Bio


Dr Immanuvel Paul is a postdoctoral research fellow at Center for Turbulence Research (CTR), Stanford University. Dr Paul obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in June 2017. His PhD work, which was funded by Marie-Curie fellowship, focused on the evolution of velocity and scalar gradient dynamics for a spatially developing turbulence generated by a single square grid-element. Before his PhD, he did Master of Science by Research (MS) in Fluid Mechanics at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2010-2013). His Master's work analysed the effects of thickness and incidence on elliptic cylinder wakes using the Immersed Boundary Method (IBM). Dr Paul also holds Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai (2006-2010).

Dr Paul is primarily interested in using computational techniques to solve multiphysics problems both at the fundamental and application level.

Honors & Awards


  • Aeronautics PhD Prize 2017 - Runner up, Imperial College London (July 2018)
  • CTR Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University (May 2018 - Present)
  • Marie-Curie Fellowship, European Commision (September 2013 - August 2016)
  • Research Fellowship, Aerodynamics Research and Development Board, India (July 2010 - October 2012)
  • Academic Bronze Medal, Tamil Nadu State Government (June 2004)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine (2017)
  • Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2013)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Anna University (2010)

Lab Affiliations


All Publications


  • On the development of low frequency structures in near and far laminar wakes Physics of Fluids Pulletikurthi, V., Paul, I., Prakash, K., Prasad, B. 2019; 31 (2): 023604

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5081050

  • Evolution of passive scalar statistics in a spatially developing turbulence PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS Paul, I., Papadakis, G., Vassilicos, J. C. 2018; 3 (1)
  • Direct numerical simulation of heat transfer from a cylinder immersed in the production and decay regions of grid-element turbulence JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Paul, I., Papadakis, G., Vassilicos, J. C. 2018; 847: 452-488

    View details for DOI 10.1017/jfm.2018.331

  • Genesis and evolution of velocity gradients in near-field spatially developing turbulence JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Paul, I., Papadakis, G., Vassilicos, J. C. 2017; 815: 295–332
  • Analysis and characterisation of momentum and thermal wakes of elliptic cylinders JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS Paul, I., Prakash, K., Vengadesan, S., Pulletikurthi, V. 2016; 807: 303–23
  • Onset of laminar separation and vortex shedding in flow past unconfined elliptic cylinders PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Paul, I., Prakash, K., Vengadesan, S. 2014; 26 (2)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.4866454

    View details for Web of Science ID 000332322000018

  • Numerical analysis of laminar fluid flow characteristics past an elliptic cylinder A parametric study INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUMERICAL METHODS FOR HEAT & FLUID FLOW Paul, I., Prakash, K., Vengadesan, S. 2014; 24 (7): 1570–94
  • Forced Convective Heat Transfer from Unconfined Isothermal and Isoflux Elliptic Cylinders NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER PART A-APPLICATIONS Paul, I., Prakash, K., Vengadesan, S. 2013; 64 (8): 648–75