Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability
Find Expertise logo

Profile Pages

View homepages for scientists and researchers. Explore potential collaborations and project opportunities. Search the extensive range of capabilities by keyword to quickly find who and what you are looking for.

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).

2017 (inaugural) Frank Harlow Distinguished Mentor Award.

LANL achievement awards 2005, 2008, 2009.

LANL recognition certificate, 2013.



Recent Publications and Conferences

[1] Daniel, D. and Livescu, D. "Reaction analogy based forcing for incompressible scalar turbulence," in press Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2018.

[2] Pulido, J., Livescu, D., Kanov, K., Burns, R., Canada, C., Ahrens, J., and Hamann, B. “Remote visual analysis of large turbulence datasets at multiple scales,” in press J. Parallel  Distrib. Comp., 2018.

[3] Aslangil, D., Livescu, D. and Banerjee, A. "High-Atwood number effects on variable-density turbulence," presented at the iTi (interdisciplinary Turbulence initiative) Conference on Turbulence VIII, Bertinoro, Italy, Sept. 05-07, 2018.

[4] Harnish, C., Matous, K., and Livescu, D. “Adaptive wavelet algorithm for solving nonlinear initial-boundary value problems with error control,” Int. J. Multiscale Com. 16(1), 19-43, 2018.

[5] Livescu, D. “Turbulence with large density variations,” invited sectional talk at the 18th US National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chicago, IL, June 5-9, 2018. https://sites.northwestern.edu/usnctam2018/sectional-speakers/

[6] Tian, Y., Jaberi, F.A. and Livescu, D. “Density effects on the flow structure in multi-fluid shock-turbulence interaction,” AIAA paper 2018-0374 presented at the AIAA Scitech 2018, Kissimmee, Fl, January 9-14, 2018.

[7] Brady, P. and Livescu, D. “High-Order, Stable and Conservative Boundary Schemes for Finite Differences," presented at the SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PD17), Baltimore, December 9-12, 2017.

[8] Bassenne M., Esmaily M., Livescu D., Moin P. and Urzay J. “Dynamic spectrally-enriched LES subgrid-scale modeling for preferential concentration of inertial particles in turbulence,” Annual Research Briefs, pp 3-19, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, 2017.

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

[10] 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.

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