Imperial College London: The Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College has received the top research rating (maximum 5* scores) in the last two Research Assessment Exercises. Research comprises a unique blend of theory, modelling, CFD and experiment, across a broad range of disciplines from medicine to environmental engineering. The academic staff within the department includes leading experts in the field of turbulence, flow control and control theory and will provide the PI and project researchers with the necessary intellectual support and basic infrastructure to carry out the proposed project.

University of Oxford: The Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford has an international reputation for its research in all the major branches of engineering, including control engineering and thermofluids, as well as in emerging areas such as energy and the environment. A strong emphasis is placed on inter-disciplinary and collaborative work especially within engineering science but also across the physical and life sciences. The Control Group within the department has a strong track record in the analysis, design and implementation of control systems and is applying control theoretical ideas to improve the performance and efficiency of many engineering, physical and biomedical systems. The group has a strong track record in the analysis and design of nonlinear and infinite dimensional systems.

University of Southampton: Engineering and the Environment is world-leading integrated research, teaching and enterprise organisation covering a wide range of disciplines. The Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group (AFM) has specialist expertise in a number of fields in fluid mechanics, including high performance computing, turbulence and flow control. There are strong links with the internationally known control systems group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton lead by Prof Eric Rogers, in a number of areas, including flow control, providing a further source of expertise for the proposed research.

The projects has links with:

Automatic Control Laboratory ETH Zurich,

Department of Mathematics of the University of Michigan,

Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California, Santa Barbara,

and Airbus Operation Ltd.


  • The project has ended.
  • Paolo Luchini visited us on February 2016.
  • Mihailo Jovanovic and Armin Zade visited us during the two weeks 2-15 November 2015.
  • All our postdocs secured positions which will allow them to contninue working in cooperation with us: Deqing Huang will be a full professor at the Southwest Jiaotong University, China, Davide Lasagna will be a Frontier Fellow at the Universiy of Southampton, UK, and Giorgio Valmorbida will move to a faculty position at the Supelec and Paris-Sud University, France. Well done!
  • Next progress meeting on February 23.2015.
  • Remote conference was held on 5.02.2015.
  • Sergei was at UCLA attending the Mathematics of Turbulence programme. He gave two presentations about the project.
  • Remote conference was held on 30.10.2014.
  • Remote conference was held on 09.06.2014.
  • A progress meeting was held at Imperial College on 27.03.2014.
  • Charles Doering is at Imperial 25-27.03.2014 and in Oxford 27-28.03.2014 He is giving a talk on 26.03, see "Miscellaneous".
  • Remote conference was held on 14.03.2014.
  • Sergei gave a talk at the NeZaTeGiUs conference NeZaTeGiUs conference on 02.03.2014.
  • Deqing went to China 26-30 December and gave a talk at a workshop organized by the State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou.
  • Remote conference was held on 20.12.2014 The record is available from Sergei.
  • Paul visited London and Oxford for two weeks in October, and took part in the project meeting on 21.10.
  • Sergei gave a talk at ICNAAM 2013.
  • Remote conference was held on 19.09.2013 The record is available from Sergei.
  • Remore conferences were video recorded on 14.05, 06.06, 25.06, 11.07, 16.08, and 21.08.2013 The records are available for the members of the team from Sergei, but the records are not in the repository, to save space.
  • July 2013. Deqing gave a talk at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • June 5 and 6, 2013. Our remote conference was spread over 2 days this time.
  • May 19-31, 2013. Sergei was in Stockholm, taking part in NORDITA Stability and Transition programme, and the follow-on SIG-33 workshop, where he gave a talk on using SoS in fluid dynamics.
  • May 14, 2013. We had our first remote conference. It was interesting, and useful. Giorgio, Davide, and Deqing presented, and we all had a good chat.
  • April 22, 2013. SVN repository for the project was created by Paul, hosted at ETH.
  • Kick-off meeting on April 18 went fine.
  • Paul is here!
  • Paul Goulart will be visiting Imperial from April 15 to May 3.
  • 30.03.2013 This website opens.
  • 28.03.2013 Project mailing list created.
  • 11-15.03.2013 Wynn visited Doering in Michigan.
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  • 19.02.2013 Chernyshenko visited Southampton team.