Biography

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Fluid Turbulence and Plasma team of the Lagrange laboratory at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (Nice, France). My current work deals with the dynamics of quantum turbulence, as observed for instance in low temperature helium, using direct numerical simulations of different theoretical models.

I did my PhD at the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d’Acoustique in Lyon, France. My objective was to describe inhomogeneous and wall-bounded turbulent flows from a Lagrangian perspective, that is, from the point of view of fluid tracers. My PhD thesis is available here.

Interests

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Lagrangian turbulence
  • Quantum turbulence
  • Wall-bounded flows
  • High performance computing

Education

  • PhD in Fluid Mechanics, 2019

    LMFA / Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France

  • Master of Mechanics: Fluid Mechanics, Fundamentals & Applications, 2013

    École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

  • Engineering degree, 2013

    École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

  • Mechanical Engineering, 2015

    Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile

Open-source projects

PencilFFTs.jl

Fast Fourier transforms of MPI-distributed arrays in Julia

PencilArrays.jl

Distributed Julia arrays using the MPI protocol

WriteVTK.jl

Julia package for writing VTK XML files

BSplineKit.jl

Tools for B-spline based Galerkin and collocation methods in Julia

Contact

  • jpolanco@oca.eu
  • Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
    Boulevard de l'Observatoire
    06304 Nice