Dr. Adrian Lozano-Duran 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 fundamental physics of wall-bounded turbulence. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University working on large eddy simulation and wall-modeling.

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, E.T.S. Ingenieros Aeronauticos (2010)
  • Master of Science in Engr, E.T.S. Ingenieros Aeronauticos (2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, E.T.S. Ingenieros Aeronauticos (2015)

Stanford Advisors

All Publications

  • Error scaling of large-eddy simulation in the outer region of wall-bounded turbulence JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Lozano-Duran, A., Bae, H. 2019; 392: 532–55
  • Turbulent windprint on a liquid surface JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Perrard, S., Lozano-Duran, A., Rabaud, M., Benzaquen, M., Moisy, F. 2019; 873: 1020–54
  • Identity of attached eddies in turbulent channel flows with bidimensional empirical mode decomposition JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Cheng, C., Li, W., Lozano-Duran, A., Liu, H. 2019; 870: 1037–71
  • Characteristic scales of Townsend's wall-attached eddies JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Lozano-Duran, A., Bae, H. 2019; 868: 698–725
  • Dynamic slip wall model for large-eddy simulation JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Bae, H., Lozano-Duran, A., Bose, S. T., Moin, P. 2018; 859: 400–432
  • Mandala-inspired representation of the turbulent energy cascade Bassenne, M., Bae, H., Lozano-Duran, A. AMER PHYSICAL SOC. 2018
  • Modeling boundary-layer transition in direct and large-eddy simulations using parabolized stability equations PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS Lozano-Duran, A., Hack, M. P., Moin, P. 2018; 3 (2)
  • Turbulence intensities in large-eddy simulation of wall-bounded flows PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS Bae, H. J., Lozano-Duran, A., Bose, S. T., Moin, P. 2018; 3 (1)
  • Characterization of turbulent coherent structures in square duct flow Atzori, M., Vinuesa, R., Lozano-Duran, A., Schlatter, P., Jimenez, J. IOP PUBLISHING LTD. 2018
  • A multifractal model for the momentum transfer process in wall-bounded flows JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Yang, X. A., Lozano-Duran, A. 2017; 824
  • Transitional-turbulent spots and turbulent-turbulent spots in boundary layers PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Wu, X., Moin, P., Wallace, J. M., Skarda, J., Lozano-Duran, A., Hickey, J. 2017; 114 (27): E5292–E5299


    Two observations drawn from a thoroughly validated direct numerical simulation of the canonical spatially developing, zero-pressure gradient, smooth, flat-plate boundary layer are presented here. The first is that, for bypass transition in the narrow sense defined herein, we found that the transitional-turbulent spot inception mechanism is analogous to the secondary instability of boundary-layer natural transition, namely a spanwise vortex filament becomes a [Formula: see text] vortex and then, a hairpin packet. Long streak meandering does occur but usually when a streak is infected by a nearby existing transitional-turbulent spot. Streak waviness and breakdown are, therefore, not the mechanisms for the inception of transitional-turbulent spots found here. Rather, they only facilitate the growth and spreading of existing transitional-turbulent spots. The second observation is the discovery, in the inner layer of the developed turbulent boundary layer, of what we call turbulent-turbulent spots. These turbulent-turbulent spots are dense concentrations of small-scale vortices with high swirling strength originating from hairpin packets. Although structurally quite similar to the transitional-turbulent spots, these turbulent-turbulent spots are generated locally in the fully turbulent environment, and they are persistent with a systematic variation of detection threshold level. They exert indentation, segmentation, and termination on the viscous sublayer streaks, and they coincide with local concentrations of high levels of Reynolds shear stress, enstrophy, and temperature fluctuations. The sublayer streaks seem to be passive and are often simply the rims of the indentation pockets arising from the turbulent-turbulent spots.

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  • Coherent structures in statistically stationary homogeneous shear turbulence JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Dong, S., Lozano-Duran, A., Sekimoto, A., Jimenez, J. 2017; 816: 167-208
  • A statistical state dynamics-based study of the structure and mechanism of large-scale motions in plane Poiseuille flow JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Farrell, B. F., Ioannou, P. J., Jimenez, J., Constantinou, N. C., Lozano-Duran, A., Nikolaidis, M. 2016; 809: 290-315
  • Multiscale analysis of the topological invariants in the logarithmic region of turbulent channels at a friction Reynolds number of 932 JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Lozano-Duran, A., Holzner, M., Jimenez, J. 2016; 803: 356-394
  • Algorithm 964: An Efficient Algorithm to Compute the Genus of Discrete Surfaces and Applications to Turbulent Flows ACM TRANSACTIONS ON MATHEMATICAL SOFTWARE Lozano-Duran, A., Borrell, G. 2016; 42 (4)

    View details for DOI 10.1145/28450760

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  • Numerically accurate computation of the conditional trajectories of the topological invariants in turbulent flows JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Lozano-Duran, A., Holzner, M., Jimenez, J. 2015; 295: 805–14
  • Taylor's hypothesis in turbulent channel flow considered using a transport equation analysis PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Geng, C., He, G., Wang, Y., Xu, C., Lozano-Duran, A., Wallace, J. M. 2015; 27 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.4908070

    View details for Web of Science ID 000350551300037

  • Time-resolved evolution of coherent structures in turbulent channels: characterization of eddies and cascades JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Lozano-Duran, A., Jimenez, J. 2014; 759
  • Effect of the computational domain on direct simulations of turbulent channels up to Re-tau=4200 PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Lozano-Duran, A., Jimenez, J. 2014; 26 (1)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.4862918

    View details for Web of Science ID 000331215200002

  • Aspect ratio effects in turbulent duct flows studied through direct numerical simulation JOURNAL OF TURBULENCE Vinuesa, R., Noorani, A., Lozano-Duran, A., El Khoury, G. K., Schlatter, P., Fischer, P. F., Nagib, H. M. 2014; 15 (10): 677–706
  • The three-dimensional structure of momentum transfer in turbulent channels JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Lozano-Duran, A., Flores, O., Jimenez, J. 2012; 694: 100-130