, following successful previous symposia in Busan (Korea, 2017) and Santa Barbara (CA, USA, 2015).


  • Theory and Algorithms
  • Stereo PIV
  • Volumetric Techniques
  • Particle Tracking Velocimetry
  • PIV Pressure/Force Estimation
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Data Post-Processing
  • Background Oriented Schlieren
  • Laser Induced Fluorescence
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flow Instabilities
  • Turbulent Flows
  • Compressible Flows
  • Micro-/Nanofluidics
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Scalar Transport and Mixing
  • Combustion
  • Biomedical Applications

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:

January 15, 2019

January 29, 2019

Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 1, 2019
Submission of final paper: June 1, 2019
Deadline for early registration: May 1, 2019
Deadline for late registration: June 1, 2019
Conference dates: July 22-24, 2019


The Symposium will take place in the Hilton Hotel Munich Park.

Details on the location are provided at "Venue and Directions".


Plenary Lecturers

Marusic_300x200.jpg Prof. Ivan Marusic is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne, and the Deputy Dean (Research) in the Melbourne School of Engineering. He received his PhD in 1992 and BE (Hons) Mech in 1987 from the University of Melbourne. His research is primarily in experimental and theoretical studies of turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics since 2007. From 1998-2007 he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he ... [read more]
Beresh_300x200.jpg Dr. Steven J. Beresh is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., where he has worked since 1999 and leads the Experimental Aerosciences Facility.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999.  His research interests emphasize the use of PIV for compressible aerosciences experimentation.  He ... [read more]
Discetti_300x200.jpg Prof. Stefano Discetti is Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Research group at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He received his B.S. (2007), M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in Aerospace Engineering from University of Naples Federico II. During his Ph.D. he has been guest researcher at Arizona State University in 2012. His research interests include development and application of advanced flow diagnostic techniques for the experimental investigation of turbulent flows. He served ... [read more]

Exhibitors (in alphabetical order)


Beamtech Optronics

Beamtech is a professional manufacturer of flash lamp or diode pumped Nd:YAG lasers with more than 20 years engineering experience. For PIV application, Beamtech has become one of the leading laser suppliers and offers various products which feature high stability, reliability and good beam quality.


Dantec Dynamics

Dantec Dynamics develops and manufactures turnkey as well as customized measurement systems that determine physical properties in fluids and in solid structures. Clients worldwide rely on our user-friendly systems and superior application support to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, quality control and NDT.
Dantec Dynamics – Turn Measurements into Knowledge



ILA_5150 GmbH offers PIV solutions for your individual needs. From educational packages to fully automated robotic solutions in your large-scale wind tunnel: you have got the task, we have the means.



Innovation - Reliability - Customizations. InnoLas lasers combine innovative laser technology and precise construction, offering you powerful, reliable and stable-value tools for your application. The monolithic design of all InnoLas laser heads ensures highest thermal and mechanical stability. The alignment of the resonator, all other optical components as well as the power supply and regulation optimize the laser sources.



LaVision was founded in 1989 in Göttingen, Germany. Since its foundation LaVision is the leading supplier of laser imaging systems in top selling application fields like fluid mechanics (aerodynamics, microfluidics), combustion (automotive, power generation) as well as spray and particle diagnostics (engines, pharma).



With 50 years of experience and expertise, LUMIBIRD (formerly Quantel-Keopsys group) designs and manufactures high performance lasers for the industrial, scientific, medical and defense markets.  Key technologies include solid-state lasers, fiber laser and laser diodes. For PIV, LUMIBIRD proposes ruggedized double-pulse Nd:YAG lasers from 50mJ to 400mJ at 532nm.



Microvec Pte. Ltd. offers complete PIV and LDV systems. PIV systems are designed by Microvec own R&D with 16 years of experience and integrated in Singapore. Microvec has been the first to introduce many new techniques like pressure measurements with PIV or Light Field PIV. Microvec has also offered affordable sub 10,000 EUR complete PIV system for educational purposes and research.


Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics is a leading manufacturer of laser diodes, DPSS laser modules and complete DPSS laser systems for demanding commercial and military environments. CEO products and systems are used in applications including High Energy lasers, Ti:Sapphire pumping, PIV, LIDAR and Material Processing.



PCO is a leading specialist with more than 30 years of expert knowledge and experience developing and manufacturing high-end imaging systems. The company's cutting edge sCMOS and high-speed cameras are used in scientific and industrial research, automotive testing, quality control, metrology and a large variety of other applications worldwide.


Springer Nature

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge and making ideas and information accessible around the world. As a research publisher, Springer Nature is home to trusted brands including Springer, Nature Research, BioMed Central, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American.



Within last 50 years, TSI has served fluid mechanics researchers with PIV systems (Planar and volumetric) with the state-of-the-art hardware, controls and software for your research in turbulence, flow interaction and multi-phase flows. Single point measurement techniques as LDV and PDPA are also TSI core technologies.



VM-TIM GmbH offers compact dual pulse Nd:YAG lasers LOTIS TII with precise tuning delay between output pulses for PIV, LIBS, and other kinetic applications.