Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



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339City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London (ICL). I hold a PhD and a Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the University of Poitiers in France in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applied to turbulence. 

Understanding turbulent flows and how to use them in various engineering applications is the motivation behind my research. With my collaborators at Imperial College, in France and in Brazil, we develop high-order finite-difference highly-scalable flow solvers dedicated to turbulent flows.

Within the turbulence simulation group, we are currently investigating wake-to-wake interaction in wind farms, Bayesian optimisation techniques for drag reduction and energy saving, active control solutions of free shear flows, immersed boundary methods for moving objects, neural networks applied to computational fluid dynamics and particle-laden gravity currents.



Deskos G, Laizet S, Piggott MD, 2019, Turbulence-resolving simulations of wind turbine wakes, Renewable Energy, Vol:134, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:989-1002

Wu J-L, Sun R, Laizet S, et al., 2019, Representation of stress tensor perturbations with application in machine-learning-assisted turbulence modeling, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol:346, ISSN:0045-7825, Pages:707-726

Margnat F, Ioannou V, Laizet S, 2018, A diagnostic tool for jet noise using a line-source approach and implicit large-eddy simulation data, Comptes Rendus Mecanique, Vol:346, ISSN:1631-0721, Pages:903-918

Schuch FN, Pinto LC, Silvestrini JH, et al., 2018, Three-Dimensional Turbulence-Resolving Simulations of the Plunge Phenomenon in a Tilted Channel, Journal of Geophysical Research-oceans, Vol:123, ISSN:2169-9275, Pages:4820-4832

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