Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Associate







308City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Mohsen is a Research Associate at the Department of Aeronautics, which he joined since Dec. 2019. He is currently a member of  Sherwin Lab and Load Control and Aeroelastics lab working with Professors Spencer Sherwin and Rafael Palacios. He is a specialist in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with a strong background on fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulation and development of numerical methods.
His research interests are in development and numerical simulation of Fluid-Structure interaction (FSI) with particular emphasis on highly deformable structures with application to wind and renewable energy  as well as bio-inspired FSI problems. He is currently developing a high-fidelity FSI code in the Nektar  framework for wall-resolved aeroelastic and Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) simulation of wind-turbine blades. This work is funded by EU project High-performance computing in wind energy.

Prior joining Imperial College, Mohsen worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab at KAIST during 2016-2019. During his work at KAIST, Mohsen developed Immersed boundary method (IBM) code for FSI simulation of bio and nature-inspired flows. He also secure a one year KAIST GCORE grant and participated in several industrial projects with Samsung Electronics Inc. and Unsiem Co.

Mohsen received his MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. His PhD thesis entitled "Development of a numerical scheme for simulation of compressible multi-material flows" where he developed a high-resolution numerical scheme for FSI simulation of highly deformable elastoplastic structure in compressible flow. 

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kim H, Lahooti M, Kim J, et al., 2021, Flow-induced periodic snap-through dynamics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:913, ISSN:0022-1120

Lahooti M, Kim D, 2020, Unsteady concentration transport over an array of cylinders in low-Reynolds-number flow, Physics of Fluids, Vol:32, ISSN:1070-6631

Lim D, Lahooti M, Kim D, 2019, Inertia-driven flow symmetry breaking by oscillating plates, Aip Advances, Vol:9

Lahooti M, Kim D, 2019, Multi-body interaction effect on the energy harvesting performance of a flapping hydrofoil, Renewable Energy, Vol:130, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:460-473

Lee SH, Lahooti M, Kim D, 2018, Aerodynamic characteristics of unsteady gap flow in a bristled wing, Physics of Fluids, Vol:30, ISSN:1070-6631

Lahooti M, Pishevar A, 2013, A CWENO ghost fluid method for compressible multimaterial flow, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol:73, ISSN:0271-2091, Pages:904-926

Lahooti M, Pishevar A, 2012, A New fourth order central WENO method for 3D hyperbolic conservation laws, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol:218, ISSN:0096-3003, Pages:10258-10270

Lahooti M, Pishevar A, Saidi MS, 2011, A novel 2D algorithm for fluid solid interaction based on the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, Scientia Iranica Transaction C-Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Vol:18, ISSN:1026-3098, Pages:358-367


Lahooti M, Palacios R, Sherwin SJ, 2021, Thick strip method for efficient large-eddy simulations of flexible wings in stall, Pages:1-20

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