Mantas Valantinavicius is Research Support Officer II, who is working on a project on wind flow over complex terrain and impact on cultural heritage structures (Temples) by implementing opensource code for Multiphysics computational fluid dynamics model of the environmental conditions. He was a former (2011-2019) researcher at at Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) - an internationally recognized energy-related research, development, and innovation (R&D&I) competence center - in the Laboratory of Heat Equipment Research and Testing. He has been been working as a researcher on numerical modelling of various flow dynamics problems related to thermal conversion processes (combustion, gasification) of solid fuel and flows mixing in chambers of limited dimensions and various geometry. He has more than 8 years of experience working with experimental analytical laboratory equipment (ICP-OES, IC, GS-MS-TGA, DSC, Ash-fusibility) during those years he was one of the researchers on Joint research and implementation projects: Research of thermal decomposition processes of sewage sludge from water treatment plants (INODUMTECH)VP1-3.1-MES-10-V-02-009.Research of features of different types of solid biofuels derived from agricultural waste and recycling products and its applications in small-and medium-power heating systems (AGROBIOATENA) VP1-3.1-MES-10-V-02-011. He held a position as a Product Manager at Lithuania Energy Institute, R&D and Innovation transfer Unit, Kaunas (Lithuania). He has successfully finished Ph.D. studies (2019) in Technological sciences Energetics and power engineering. During his studies, he got Grant for the MPNS COST Action MP1305 - Flowing matter at the University of Luxembourg (2015), where he implemented an Extended discrete element method for thermochemical conversion of solid biomass. 2011 graduated in Master's Degree: Physics Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania), 2009 Bachelor's Degree: Environmental Science and Ecology, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania).
Wind flow over complex terrain and impact on cultural heritage structures (Temples)