Hesam salehipour


  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Autodesk AI Lab & Univ. of Toronto (09/2017 – Present)
    • Current Project: Parameterizations of turbulence based on machine learning methods.


  • PhD in Physics, Univ. of Toronto, ON. (09/2012 – 04/2017)
  • MSc in Physics, Univ. of Toronto, ON. (09/2011 – 09/2012)
  • MSc in Mech. Eng., Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA. (01/2009 – 05/2010)
  • BSc in Mech. Eng., Isfahan Univ. of Tech., Iran. (09/2003 – 02/2008)

Contact Info


  1. Salehipour, H., Peltier, WR, 2018, "Deep learning of mixing by two 'atoms' of stratified turbulence", J. Fluid Mech., 861, R4. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.980, (pdf, journal website).
  2. Salehipour, H., Peltier, WR, Caulfield, CP, 2018, "Self-organized criticality of turbulence in strongly stratified mixing layers", J. Fluid Mech., 856, 228-256. (pdf, journal website)
  3. Mashayek, A., Salehipour, H., Bouffard, D., Caulfield, C.P., Ferrari, R., Nikurashin, M., Peltier, W.R., and Smyth, W.D., 2017, “Efficiency of Turbulent Mixing in Abyssal Ocean Ventilation”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44(12), 6296-6306. (pdf, journal website)
  4. Portwood, G. D., de Bruyn Kops, S. M., Taylor, J. R., Salehipour, H., Caulfield, C.P., 2016, "Robust identification of dynamically distinct regions in stratified turbulence". J. Fluid Mech., 807, R2. doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.617. (pdf, journal website)
  5. Salehipour, H., Caulfield, CP , Peltier, WR, 2016, “ Turbulent mixing due to the Holmboe wave instability at high Reynolds number". J. Fluid Mech., 803, 591-621. (pdf, journal website)
  6. Salehipour, H., Peltier, WR, Whalen, CP, MacKinnon JA, 2016, “ A new characterization of the turbulent diapycnal diffusivities of mass and momentum in the ocean". Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3370-3379, doi:10.1002/2016GL068184. (pdf, journal website)
  7. Salehipour, H., Peltier, WR, 2015, “Diapycnal diffusivity, turbulent Prandtl number and Diapycnal diffusivity, turbulent Prandtl number and mixing efficiency in Boussinesq stratified turbulence", J. Fluid Mech., 775, 464-500. (pdf, journal website)
  8. Salehipour, H., Peltier, WR, Mashayek, A., 2015, “Turbulent diapycnal mixing in stratified shear flows: the influence of Prandtl number on mixing efficiency and transition at high Reynolds number". J. Fluid Mech. 773, 178-223. (pdf, journal website)
  9. Salehipour, H., Stuhne, GR, Peltier, WR., 2013, “A Higher Order Discontinuous Galerkin, Global Shallow Water Model: Global Ocean Tides and Aquaplanet Benchmarks”, Ocean Modelling, 69: 93-107. (pdf, journal website)
  10. Salehipour, H., Willis, DJ, 2013, “A coupled kinematicsenergetics model for predicting energy efficient flapping flight”, J. Theoretical Biology, 318, 173196. (pdf, journal website)

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded David Crighton Fellowship at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge: £3,800 for 2015-2016.
  • Awarded the 2014-2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for International students for $15000K
  • Awarded the 2013 and 2014 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) with a stipend of $5,600 and $1,000 travel allowance – (not able to attend)
  • Recipient of the 2012-2013 Van Kranendonk best TA award.
  • Awarded $900 travel stipend to attend 2012 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, Monterey, CA – (declined due to conflict with DCMIP summer school).
  • Recipient of the 2011 Rio Tinto Alcan Fellowship for $18,000.
  • Awarded the University of Toronto Fellowship in Physics Department, 2011-2014
  • Awarded the Mech. Eng. International Students Graduate Fellowship at UofT, Sep. 2010.
  • Awarded the Deans Gold Medal for Highest Achievements in Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell, May 2010.
  • Awarded as the 2010 Outstanding Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering Department, UMass Lowell, May 2010.
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