Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Chair in Applied Mathematics







753Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Peter Schmid is Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at Imperial College London. Before joining Imperial he held a research director position at the French National Research Agengy (CNRS) and was Professor (PCC) of Mechanics at Ecole Polytechnique in France. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies in aerospace engineering at the Technical University Munich and obtained his doctoral degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he joined the faculty of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.  

His main research interests lie in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics with an emphasis on hydrodynamic stability theory, flow control, model reduction, system identification and the analysis of a wide range of fluid flows using adjoint, sensitivity and optimisation techniques. He is also interested in quantitative flow analysis using data-driven decomposition methods. 




Fosas de Pando M, Schmid PJ, 2017, Optimal frequency-response sensitivity of compressible flow over roughness elements, Journal of Turbulence, Vol:18, ISSN:1468-5248, Pages:338-351

Fosas de Pando M, Schmid PJ, Sipp D, 2017, On the receptivity of aerofoil tonal noise: an adjoint analysis, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:812, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:771-791

Pier B, Schmid PJ, 2017, Linear and nonlinear dynamics of pulsatile channel flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:815, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:435-480

Qadri UA, Schmid PJ, 2017, Frequency selection mechanisms in the flow of a laminar boundary layer over a shallow cavity, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:2, ISSN:2469-990X

Qadri UA, Schmid PJ, 2017, Effect of nonlinearities on the frequency response of a round jet, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:2, ISSN:2469-990X

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