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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Employment

  • 2023 - date: NERC Independent Research Fellow, DAMTP
  • 2019 - 2023: Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, DAMTP
  • 2018 - 2019: EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, DAMTP

College

  • 2022 - date: Senior Research Fellow, Magdalene College
  • 2019 - 2022: College Lecturer, Magdalene College

Education

  • 2014 - 2018: PhD Fluid Mechanics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2013 - 2014: MSc Fluid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • 2008 - 2013: MSc Mechanical Engineering, Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France)

 

I am accepting PhD applications, as well as Masters and Undergraduate research projects. Prospective students, please get in touch.

 

Research

Adrien is part of the Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics research group and works in the G. K. Batchelor Laboratory. His current research is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and focuses on turbulent mixing in stratified shear flows, like those found in estuaries. His goal is to better understand the small-scale physics of mixing, particularly between freshwater and saltwater, which plays a crucial role in a range of environmental flows important to society.

 

Publications

For links, reprints and supplementary materials (datasets, movies), see my website.

  • Submitted

22. H. Fu, C. Cenedese, A. Lefauve, G. K. Vallis. Boiling stratified flow: a laboratory analogy for atmospheric moist convection (2024) [arXiv:2407.00555]

21. A. Lefauve, M. M. P. Couchman. Routes to stratified turbulence revealed by unsupervised classification of experimental data (2024) [arXiv:2305.04051]

20. A. Lefauve. Geophysical stratified turbulence and mixing in the laboratory (2024)

  • Refereed

19. L. Zhu, A. Atoufi, A. Lefauve, R. R. Kerswell, P. F. Linden. Long-wave instabilities of sloping stratified exchange flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 983, A12 (2024)

18. A. Lefauve, M. M. P. Couchman. Data-driven classification of sheared stratified turbulence from experimental shadowgraphs, Physical Review Fluids, 9, 034603 (2024)

17. L. Zhu, X. Jiang, A. Lefauve, R. R. Kerswell, P. F. Linden. New insights into experimental stratified flows obtained through physics-informed neural networks. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 981, R1 (2024)

16. X. Jiang, A. Atoufi, L. Zhu, A. Lefauve, J. R. Taylor, S. B. Dalziel, P. F. Linden. Geometry of stratified turbulent mixing: local alignment of the density gradient with rotation, shear and viscous dissipation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 977, R5 (2023)

15. A. Atoufi, L. Zhu, A. Lefauve, J. R. Taylor, R. R. Kerswell, S. B. Dalziel, G. A. Lawrence, P. F. Linden. Stratified inclined duct: two-layer hydraulics and instabilities. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 977, A25 (2023)

14. L. Zhu, A. Atoufi, A. Lefauve, J. R. Taylor, R. R. Kerswell, S. B. Dalziel, G. A. Lawrence, P. F. Linden. Stratified inclined duct: direct numerical simulations. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 969, A20 (2023)

13. X. Jiang, A. Lefauve, S. B. Dalziel, P. F. Linden. The evolution of coherent vortical structures in increasingly turbulent stratified shear layers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 947, A30 (2022) 

12. A. J. K. Yang, E. W. Tedford, J. Olsthoorn, A. Lefauve, G. A. Lawrence. Velocity perturbations and Reynolds stresses in Holmboe instabilities. Physics of Fluids, 34, 074110 (2022)

11. A. Lefauve, P. F. Linden. Experimental properties of continuously-forced, shear-driven, stratified turbulence. Part 2. Energetics, anisotropy, parameterisation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 937, A35 (2022))

10. A. Lefauve, P. F. Linden. Experimental properties of continuously-forced, shear-driven, stratified turbulence. Part 1. Mean flows, self-organisation, turbulent fractions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 937, A34 (2022)

9. Y-M. Ducimetière, F. Gallaire, A. Lefauve, C. P. Caulfield. The effects of spanwise confinement on stratified shear instabilities. Physical Review Fluids, 6, 103901 (2021)

