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. 




Schmidt OT, Schmid PJ, 2019, A conditional space-time POD formalism for intermittent and rare events: example of acoustic bursts in turbulent jets, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:867, ISSN:0022-1120

Yang D, Sogaro FM, Morgans AS, et al., 2019, Optimising the acoustic damping of multiple Helmholtz resonators attached to a thin annular duct, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol:444, ISSN:0022-460X, Pages:69-84

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

Skene CS, Schmid PJ, 2018, Adjoint-based parametric sensitivity analysis for swirling M-flames, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:859, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:516-542

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

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