Imperial College London

Dr Shahid Mughal

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics



+44 (0)20 7594 2648s.mughal Website




734Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests are in aspects of Hydrodynamic Stability Theory. Linear and Nonlinear Receptivity. Laminar-Turbulent Boundary Layer Transition and Flow Control Modelling.

  • Modelling Receptivity due to Natural Distributed Surface Roughness, Freestream Acoustic and Turbulence/Vortical induced Instabilities in Swept Wing Boundary-Layers.
  • Development of Physics Correct, Rapid Methods for Modelling Biglobal & Triglobal Disturbance Evolution in Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers. Advancing the Modelling of Instabilities arising in Properly Three-Dimensional Boundary-Layer Flows for Aerospace Applications.
  • Scientific Computing.



Mughal MS, Stability Analysis of Complex Wing Geometries: Parabolised Stability Equations in Generalised Non-Orthogonal Coordinates, 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit

Mughal MS, Hussaini YM, Goodrick SL, et al., Role of buoyancy and heat release in fire modelling, propagation, and instability, The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy

Mughal SM, Ashworth R, Uncertainty Quantification Based Receptivity Modelling of Crossflow Instabilities Induced by Distributed Surface Roughness in Swept Wing Boundary Layers, 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference

Thomas C, Mughal MS, Ashworth R, The Effect of Surface Waviness on the Growth and Development of TS Waves, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamic

Xu H, Mughal MS, Gowree ER, et al., Effect of a 3d indentation on boundary layer instability, ICAS 2016, 30th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS

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