Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Research Investigator



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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



Ghebali S, Chernyshenko SI, Leschziner MA, Turbulent skin-friction reduction by wavy surfaces, Physics of Fluids, Vol:29

Agostini L, Leschziner M, 2018, The Impact of Footprints of Large-Scale Outer Structures on the Near-Wall Layer in the Presence of Drag-Reducing Spanwise Wall Motion, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, Vol:100, ISSN:1386-6184, Pages:1037-1061

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