Research topics


Although open physical systems potentially have an infinite number of degrees of freedom, flows are quite often organized around characteristic coherent structures, which play a key-role in both the dynamics and spectral signature of the flow. One can think to von Karman streets, present from lab's flows to island's wakes.

This organization invites both to a modal decomposition (which can be used to understand the connection between the different scales captured by the coherent structures and their time behavior, or to infer reduced-order models) or a topological/kernel based description (wich leads to a interpretation of lagrangian properties).

More generally, these approachs lead to tractable solutions for tackling the curse of dimensionallity ; I am actively exploring these paths.

Von Karman Street
Von Karman vortices, Rishiri Island, Japan


I am currently interested in:

My PhD work was splitted into three main objectives.


Dr. Florimond Guéniat
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Address : 319 XPACC, Coordinated Science Laboratory, Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1308 W. Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801-2307 (US)

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