Dr Maylis Landeau


  • 2016-present: Marie Curie research fellow, University of Cambridge, DAMTP, Churchill college, UK.
  • 2013-2016: Blaustein postdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Earth & Planetary Sciences, USA.
  • 2009-2013: PhD in geophysics, IPGP, Paris, France.
  • 2008-2009: Master in fluid mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique & Paris 6 University, France.
  • 2006-2008: Bachelor in Earth & planetary sciences, ENS Lyon, France.


I use direct numerical simulations and laboratory experiments to investigate the fluid dynamics of the interior of planets. I have interests in rotating convection and dynamo action, processes thought to be responsible for Earth's magnetic field. I also investigate multiphase flows, especially liquid fragmentation and liquid impacts, which played a key role during the large planetary collisions that formed terrestrial planets 4.5 billion years ago.

Fellowships & Awards

2016 Corrsin-Kovasznay Outstanding Paper Award from Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics at Johns Hopkins University.
2016-2018 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission.
2013-2014 The Blaustein postdoctoral fellowship, Johns Hopkins University.