Laurent Y.M. GICQUEL

Senior Researcher - HDR
Computational Fluid Dynamics Team

European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computing
Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique
42, avenue Gaspard Coriolis
Toulouse F-31057 Cedex 1, France
Fax: +33 (0)5 61 19 30 00
Tel: +33 (0)5 61 19 30 46


    June, 2007: HDR in Thermo-Fluid Sciences, delivered by INP Toulouse

    Dissertation: "LES of Turbulent Reacting Flows". Carried out at CERFACS. Advisor: Thierry Poinsot, Researcher at IMFT and Project leader of the CERFACS CFD team.

    May, 2001: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo , Buffalo, USA.

    Dissertation: "Velocity Filtered Density Function for Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows". Sponsored by the NASA Langley, NASA Glenn Research Centers and the U.S. Air Force. Advisor: Peyman Givi, chair Professor at U. Pitt.

    February, 1997: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from SUNY Buffalo , Buffalo, USA.

    Thesis: "Explicit Algebraic Turbulent Closures in LARCK". Sponsored by the NASA Langley and the U.S. Air Force. Advisor: Peyman Givi, chair Professor at U. Pitt.

Work experience

  • 02/2004 - present: Senior Researcher at CERFACS, Toulouse, France.

    Responsible for the coordination, management of research projects as well as search for financial ressources for research projects with strong industrial implications in the field of turbulent reacting flows and aeronautical applications. In parallel to these attributions, the training and formation of Ph.D. students and engineering teams is also required as well as actions for reasearch valorisation, publication and project execution.
  • 03/2003 - 01/2004: Research Engineer at CERFACS, Toulouse, France.

    Dispatched at Turbomeca (6 months at Pau, France): Dimensionalization of the combustion chamber CTA2, performance analysis of N3S-natur and formations on AVBP. Responsible for the management and execution of the EU projects: MOLECULES, DESIRE as well as the bilateral projects: SIEMENS/CERFACS and VESTA, PRECCINSTA.
  • 05/2001 - 02/2003: Post-doctoral fellow at CERFACS, Toulouse, France.

    Project management and contributions to the EU projects: MOLECULES, DESIRE and bilateral projects: SIEMENS/CERFACS.


  • French: native language.
  • English: written, spoken and read fluently.