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Jozsef Bakosi

Jozsef Bakosi

Phone (505) 665-0950


  • Theory, statistical models, numerical methods, and code development for large-scale computer simulations of hydrodynamics, turbulence, and multi-material mixing.
  • Mathematics and numerical solution of stochastic differential equations with applications to turbulent combustion, high-energy-density hydrodynamics, atmospheric, and fusion energy sciences.


  • Ph.D. Computational Sciences and Informatics, George Mason University, VA, 2008
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Miskolc, Hungary, 1999

LANL Positions

  • Research Scientist, 2012 - present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2008 - 2012


Christon M.A., Lu R., Bakosi J., Nadiga B.T., Karoutas Z., Berndt M., Large-eddy simulation, fuel rod vibration and grid-to-rod fretting in pressurized water reactors, Journal of Computational Physics, 322, p. 142-161, 2016.

Christon M.A., Bakosi J., Nadiga B.T., Berndt M., Francois M.M., Stagg A.K., Xia Y., Luo H., A hybrid incremental projection method for thermal hydraulics applications, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 317, p. 382-404, 2016.

Xia Y., Wang C., Luo H., Christon M.A., Bakosi J., Assessment of a hybrid finite element and finite volume code for turbulent incompressible flows, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 307, p.653-669, 2016.

Bakosi J., Ristorcelli J.R., Diffusion processes satisfying a conservation law constraint, International Journal of Stochastic Analysis, 603692, 2014.

Bakosi J., Ristorcelli, J. R., A stochastic diffusion process for Lochner's generalized Dirichlet distribution, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol.54, iss.10, 102701, 2013.

Bakosi J., Christon M.A., Lowrie R.B., Pritchett-Sheats L.A., Nourgaliev R.R., Large-eddy simulations of turbulent flow for grid-to-rod fretting in nuclear reactors, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol.262, p.544-561, 2013.

Bakosi J., Ristorcelli J.R., A stochastic diffusion process for the Dirichlet distribution, International Journal of Stochastic Analysis, 842981, 2013.

Bakosi J., Ristorcelli J.R., Extending the Langevin model to variable-density pressure-gradient-driven turbulence, Journal of Turbulence, Vol.12, iss.19, p.1-33, 2011.

Bakosi J., Ristorcelli J.R., Exploring the beta distribution in variable-density turbulent mixing, Journal of Turbulence, Vol.11, iss.37, p.1-31, 2010.

Bakosi J., Franzese P., Boybeyi Z., Joint PDF Modelling of Turbulent Flow and Dispersion in an Urban Street Canyon, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Vol.131, iss.2, p.245-261, 2009.

Bakosi J., Franzese P., Boybeyi Z., A non-hybrid method for the PDF equations of turbulent flows on unstructured grids, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol.227, iss.11, p.5896-5935, 2008.

Bakosi J., Franzese P., Boybeyi Z., Probability density function modeling of scalar mixing from concentrated sources in turbulent channel flow, Physics of Fluids, 19, 115106, 2007.