Imperial College London

Dr. Yongyun Hwang

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Fluid Mechanics



+44 (0)20 7594 5078y.hwang




337City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Yongyun Hwang is a Reader in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. He received his PhD in the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX) at Ecole Polytechnique in 2010. After spending one and half years at the same institution as a post-doctoral researcher, he moved to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at University of Cambridge as a Marie Curie post-doctoral research fellow in 2012. He joined Imperial College London in October 2013. His research interests are rather broadly defined in thoretical and computational fluid dynamics covering:

  • Instabilities, transition and turbulence 
  • Pattern formations in biological fluid systems
  • Continuum modelling of active fluids
  • Optimization and control of fluid flows 
  • Scientific computing

He enjoys discovering new and fundamental flow physics from simplified problems rather than simply applying existing theoretical and computational tools to complex multi-physics problems. His work is strongly based on linear and nonlinear stability theories, modern control theory and variational calculus, mathematical modeling, and scientific computing. 

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Basso R, Hwang Y, Assi G, et al., 2021, Instabilities and sensitivities in a flow over a rotationally flexible cylinder with a rigid splitter plate, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:928, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1-32

Hwang Y, Hutchins N, Marusic I, 2021, The logarithmic variance of streamwise velocity and k−1 conundrum in wall turbulence, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN:0022-1120

Jin D, Hwang Y, Kampf N, et al., 2021, Direct measurement of the viscoelectric effect in water, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Usa, ISSN:0027-8424

Fung L, Hwang Y, 2021, Instability of tilted shear flow in a strongly stratified and viscous medium, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, ISSN:1011-8861

Doohan P, Willis A, Hwang Y, 2021, Minimal multi-scale dynamics of near-wall turbulence, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:913, ISSN:0022-1120

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