Dr Adrien Lefauve


  • 2019 - date: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2018 - 2019: EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2014 - 2018: PhD Applied Mathematics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2013 - 2014: MSc Fluid Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • 2008 - 2013: MSc Mechanical Engineering, Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France)

 Here is a full CV


Adrien is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He is part of the Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics research group and works in the G. K. Batchelor Laboratory. His current research focuses on the stratified shear flows taking place in an inclined duct connecting two reservoirs containing fluids at different densities. He is mainly interested in elucidating the stability, nonlinear waves, turbulent transition and mixing of such flows.



  • A. Lefauve, P. F. Linden. Buoyancy-driven exchange flows in inclined ducts, submitted (2019) [pdf]
  • A. Lefauve, J. L. Partridge, P. F. Linden. Regime transitions and energetics of sustained stratified shear flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 875, 657-698 (2019) [pdf]
  • 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) [pdf]
  • 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) [pdf] [movies]
    • See the corresponding Focus on Fluids [pdf]
    • See the Gallery of Fluid Motion [movie]
  • A. Lefauve, C. Muller, A. Melet. A three-dimensional map of tidal dissipation over abyssal hills. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120 (2015) [pdf]
  • 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) [pdf]


  • A. Lefauve. Waves and turbulence in sustained stratified shear flows. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge (2018) [pdf]
  • 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) [pdf]
  • A. Lefauve. A global map of tidal dissipation over abyssal hills. MSc thesis, École Polytechnique (2014) [pdf]
  • A. Lefauve. Theory and simulations of confined active suspensions. MSc thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2013) [pdf]