Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Chair in Aerodynamics



+44 (0)20 7594 5548s.chernyshenko Website




211aCity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Administrative duties

Director of MSc in Advanced Computational Methods 

For detailed information on research, possible collaborations, PhD projects etc, please go to the "Research" tab above, or first read the following mini-CV, (provided for the case when I am invited to give a talk, and the chairman needs to introduce me but does not know enough - the dreadful situation I found myself in just too often while being that chairman :-))


Name: Sergei Ivanovich Chernyshenko

Research interests: fluid dynamics. Go to the dedicated research website for more. The link under "Contact" also leads there.

Education and degrees, all from  the  Mechanics and Mathematics  department of the Moscow State University: Diploma of Mechanic (5-year taught course) 1977, PhD (Kandidat Fiziko-Matematicheskikh Nauk) 1983,   DSc (Doktor Fiziko-Matematicheskikh Nauk, which is a Russian professorial-level degree) 1995.

Work: major previous: 1980-2000, Institute of Mechanics of the Moscow State University. Last position held: Leading Researcher. 2000-2007  School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Professor. Current, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, Professor.


Member of the National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Russian Federation, member of the Editorial Board of the Mekhanika Zhdikosti i Gaza (a fluid-dynamics journal published by the Russian Academy of Sciences). There are also grants, PhD students, publications and other things one would expect from an active researcher.

Born in S.-Petersburg, Russia. Married, have two sons. Hobbies: white-water kayaking reduced now to one trip per year to Karelia with friends and children, and in catamarans rather than in kayaks; downhill skiing; gardening.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhang C, Chernyshenko SI, 2016, Quasisteady quasihomogeneous description of the scale interactions in near-wall turbulence, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:1, ISSN:2469-990X

Chernyshenko SI, Goulart P, Huang D, et al., 2014, Polynomial sum of squares in fluid dynamics: a review with a look ahead, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:372, ISSN:1364-503X

Blesbois O, Chernyshenko SI, Touber E, et al., 2013, Pattern prediction by linear analysis of turbulent flow with drag reduction by wall oscillation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:724, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:607-641

Chernyshenko SI, 1998, Asymptotic theory of global separation, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol:51, ISSN:0003-6900, Pages:523-536

Chernyshenko SI, Baig MF, 2005, The mechanism of streak formation in near-wall turbulence, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:544, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:99-131

Chernyshenko SI, Constantin P, Robinson JC, et al., 2007, A posteriori regularity of the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations from numerical computations, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol:48, ISSN:0022-2488

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