Parviz Moin

Parviz Moin

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Building 500, Room 500C
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-723-9713

Short Biography

Moin is the founding director of the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) and the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (IMCE) at Stanford. Established in 1987, the Center for Turbulence Research is devoted to fundamental studies of turbulent flows. Center for Turbulence Research is widely recognized as the international focal point for turbulence research, attracting diverse groups of researchers from engineering, mathematics and physics.

Professor Moin pioneered the use of direct and Large Eddy Simulation techniques for the study of turbulence physics, control and modelling concepts and has written widely on the structure of turbulent shear flows. He is an Co-editor of the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics and Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational Physics.

Awards and Honors

Professor Moin has been awarded NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the Outstanding Achievement Award of the University of Minnesota, the Humboldt Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany, a Doctores Honoris Causa from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. In 2009, he was recognized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences with an Einstein Professorship. In 2013, he was inducted as a foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering. Professor Moin is the recipient of the APS Fluid Dynamics Prize. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1978
  • M.S. Mathematics, Stanford University, June 1978
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1975
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, June 1974

Recent Journal Publications

Current Ph.D. Students

Name Research Area
Rahul Agrawal Development of dynamic, non Boussinesq subgrid-scale models for large-eddy simulations
Arun Balakrishna -
Brett Bornhoft Icing and roughness effects in wall-modeled large-eddy simulations
Lucy Brown -
Ahmed Elnahhas Turbulent structure inspired wall models for Large Eddy Simulation in attached and separating flows
Tim Flint High speed boundary layer stability and receptivity
Carlos Gonzalez Wall-modeling for large-eddy simulation of transitional flows
Michael Whitmore Wall modeling for large-eddy simulation of complex turbulent flows
Christopher Williams Wall-modeled large eddy simulation for hypersonic flows

Ph.D. Graduates

Name Year Current Employment
Robert deLancey Moser, Jr 1984

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
and Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas, Austin

Michael M. Rogers 1986

Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
NASA Ames Research Center

Ugo Piomelli 1987

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Queen's University, Cannada

Laura Lynn Pauley 1988

Arthur L. Glenn Professor of Engineering Education
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Haecheon Choi 1992

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Multiscale Mechanics Design
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Sangsan Lee 1992

KORDIC Supercomputer Center

João Correia Neves 1992

Financial Analyst
First National Bank of Chicago

Blair Perot 1993

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Massachusetts

Olav Sendstad 1993 Senior Scientist
Institutt for Energiteknikk, Norway
Timothy Colonius 1994

Mechanical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Hung Le 1994

Stanford University

Knut Akselvoll 1995

Board Member / Chairman / Strategy
& Business Development Consultant
COO / CEO / Technology & Digital disruption
Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark

Patrick Beaudan 1995

Managing Partner
Belvedere Advisors, San Francisco

Krishnan Mahesh 1996

Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
University of Michigan

Brian E. Mitchell 1996

Manager, General Electric Corporation (Research and Development)
Schenectady, New York

Yang Na 1996

Professor and Vice Dean, College of Engineering
Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Jonathan Freund 1998

Professor and Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Illinois

Arthur Kravchenko 1998

Vice President of Marketing
TA Instruments

Thomas Bewley 1999

Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences
University of California, San Diego, California

Charles Pierce 2001

(Deceased) Research Staff
Stanford University

Ned Hammond 2003 Applied Materials Corporation, CA
Dongyhun You 2004

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Alison Marsden 2005

Professor, Pediatrics Cardiology and Bioengineering
by Courtesy Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University / Stanford Medicine

Jeremy Templeton 2005

Senior System Engineer

Albert Honein 2005


Cliff Wall 2005

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley, New York

Vincent Terrapon 2005

Professor, Multiphysics and Turbulent Flow Computation Research Group
University of Liege, Belgium

Seongwon Kang 2007

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Sogang University, Seoul Korea

Qiqi Wang 2008

Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lee Shunn 2009

Senior Research Scientist
Cascade Technologies, Inc.

Ali Mani 2009

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Yaser Khalighi 2009

Building production grade AI platforms
Phantom AI

Mohammad Shoeybi 2010

Senior Research Engineer - Tech Lead

Dokyun Kim 2011

Associate Professor
Hongik University, Korea

Taraneh Sayadi 2012

Chargé de Recherche (CNRS)
Institut Jean-le-Rond d'Alembert, Sorbonne University

Sanjeeb Bose 2012

Chief Technology Officer
Cascade Technologies, Inc.

George Ilhwan Park 2014

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania

Ik Jang 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Christopher Ivey 2017

Research Scientist
Cascade Technologies, Inc.

Hyun Ji (Jane) Bae 2018

Assistant Professor
California Institute of Technology

Curtis Hamman 2018

DOE Alumni

Maxime Bassenne 2019

Quant Data Scientist
Bloomberg LP

Ronald Wai Hong Chan 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Colorado Boulder

Suhas S. Jain 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Turbulence Research

Hanul Hwang 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Turbulence Research

Shaun Harris 2022

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Kevin Griffin 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Colorado, CO

Konrad Goc 2023

Seattle, WA

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