Parviz Moin

Parviz Moin

Center for Turbulence Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Building 500, Room 500C
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-723-9713


Moin is the founding director of the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford and Ames. Established in 1987 as a research consortium between NASA and Stanford, Center for Turbulence Research is devoted to fundamental studies of turbulent flows. Center of 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. His current interests include: interaction of turbulent flows and shock waves, aerodynamic noise and hydroacoustics, aerooptics, combustion, numerical analysis, turbulence control, large eddy simulation and parallel computing. He is an Editor of the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics and Associate Editor of Physics of Fluids, 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 and, 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 and AIAA, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1978 (with Great Distinction)
  • M.S. Mathematics, Stanford University, June 1978
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1975
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, June 1974 (with High Distinction)

Recent Journal Publications

Current Ph.D. Students

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

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

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Director, Center for Turbulence and Flow Control Research
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

General Manager
Cascade Technologies

Knut Akselvoll 1995

Corporate Director
Ramboll, Denmark

Patrick Beaudan 1995 Managing Partner
Belvedere Advisors, San Francisco
Krishnan Mahesh 1996

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
University of Minnesota

Brian E. Mitchell 1996

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

Yang Na 1996

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

Jonathan Freund 1998

Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Arthur Kravchenko 1998

Strategic Marketing Manager
The Dow Chemical Company

Thomas Bewley 1999

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

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

Alison Marsden 2005

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine

Jeremy Templeton 2005

Technical Staff
Combustion Research Faciltiy
Sandia National Lab

Albert Honein 2005

Risk Analyst
New York, New York

Cliff Wall 2005

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley, New York

Vincent Terrapon 2005

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

Seongwon Kang 2007

Assistant Professor
Sogang University
Seoul Korea

Qiqi Wang 2008

Assistant Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lee Shunn 2009

Senior Research Scientist
Cascade Technologies

Ali Mani 2009

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Center for Turbulence Research
Stanford University

Yaser Khalighi 2009

Senior Developer

Mohammad Shoeybi 2010

Data Scientist

Dokyun Kim 2011

Technical Lead
Cascade Technologies

Taraneh Sayadi 2012

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois

Sanjeeb Bose 2012

Technical Lead
Cascade Technologies

George Park 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Turbulence Research