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. 




Pier B, Schmid PJ, 2021, Optimal energy growth in pulsatile channel and pipe flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:926, ISSN:0022-1120

Sayadi T, Schmid PJ, 2021, Frequency response analysis of a (non-)reactive jet in crossflow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:922, ISSN:0022-1120

Skene CS, Eggl MF, Schmid PJ, 2021, A parallel-in-time approach for accelerating direct-adjoint studies, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol:429, ISSN:0021-9991


Margaritis AT, Sayadi T, Marxen O, et al., 2021, Linear analysis of n-periodic fluid systems: An application to wake synchronization, Pages:1-11

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