Imperial College London

Dr. Yongyun Hwang

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5078y.hwang




337City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Yongyun Hwang is a senior lecturer at 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:

  • Shear flow instabilities and turbulent flows 
  • Pattern formation in biological fluid systems
  • Optimization and control of fluid flows 
  • Direct and large eddy simulations

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. As an applied mathematician, 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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Cassinelli A, de Giovanetti M, Hwang Y, Streak instability in near-wall turbulence revisited, Journal of Turbulence, ISSN:1468-5248

Cossu C, Hwang Y, Self-sustaining processes at all scales in wall-boundedturbulent shear flows, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, ISSN:1364-503X

Yang Q, Willis AP, Hwang Y, Energy production and self-sustained turbulence at the Kolmogorov scale inCouette flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN:0022-1120

de Giovanetti M, Sung HJ, Hwang Y, Streak instability in turbulent channel flow: the seeding mechanism of large-scale motions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN:0022-1120

Gouget CLM, Hwang Y, Barakat AI, 2016, Model of cellular mechanotransduction via actin stress fibers., Biomech Model Mechanobiol, Vol:15, Pages:331-344

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