Adrián Lozano-Durán

Professor Lozano-Durán
Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Adrian Lozano-Duran received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2015 at the Fluid Mechanics Lab.,  advised by Prof. Jimenez. From 2016 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research (Stanford University). The overarching theme of his research is physics and modeling of wall-bounded turbulence via theory and computational fluid mechanics. His work covers a wide range of topics, such as turbulence theory and modeling by machine learning, cause-and-effect analysis in physical systems, large-eddy simulation for external aerodynamics, and high-speed flows, among others.  

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, 2015; MSc. and BS., Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, 2012

Honors and Awards

Milton van Dyke Award, American Physical Society (Division of Fluid Mechanics), 2017

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Physical Society

Positions Held at MIT

Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, January 2021- Present

Positions Held outside MIT

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 2016 – 2020

Specialization and Research Interests

Fluid dynamics theory and modeling by artificial intelligence, numerical simulations, turbulent flows 

Teaching Interests

Fluid dynamics, numerical methods, aerodynamics, turbulence