Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Chair in Applied Mathematics







753Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Peter Schmid is Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at Imperial College London. Before joining Imperial he held a research director position at the French National Research Agengy (CNRS) and was Professor (PCC) of Mechanics at Ecole Polytechnique in France. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies in aerospace engineering at the Technical University Munich and obtained his doctoral degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he joined the faculty of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.  

His main research interests lie in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics with an emphasis on hydrodynamic stability theory, flow control, model reduction, system identification and the analysis of a wide range of fluid flows using adjoint, sensitivity and optimisation techniques. He is also interested in quantitative flow analysis using data-driven decomposition methods. 




Edstrand AM, Sun Y, Schmid PJ, et al., 2018, Active attenuation of a trailing vortex inspired by a parabolized stability analysis, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:855, ISSN:0022-1120

Eggl MF, Schmid PJ, 2018, A gradient-based framework for maximizing mixing in binary fluids, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol:368, ISSN:0021-9991, Pages:131-153

Edstrand AM, Schmid PJ, Taira K, et al., 2018, A parallel stability analysis of a trailing vortex wake, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:837, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:858-895

Symon S, Dovetta N, McKeon BJ, et al., 2017, Data assimilation of mean velocity from 2D PIV measurements of flow over an idealized airfoil, Experiments in Fluids, Vol:58, ISSN:0723-4864

Qadri UA, Schmid PJ, 2017, Effect of nonlinearities on the frequency response of a round jet, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:2, ISSN:2469-990X

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