8. J. Cudby, A. Lefauve. Weakly nonlinear Holmboe waves. Physical Review Fluids, 6, 024803 (2021)

7. Y. Zhang, M. A. Etzold, A. Lefauve. Growth of gas-filled penny-shaped cracks in decompressed hydrogels. Soft Matter, 17, 815-825 (2021) 

6. A. Lefauve, P. F. Linden. Buoyancy-driven exchange flows in inclined ducts. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 893, A2 (2020)

5. A. Lefauve, J. L. Partridge, P. F. Linden. Regime transitions and energetics of sustained stratified shear flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 875, 658-699 (2019)

4. J. L. Partridge, A. Lefauve, S. B. Dalziel. A versatile scanning method for volumetric measurements of velocity and density fields. Measurement Science and Technology, 30, 055203 (2019)

3. A. Lefauve, J. L. Partridge, Q. Zhou, S. B. Dalziel, C. P. Caulfield, P. F. Linden. The structure and origin of confined Holmboe waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 848, 508-544 (2018)

2. A. Lefauve, C. Muller, A. Melet. A three-dimensional map of tidal dissipation over abyssal hills. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010598 (2015)

1. A. Lefauve, D. Saintillan. Globally aligned states and hydrodynamic traffic jams in confined suspensions of active asymmetric particles. Physical Review E: Rapid Communications, 89 021002 (2014)

  • Others

A. Lefauve. Waves and turbulence in sustained stratified shear flows. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge (2018)

A. Lefauve, J. L. Partridge, S. B. Dalziel, P. F. Linden. Three-dimensional, time-resolved velocity and density measurements of the stratified shear flow in an inclined duct. Proceedings of the VIIIth Symposium on Stratified Flows, San Diego USA (2016)

A. Lefauve. A global map of tidal dissipation over abyssal hills. MSc thesis, École Polytechnique (2014)

A. Lefauve. Theory and simulations of confined active suspensions. MSc thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2013)

 

Selected awards & honours

2022: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 'Focus on Fluids' article (paper selected out of ~120 paper this month)

2021: Soft Matter Journal Front Cover artwork featuring and promoting one high-quality paper per weekly issue

2020: 'STEM for Britain' Silver Medal in Mathematical Sciences at poster competition for members of Parliament in Westminster

2019: 'UK Fluids Network' Dissertation Prize for best PhD thesis in fluid mechanics submitted to a UK university in 2018

2018: 'EUROMECH' Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation at the European Fluid Mechanics Conference in Vienna (Austria)

2018: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 'Focus on Fluids' article to explain the impact of my paper to the broader community

2017: 'ERCOFTAC' Osborne Reynolds First Prize for best oral presentation in UK-wide competition for early-career fluid dynamicists in Manchester

 

Below is an automatic (and redundant) publication list.

Publications

Experimental properties of continuously forced, shear-driven, stratified turbulence. Part 2. Energetics, anisotropy, parameterisation
A Lefauve, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2022)
937,
a35
Effects of spanwise confinement on stratified shear instabilities
YM Ducimetière, F Gallaire, A Lefauve, CCP Caulfield
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
103901
Weakly nonlinear Holmboe waves
J Cudby, A Lefauve
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
024803
Growth of gas-filled penny-shaped cracks in decompressed hydrogels.
Y Zhang, MA Etzold, A Lefauve
– Soft Matter
(2021)
17,
815
Buoyancy-driven exchange flows in inclined ducts
A Lefauve, P Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
893,
a2
Regime transitions and energetics of sustained stratified shear flows
A Lefauve, JL Partridge, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
875,
657
A versatile scanning method for volumetric measurements of velocity and density fields
J Partridge, A Lefauve, S Dalziel
– Measurement Science and Technology
(2019)
30,
055203
Video: Finding Nessie: The structure and origin of confined Holmboe waves
A Lefauve, J Partridge, Q Zhou, S Dalziel, C-C Caulfield, P Linden
– 71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics - Gallery of Fluid Motion
(2018)
The structure and origin of confined Holmboe waves
A Lefauve, JL Partridge, Q Zhou, SB Dalziel, CP Caulfield, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
848,
508
Waves and turbulence in sustained stratified shear flows
A Lefauve
(2018)
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