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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).

2017 (inaugural) Frank Harlow Distinguished Mentor Award.

LANL achievement awards 2005, 2008, 2009.

LANL recognition certificate, 2013.



Recent Publications and Conferences

[1] Livescu, D. "Turbulence with large thermal and compositional density variations," Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 52, 2020 (in press).

[2] Harnish, C., Matous, K. and Livescu, D. “An adaptive wavelet algorithm for multi-resolution modeling with error control,” in press J. Phys: Conf. Ser., 2019.

[3] Tian, Y., Jaberi, F.A. and Livescu, D. “Density effects on the post-shock turbulence structure and dynamics,” J. Fluid Mech. 880, 935-968, 2019.

[4] Wong, M.L., Livescu, D. and Lele, S.K. “High resolution Navier-Stokes simulations of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability with reshock,” Phys. Rev. Fluids 4, 104609, 2019.

[5] Wieland, S.A., Hamlington, P.E., Reckinger, S.J. and Livescu, D. “Effects of isothermal stratification strength on vorticity dynamics for single-mode compressible Rayleigh-Taylor instability,” Phys. Rev. Fluids 4, 093905, 2019.

[6] Nadiga, B. T., Jiang, C. and Livescu, D. “Leveraging Bayesian analysis to improve accuracy of approximate models,” J. Comput. Phys. 394, 280-297, 2019.

[7] Nouri, A.G., Givi, P. and Livescu, D. “Modeling and simulation of turbulent nuclear flames in type Ia supernovae,” Prog. Aerosp. Sci. 108, 156-179, 2019.

[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,” Int. J. Multiphas. Flow 116, 270-280, 2019.

[9] Brady, P. T. and Livescu, D. “High-order, stable, and conservative boundary schemes for central and compact finite differences,” Comput. Fluids 183, 84-101, 2019.

[10] Li, Z. and Livescu, D. “High-order two-fluid plasma solver for direct numerical simulations of plasma flows with full transport phenomena,” Phys. Plasmas 26(1), 012109, 2019. Editor's Pick.

A more comprehensive publication list and a newsletter can be found at https://public.lanl.gov/livescu.