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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

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


Ristorcelli J.R., Bakosi J.,  A Fokker-Planck approach to a moment closure for mixing in variable-density turbulence, Journal of Turbulence, 2019.
Waltz J., Bakosi J., A coupled ALE-AMR method for shock hydrodynamics, Computers & Fluids, 167, 359-371, 2018.
Bakosi J., Waltz J., Morgan N., Improved ALE mesh velocities for complex flows, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 1-10, 2017.
Francois M.M., Sun A., King W.E., Henson N.J., Tourret D., Bronkhorst C.A., Carlson N.N, Newman C.K., Haut T., Bakosi J., Gibbs J.W., Livescu V., Vander Wiel S.A., Clarke A.J., Schraad M.W., Blacker T., Lim H., Rodgers T., Owen S., Abdeljawad F., Madison J., Anderson A.T., Fattebert J-L., Ferencz R.M., Hodge N.E., Khairallah S.A, Walton O., Modeling of additive manufacturing processes for metals: Challenges and opportunities, Current Opinion in Solid State and Material Science, Vol. 21, 198-206, 2017.
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.