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Radouan Boukharfane joined Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC) at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2019. He is working with Professor Matteo Parsani his research group. Prior to this, he spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion (DAEP) of the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO) in Toulouse (France).

Education and Early Career

Dr. Boukharfane received a joint MSc. (2014) from Department of mechanical engineering at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal (Canada) and from National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO) in Toulouse (France), and Ph.D. (2018) from Institut Pprime & National Engineering School for Mechanics and Aerotechnics (ISAE-ENSMA) in Poitiers (France). 

Research Interests

Dr. Boukharfane's research is devoted to the numerical analysis of complex fluid media featuring shock, multicomponent, and/or reactive flows. He is interested in studying highly separated turbulent flows,  and modeling of physical processes by means of  high performance computing with CPUs and GPUs.

Education Profile

  • PhD., Fluids, Thermal and Combustion Sciences, ISAE-ENSMA, France, 2018.
  • M.Sc., Aerspace and Aeronautics engineeering, ISAE-SupAero, France, 2014.
  • M.Sc., Numerical Methods Applied on CFD, Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, 2014.
  • BSc. Pure Mathematics, Paul Sabatier University, France, 2011.
  • Preparatory classes, Undergraduate course in mathematics & physics, Morocco, 2009.




Selected Publications

Boukharfane, Radouan, Matteo Parsani, and Julien Bodart. "Characterization of pressure fluctuations within a controlled-diffusion blade boundary layer using the equilibrium wall-modelled LES." Scientific Reports 10, no. 1 (2020): 1-19.
Fábio Henrique Eugênio Ribeiro, Radouan Boukharfane, and Arnaud Mura. “Highly-resolved large-eddy simulations of combustion stabilization in a scramjet engine model with cavity flameholder”. Computers & Fluids (2019): 104344.
Radouan Boukharfane, Pedro José Martínez Ferrer, Arnaud Mura, and Vincent Giovangigli. “On the role of bulk viscosity in compressible reactive shear layer developments”. European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids 77 (2019): 32-47.
Radouan Boukharfane, Fábio Henrique Eugênio Ribeiro, Zakaria Bouali, and Arnaud Mura. “A combined ghost-point-forcing/direct-forcing immersed boundary method (IBM) for compressible flow simulations”. Computers & Fluids 162 (2018): 91-112.
Radouan Boukharfane, Zakaria Bouali, and Arnaud Mura. “Evolution of scalar and velocity dynamics in planar shock-turbulence interaction”. Shock Waves 28, no. 6 (2018): 1117-1141.