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.



Ozbay AG, Hamzehloo A, Laizet S, et al., 2021, Poisson CNN: Convolutional neural networks for the solutionof the Poisson equation on a Cartesian mesh, Data-centric Engineering, Vol:2, ISSN:2632-6736

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, ISSN:0307-904X

Hamzehloo A, Bartholomew P, Laizet S, 2021, Direct numerical simulations of incompressible Rayleigh–Taylor instabilities at low and medium Atwood numbers, Physics of Fluids, Vol:33, ISSN:1070-6631, Pages:1-23

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, ISSN:0045-7930

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

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