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Daniel Livescu

Daniel Livescu

Phone (505) 665-1758


Turbulence, Mixing, DNS, CFD, Compressible Flows, Multi-material Flows, Reacting Flows, Flow Instabilities


Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Buffalo, SUNY, 2001

Eng. Dipl., Aerospace Engineering, "Politehnica" University Bucharest, 1991


LANL Positions

Scientist, 2003 - Present

Team Leader, 2007 - Present

Postdoc, 2001 - 2003


Other Work Experience

Principal Researcher, COMOTI (Romanian Institute for Research in Turbo-Machinery), 1991 - 1997

Adjunct Professor, "Politehnica" University Bucharest, 1995 - 1997


Journal Editorship

Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering


Professional Societies

ASME, AIAA, APS, SIAM, AGU, Combustion Institute




Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

LANL achievement awards 2005, 2008, 2009.

LANL recognition certificate, 2013.



Recent Publications and Conferences

[1] Nouri, A., Nik, M., Givi, P., Livescu, D., and Pope, S. “A self-contained filtered density function,” Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 094603, 2017.

[2] Tian, Y., Jaberi, F.A., Li, Z., and Livescu, D. “Numerical study of variable density turbulence interacting with a normal shock wave,” J. Fluid Mech. 829, 551-588, 2017.

[3] Daniel, D. and Livescu, D. “The influence of large variations in transport properties on homogeneous turbulence characteristics," presented at the 16th European Turbulence Conference, Stockholm, August 21-24, 2017.

[4] Baltzer, J. and Livescu, D. “Turbulent mixing characteristics in Direct Numerical Simulations of incompressible variable-density shear-driven mixing layers," presented at the 16th European Turbulence Conference, Stockholm, August 21-24, 2017.

[5] Aslangil, D., Livescu, D. and Banerjee, A. “High-Atwood number effects on buoyancy-driven variable density homogeneous turbulence," presented at the 16th European Turbulence Conference, Stockholm, August 21-24, 2017.

[6] Livescu, D. “The structure of the turbulent Rayleigh-Taylor mixing layer," presented at the 16th European Turbulence Conference, Stockholm, August 21-24, 2017.

[7] Harnish, C., Matous, K. and Livescu, D. “Adaptive wavelet algorithm for solving coupled systems of partial differential equations with error control,” presented at the 14th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Montreal, July 17-20, 2017.

[8] Tian, Y., Jaberi, F.A. and Livescu, D. “Numerical study of shock propagation through variable-density flows,” to appear in Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, July 9-14, 2017.

[9] Tian, Y., Jaberi, F.A., Livescu, D. and Li, Z. “Numerical study of shock-turbulence interactions in variable-density flows,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Turbulence Shear Flow Phenomena, Chicago, July 6-9, 2017.

[10] Wieland, S., Reckinger, S., Hamlington, P. and Livescu, D. “Effects of background stratification on the compressible Rayleigh-Taylor instability,” AIAA paper 2017-3974 presented at the 47th Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum and Exhibition, Denver, CO, June 5-9, 2017, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-3974.

A more complete list of publications and a newsletter can be found at public.lanl.gov/livescu