
Alejandro Campos
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Durand Building
Stanford, CA 94305
Background
 Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2011  Present.
 M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2011.
 B.S., Mechancial Engineering, University of Rochester, 2009.
 Minor, Physics, University of Rochester, 2009.
Research Interests
I'm interested in the interdisciplinary use of computational and mathematical methods for the study of turbulence physics and the modeling of turbulent flows. An improved understanding of fundamental turbulence physics is gained through both highfidelity computational tools, such as Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), and sophisticated methods of mathematical physics, such as symmetry and asymptotic analysis. This improved understanding serves as the basis for the development of physicsbased engineering models for turbulent flows. DNS plays a further role in model development by allowing a priori and a posteriori testing of the engineering models. Applications of interest include turbulent separation, nearwall behavior, turbulent structures, multiphase flows, etc.
My thesis work focuses on the development of structurebased models, which are RANS type closures that take into account statistical properties of turbulent structures to provide a more complete characterization of turbulence anisotropy. This work originated from research performed by Stanford professor W. C. Reynolds and his student S. Kassinos. Our current work is funded by NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics Program, under the grant "Structure Based Modeling for Turbulent Separated Flows."
Publications

Campos, A., Duraisamy, K., Iaccarino, G., "Towards a TwoEquation Algebraic StructureBased Model with Applications to Turbulent Separated Flows.," AIAA Paper 20132719, 21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2427, 2013. 

Palacios, F., Colonno, M. R., Aranake, A. C., Campos, A., Copeland, S. R., Economon, T. D., Lonkar, A. K., Lukaczyk, T. W., Taylor, T. W. R., Alonso, J. J., "Stanford University Unstructured (SU^{2}): An opensource integrated computational environment for multiphysics simulation and design.," AIAA Paper 20130287, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Grapevine, Texas, January 710, 2013. 
