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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.





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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.

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.