Bruno Lebon

Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer


  1. OpenFOAM
  2. Python
  3. Fortran
  4. Linux
  5. Git
  6. Salome
  7. Paraview
  8. Matplotlib


Brunel University London Research Fellow II 2017 to present
Developed multiphase models for high-shear and ultrasonic direct-chill casting of aluminium billets. Implemented these models in OpenFOAM and validated them against experiments.
Assisted in administrating the department’s Tier 3 high performance computing facility (Centos 7) including compiling open source software packages (OpenFOAM, VASP) and assisting fellows and doctoral students in submitting jobs.
Teaching computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to metallurgy PhD students.
Technical Environment: OpenFOAM, Python, Salome, Linux, Paraview, Git, Matplotlib.

University of Greenwich Post-doctoral Research Fellow 2013 to 2017
Developed an acoustic cavitation model for the modelling of the ultrasonic treatment of liquid aluminium. Implemented the model in Fortran and CUDA (PGI Fortran) and validated it against experiments.
Taught the MSc Computational Fluid Dynamics course including preparing and delivering all lectures and tutorials, setting coursework, marking and providing feedback to students.
Characterized the acoustic pressures in aluminium and water with an ultrasonic cavitometer sensor. Wrote and published a Python library to handle the conversion.
Technical Environment: Fortran, Linux, Git, Paraview, Python, Matplotlib.

CD-adapco Engineer 2011 to 2013
Validated STAR-CCM+ turbulence, casting and radiation modules in STAR-CCM+ using literature cases. Provided support to business partners in turbulence, casting and radiation simulations.
Wrote the STAR-CCM+ technical documentation and tutorials in casting, numerical analysis, and general physics (body forces).
Technical Environment: STAR-CCM+, Java.

College du Saint Esprit Physics Teacher 2008
Taught A-level physics to classes of around 20 students.



Doctor of Philosophy Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008 to 2011
University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

MSc Applied Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing 2006 to 2007
University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

BSc(Hons) Physics with Electronics 2003 to 2006
University of Mauritius, Mauritius