Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorMichaelLeschziner

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Emeritus Professor



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CAGB317ACity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor of Computational Aerodynamics
MSc, PhD, DSc, FREng, FIMechE, FRAes, CEng


Schooling in Germany and Switzerland.
1969 Dipl. Ing. HTL, Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland.
1972 BSc, City University, London.
1973 MSc, DIC, Imperial College London. 
1976 PhD, Imperial College London.
1994 DSc, University of Manchester.

1976 - 1980 Research Engineer, University of Karlsruhe.
1980 - 1999 Faculty, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Professor of CFD, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Head of Thermofluids Division.
1999 - 2001 Queen Mary University of London, Professor of Aerospace Engineering.
2001 -  Imperial College London, Professor of Computational Aerodynamics.

Major Areas of Interest & Expertise

Fluid Mechanics; Turbulence and its modelling and simulation; Computational Fluid Mechanics of complex turbulent flows in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Personal Webpage:

Turbulent Flow Modelling and Simulation



Agostini L, Leschziner M, 2022, Auto-encoder-assisted analysis of amplitude and wavelength modulation of near-wall turbulence by outer large-scale structures in channel flow at friction Reynolds number of 5200, Physics of Fluids, Vol:34, ISSN:1070-6631, Pages:1-18

Agostini L, Leschziner M, 2021, Statistical analysis of outer large-scale/inner-layer interactions in channel flow subjected to oscillatory drag-reducing wall motion using a multiple-variable joint-probability-density function methodology, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:923, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1-29

Ricco P, Skote M, Leschziner MA, 2021, A review of turbulent skin-friction drag reduction by near-wall transverse forcing, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol:123, ISSN:0376-0421, Pages:1-58

Leschziner MA, 2020, Friction-drag reduction by transverse wall motion - a review, Journal of Mechanics, Vol:36, ISSN:1680-0893, Pages:649-663

Nicoud F, Hickel S, Tomboulides A, et al., 2020, Progress in Engineering Turbulence Modelling, Simulation and Measurements Preface, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, Vol:104, ISSN:1386-6184, Pages:291-292

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