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Domingo Munoz-Esparza

Domingo Munoz-Esparza

Phone (505) 665-2461


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Mathematics
  • Algorithms
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Partial differential equations
  • Direct numerical simulations of fluid turbulence
  • Applied Math
  • Statistics
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Geophysics
  • Planetary science
  • Remote sensing
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • High performance computing
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Advanced physics models
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)


  • Atmospheric boundary layers and turbulence
  • Large-eddy simulation (LES) & subgrid-scale models
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Wind energy & wind turbine models
  • Wildfire dynamics and modeling
  • Planetary boundary layer parameterizations
  • Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model
  • High Gradient applications LES model (HiGrad)


Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics & Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 2013

Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium, 2009

Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Fluid Mechanics, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, 2009

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Murica, Spain, 2008 


LANL Positions

Postdoc Research Associate, July 2014 - present

Computational Earth Science Group (EES-16)

Earth and Environmental Sciences Division



Marie Curie FP7 Early Stage Research fellow, 2009 - 2012

Best M.S. thesis in Mechanical Engineering, 2008



D. Muñoz-Esparza, B. Kosovic, J. van Beeck, J.D. Mirocha. A stochastic perturbation method to generate inflow turbulence in large-eddy simulation models: Application to neutrally stratified atmospheric boundary layers. Physics of Fluids, vol. 27 (2015) 035102. Erratum, Physics of Fluids, vol. 27 (2015) 039901. 

D. Muñoz-Esparza, B. Kosovic, J.D. Mirocha, J. van Beeck. Bridging the transition from mesoscale to microscale turbulence in numerical weather prediction models. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 153 (2014) 409 - 440.

D. Muñoz-Esparza, B. Kosovic, C. Garcia-Sanchez, J. van Beeck. Nesting turbulence in an offshore convective boundary layer using large-eddy simulations. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 151 (2014) 453 - 478.

D. Muñoz-Esparza, B. Cañadillas, T. Neumann, J. van Beeck. Turbulent fluxes, stability and shear in the offshore environment: Mesoscale modelling and field observations at FINO1. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, vol. 4 (2012) 063136.

D. Muñoz-Esparza, J.-M. Buchlin, K. Myrillas, R. Berger. Numerical investigation of impinging gas jets onto deformable liquid layers. Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 36 (2012) 2687 - 2800.

D. Muñoz-Esparza, E. Sanmiguel-Rojas. Numerical simulations of the laminar flow in pipes with wire coil inserts. Computers and Fluids, vol. 44 (2011) 169 - 177.