Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Research Investigator



+44 (0)20 7594 5061mike.leschziner




260Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor of Computational Aerodynamics
MSc, PhD, DSc, FREng, FIMechE, FRAeros, CEng, SMAIAA, MASME


Schooling in Germany and Switzerland.
1969 Dipl. Ing. HTL, Lucerne Polytechnic College
1972 BSc, City University, London.
1973 MSc, DIC, Imperial College London. 
1976 PhD, Imperial College London.
1994 DSc, University of Manchester.

1976 - 1980 Research Engineer, University of Karlsruhe.
1980 - 1999 Faculty, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Professor of CFD, Head of Mechanical Engineering, Head of Thermofluids.
1999 - 2001 Queen Mary University of London, Professor of Aerospace Engineering.
2001 -  Imperial College London, Professor of Computational Aerodynamics.

Major Areas of Interest & Expertise

Fluid Mechanics; Turbulence and its modelling and simulation; Computational Fluid Mechanics of complex turbulent flows in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Personal Webpage:

Turbulent Flow Modelling and Simulation



Agostini L, Leschziner M, 2016, Predicting the response of small-scale near-wall turbulence to large-scale outer motions, Physics of Fluids, Vol:28, ISSN:1070-6631

Agostini L, Leschziner M, 2016, On the validity of the quasi-steady-turbulence hypothesis in representing the effects of large scales on small scales in boundary layers, Physics of Fluids, Vol:28, ISSN:1070-6631

Agostini L, Leschziner M, Gaitonde D, 2016, Skewness-induced asymmetric modulation of small-scale turbulence by large-scale structures, Physics of Fluids, Vol:28, ISSN:1070-6631

Agostini L, Touber E, Leschziner MA, 2015, The turbulence vorticity as a window to the physics of friction-drag reduction by oscillatory wall motion, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol:51, ISSN:0142-727X, Pages:3-15


Leschziner M, 2015, Statistical Turbulence Modelling for Fluid Dynamics - Demystified: An Introductory Text for Graduate Engineering Students, ISBN:9781783266609

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