Biography

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d’Acoustique (LMFA) in Lyon, France. Here I study the dynamics of non-spherical inertial particles in turbulent flows using direct numerical simulations. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms of collision and preferential orientation of such particles. These phenomena have important implications for the process of rain formation in clouds.

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

Before that, I did my PhD at the LMFA 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

I am the main developer of a small number of libraries in Julia, a fast and modern programming language particularly well adapted for high-performance scientific computing.

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

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