Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Computational Fluid Mechanics



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I am a reader in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London (ICL). I hold a PhD and a Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from the University of Poitiers in France in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applied to turbulence. 

Understanding turbulent flows and how to use them in various engineering applications is the motivation behind my research. With my collaborators at Imperial College, in France and in Brazil, we develop high-order finite-difference highly-scalable flow solvers dedicated to turbulent flows.

Within the turbulence simulation group, we are currently investigating wake-to-wake interaction in wind farms, Bayesian optimisation techniques for drag reduction and energy saving, active control solutions of free shear flows, immersed boundary methods for moving objects, neural networks applied to computational fluid dynamics and particle-laden gravity currents.



Balogh GD, Flynn T, Laizet S, et al., 2021, Scalable Many-core Algorithms for Tridiagonal Solvers, Computing in Science and Engineering, ISSN:1521-9615

Giannenas A, Laizet S, 2021, A simple and scalable Immersed Boundary Method for high-fidelity simulations of fixed and moving objects on a Cartesian mesh, Applied Mathematical Modelling: Simulation and Computation for Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol:99, ISSN:0307-904X, Pages:606-627

Mahfoze O, Laizet S, 2021, Non-explicit Large Eddy Simulations of turbulent channel flows from Reτ= 180 up to Reτ= 5,200, Computers and Fluids, Vol:228, ISSN:0045-7930, Pages:1-19

Hamzehloo A, Lusher D, Laizet S, et al., 2021, Direct numerical simulation of compressible turbulence in acounter-flow channel configuration, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:6, ISSN:2469-990X, Pages:1-21

Khojasteh AR, Yang Y, Heitz D, et al., 2021, Lagrangian coherent track initialisation, Physics of Fluids, Vol:33, ISSN:1070-6631, Pages:1-13

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