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.



Frantz R, Deskos G, Laizet S, et al., 2021, High-fidelity simulations of gravity currents using a high-order finite-difference spectral vanishing viscosity approach, Computers and Fluids, Vol:221, ISSN:0045-7930, Pages:1-18

Hamzehloo A, Bartholomew P, Laizet S, 2021, Direct numerical simulations of incompressible Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities at low and medium Atwood numbers, Physics of Fluids, ISSN:1070-6631

Hamzehloo A, Lusher D, Laizet S, et al., 2021, On the performance of WENO/TENO schemes to resolve turbulence in DNS/LES of high-speed compressible flows, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol:93, ISSN:0271-2091, Pages:176-196

Voet L, Ahlfeld R, Gaymann A, et al., 2021, A hybrid approach combining DNS and RANS simulations to quantify uncertainties in turbulence modelling, Applied Mathematical Modelling: Simulation and Computation for Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol:89, ISSN:0307-904X, Pages:885-906

Wang C, Muñóz-Simon A, Deskos G, et al., 2020, Code-to-code-to-experiment validation of LES-ALM wind farm simulators, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol:1618, ISSN:1742-6588, Pages:1-8

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