Computational Turbulence

Adrián Lozano-Durán, Ph.D.

Center for Turbulence Research

Stanford University


Dr. Adrián Lozano-Durán received his PhD from the Technical University of Madrid in 2015 at the Computational Fluid Mechanics Lab. headed by Professor Jiménez. His main research has focused on Computational Fluid Mechanics and the physics of wall-bounded turbulence. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University working on fundamentals of turbulence, turbulence theory by machine learning, large-eddy simulation, wall modeling, and multiphase flows.

3-D non-equilibrium turbulent boundary layer

Reduced-order modeling of external aerodynamics (NASA Juncture flow)


  • Information theory and causal analysis in fluid mechanics
  • Coherent motions in wall-bounded turbulence
  • Large-eddy simulation and wall-modeling for external aerodynamics
  • Laminar-to-turbulent transition
  • Non-equilibrium turbulent boundary layers
  • Multiphase turbulent flows
  • Turbulence theory by machine learning
  • Computational geometry
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics and atmospheric flows

Graph Theory to unveil the time-resolved coherent structure of wall turbulence

Turbulence theory and prediction by Machine Learning

Computational Geometry

The turbulent energy cascade

Laminar-to-turbulent transition

External Aerodynamics: Wall-modeled LES of NACA 4412

Energy transfer in hurricanes with Prof. O'Neill and Dr. Prasanth

Analytical Model Discovery for Fluids by Reinforcement Learning (with Dr. Bassenne)

Flow Structure of Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers (with Dr. Lin Fu)