Imperial College London

ProfessorJohn ChristosVassilicos

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 5137j.c.vassilicos




Miss Jackie O'Neill +44 (0)20 7594 5079




CAGB 314City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Turbulent, chaotic and vortical flows including shear layers and wakes and effects of/on stratification, rotation, boundaries, bluff bodies, poluting contaminants, multiple phases and combustion. Theory, simulations and laboratory experiments
  • Environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics
  • The physics and mechanics of fractals and spirals and wavelet analysis
  • Turbulent-like flows, electromagnetically forced and controlled flows,
    Kinematic Simulations for turbulence analysis and modelling. Laboratory
    experiments, simulations and theory.
  • Eulerian-Lagrangian approaches to turbulent diffusion, dispersion and
    clustering of contaminants and droplets/particles based on concepts of
    multiscale persistent flow structure themselves based on
    the spatio-temporal structure of the acceleration field. Simulations and
  • Critical/stagnation point approaches to velocity and
    acceleration turbulence dymamics and kinematics.
    Simulations and theory.
  • Multiscale flow control and fractal-generated turbulence with
    applications to airbrakes, flaps, static and dynamics mixers,
    combustors and ventilation. Laboratory and proof of concept experimetns,
    simulations and theory