Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



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340City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics. The focus of my group's research is the development of new computational optimization methods to interrogate, model and improve the performance of fluid mechanical systems. Particular applications include active control of bluff-body flows, data-driven flow modelling, aeroservoelastics, and the developement of automatic methods to rigorously bound fundamental properties of hydrodynamical systems. 

More detailed descriptions of the these research topics can be found here: our lab homepage 

Career History

  • 2016 - Senior Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • 2012 - 2016 Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • 2010-2012 Research Associate, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • 2009-2010 Teaching Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University College London
  • 2005-2009 D.Phil Mathematics, University of Oxford

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zheng Y, Fantuzzi G, Papachristodoulou A, et al., 2019, Chordal decomposition in operator-splitting methods for sparse semidefinite programs, Mathematical Programming, Vol:180, ISSN:0025-5610, Pages:489-532

Brackston R, Wynn A, Stumpf MPH, 2018, Construction of quasi-potentials for stochastic dynamical systems: An optimization approach, Physical Review E, Vol:98, ISSN:1539-3755

Wang Y, Wynn A, Palacios R, 2018, Nonlinear aeroelastic control of very flexible aircraft using modelupdating, Journal of Aircraft, Vol:55, ISSN:0021-8669, Pages:1551-1563

Brackston RD, Wynn A, Morrison JF, 2018, Modelling and feedback control of vortex shedding for drag reduction of a turbulent bluff body wake, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol:71, ISSN:0142-727X, Pages:127-136

Fantuzzi G, Pershin A, Wynn A, 2018, Bounds on heat transfer for Bénard-Marangoni convection at infinite Prandtl number, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:837, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:562-596

Krol J, Wynn A, 2017, Dynamic reconstruction and data reconstruction for subsampled or irregularly sampled data, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:825, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:133-166

Fantuzzi G, Wynn A, Goulart P, et al., 2017, Optimization with affine homogeneous quadratic integral inequality constraints, Ieee Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:62, ISSN:1558-2523, Pages:6221-6236

Jacob B, Partington JR, Pott S, et al., 2017, beta-admissibility of observation operators for hypercontractive semigroups, Journal of Evolution Equations, Vol:18, ISSN:1424-3199, Pages:153-170

Fantuzzi G, Wynn A, 2017, Exact energy stability of Bénard–Marangoni convection at infinite Prandtl number, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:822, ISSN:1469-7645

Jacob B, Partington JR, Pott S, et al., β -admissibility of observation operators for hypercontractive semigroups, Journal of Evolution Equations, ISSN:1424-3202

Wang Y, wynn A, Palacios R, 2016, A Nonlinear Modal Aeroservoelastic Analysis Framework for Flexible Aircraft, AIAA Journal, Vol:54, ISSN:1533-385X, Pages:3075-3090

Fantuzzi G, Wynn A, 2016, Optimal bounds with semidefinite programming: An application to stress driven shear flows, Physical Review E, Vol:93, ISSN:1550-2376

Ji L, Rawlings JB, Hu W, et al., 2015, Robust stability of moving horizon estimation under bounded disturbances, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:61, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:3509-3514

Wang Y, Palacios R, Wynn A, 2015, A method for normal-mode-based model reduction in nonlinear dynamics of slender structures, Computers & Structures, Vol:159, ISSN:0045-7949, Pages:26-40

Rabey PK, Wynn A, Buxton ORH, 2015, The kinematics of the reduced velocity gradient tensor in a fully developed turbulent free shear flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:767, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:627-658

Fantuzzi G, Wynn A, 2015, Construction of an Optimal Background Profile for the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky Equation using Semidefinite Programming, Physics Letters A, ISSN:0375-9601

Wynn A, Vukov M, Diehl M, 2014, Convergence Guarantees for Moving Horizon Estimation Based on the Real-time Iteration Scheme, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, ISSN:0018-9286

Wynn A, Wang Y, Palacios R, et al., 2013, An Energy-Preserving Description of Nonlinear Beam Vibrations in Modal Coordinates, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol:332, ISSN:0022-460X, Pages:5543-5558

Wynn A, Pearson DS, Ganapathisubramani B, et al., 2013, Optimal Mode Decomposition For Unsteady Flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:733, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:473-503

Jacob B, Rydhe E, Wynn A, 2013, The weighted Weiss conjecture and reproducing kernel theses for generalized Hankel operators, Journal of Evolution Equations

Wynn A, 2011, Sufficient conditions for weighted admissibility of operators with applications to Carleson measures and multipliers, Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, Vol:62, Pages:747-770

Elliott SJ, Wynn A, 2011, Composition operators on weighted Bergman spaces of a half-plane, Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, Vol:54, Pages:373-379

Wynn A, 2010, α-admissibility of observation operators in discrete and continuous time, Complex Anal. Oper. Theory, Vol:1, Pages:109-131

Wynn A, 2009, α-admissibility of the right-shift semigroup on L²(R₊), Systems & Control Letters, Vol:58, Pages:677-681

Wynn A, 2009, Counterexamples to the discrete and continuous weighted Weiss conjectures, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol:48, ISSN:0363-0129, Pages:2620-2635


Wang Y, Wynn A, Palacios R, 2016, Model-Predictive Control of Flexible Aircraft using Nonlinear Reduced-Order Models, 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, AIAA


Rigas G, Brackston RD, Garcia de la Cruz Lopez JM, et al., 2015, Drag Reduction Method

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