- Fluid Dynamics
- Stratified flows
- Turbulent mixing
Dr Adrien Lefauve obtained a first MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France). In this 2008-2013 period, he spent a total of two years studying abroad in two foreign languages: at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria), at the German Aerospace Centre in Stuttgart (Germany), and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), where he wrote his thesis on the numerical simulation of collective motion of active swimmers in viscous suspensions. He then obtained in 2014 a second MSc in Fluid Mechanics from Ecole Polytechnique (France), where he wrote his thesis on the propagation and mixing of internal tidal waves in the deep ocean.
From there he moved to the G. K. Batchelor Laboratory in Cambridge and obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics on the wave and turbulence dynamics of stratified shear flows, using a combination of experimental, theoretical and numerical approaches. Following his PhD, first as a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, and now as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, he has been building on this exciting research programme, whose ultimate goal is to better understand the complex phenomenon of mixing in fluids that are stratified in density (such as in the atmosphere and the oceans).
MSc Mechanical Engineering, UT Compiègne (France)
MSc Fluid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
PhD Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge
Dissertation Prize, UK Fluids Network
‘Best fluid-mechanics doctoral thesis submitted to a UK University in 2018’
‘Focus on Fluids’ review article in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Paper selected for a dedicated review explaining its impact to the broad community.
Young Scientist Award, European Fluid Mechanics Conference
One of the two awards for best oral presentation in biennial Europe-wide conference.
Osborne Reynolds Award
First oral presentation prize in annual UK-wide competition for young researchers in fluid mechanics.
Buoyancy-driven exchange flows in inclined ducts
A. Lefauve, P. F. Linden.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, in press (2020)
Regime transitions and energetics of sustained stratified shear flows
A. Lefauve, J. L. Partridge, P. F. Linden
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 848, 658-699 (2019)
A versatile scanning method for volumetric measurements of velocity and density fields,
J. L. Partridge, A. Lefauve, S. B. Dalziel
Measurement Science and Technology, 30, 055203 (2019)
Waves and turbulence in sustained stratified shear flows,
PhD thesis, University of Cambridge (2018)
The structure and origin of confined Holmboe waves
A. Lefauve, J. L. Partridge, Q. Zhou, S. B. Dalziel, C. P. Caulfield, P. F. Linden.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 848, 508-544 (2018)
A three-dimensional map of tidal dissipation over abyssal hills
A. Lefauve, C. Muller, A. Melet.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010598 (2015)
Globally aligned states and hydrodynamic traffic jams in confined suspensions of active asymmetric particles.
A. Lefauve, D. Saintillan
Physical Review E: Rapid Communications, 89 021002 (2014)