Winner Visualization Challenge 2016 announced at Super D Event

22 DEC 2016

The winner of the SURFsara Visualization Challenge 2016 has been announced at the Super D Event on December 15th, 2016. The winning entry, 'Thermohaline Staircase', is from Yantao Yang, Detlef Lohse and Roberto Verzicco from the Physics of Fluids group at the Unversity of Twente.


Participants of the Visualization Challenge were asked to show the world what they do with the e-Infrastructure and how it contributes to their research. Entries were judged on visual impact, skill required to make the visualization, the added value of the visualization and usage of the e-Infrastructure. 

Winning entry

The winning entry 'Thermohaline Staircase' received EUR 250 of gift certificates. The best entries were displayed at Super D Event.

The final ranking

  1. Thermohaline Staircase Yantao Yang, Detlef Lohse, Roberto Verzicco (University of Twente)
  2. Blood flow in human heart along prosthetic mechanical valves Vamsi Spandan Arza, Valentina Meschini, Roberto Verzicco (University of Twente, Gran Sasso Science Institute)
  3. eWatercycle: Global hydrological forecast Maarten van Meersbergen, Rolf Hut, Niels Drost (Netherlands eScience Center, TU Delft)
  4. Fog on the budding planets Simon Portegies Zwart, Inti Pelupessy, Steven Rieder (Leiden Observatory, RIKEN ACS)
  5. Fully resolved blood flow with deformable particles in a small vessel Gábor Závodszky (University of Amsterdam)
  6. Tracer trajectories in cylindrical Rayleigh-Bénard convection Kim Alards, Federico Toschi, Herman Clercx, Rudie Kunnen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  7. Historical ice sheets over Canada and Greenland Tijn Berends, Roderik van de Wal (Utrecht University)
  8. BioMed Xplorer Mohammad Shafahi, Hamideh Afsarmanesh (University of Amsterdam)
  9. Hyforformylation - Shaotao Bai, Vivek Sinha (University of Amsterdam) Structure of a cluster of 3 acenaphthene molecules - Sander Lemmens (Radboud University) Molecular level mechanistic understanding of current flow in Organometallic Fuel Cell Systems - Vivek Sinha (University of Amsterdam)

Judging panel

The judging panel was composed of members from SURFsara and the Dutch research community:

  • Paul Melis (Group lead SURFsara Visualization group)
  • Walter Lioen (Unit manager Compute Services, SURFsara)
  • Tijs de Kler (SURFsara Visualization group)
  • Casper van Leeuwen (SURFsara Visualization group)
  • Robert Belleman (University of Amsterdam)
  • Rosa Bula (Utrecht University)
  • Frans van Hoesel (University of Groningen)
  • Anton Koning (Erasmus University)
Latest modifications 22 Dec 2016