Dr. Dmitry Kolomenskiy is a specialist in fluid mechanics. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Aix-Marseille (France), and held academic positions at universities and research institutes in France, Canada and Japan, prior to joining Skoltech. Dr. Kolomenskiy was a postdoctoral fellow at CERFACS (France), McGill University (Canada), Chiba University (Japan), a project scientist at JAMSTEC (Japan), and a specially appointed associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). In addition, he held visiting fellowships at DAMTP, University of Cambridge (UK), and ESPCI Paris (France).
His research concerns mainly with computational fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction. His research topics encompass the biomechanics of animal flight, vortex dynamics, fluid-solid interaction, and high-performance computing. He develops mathematical models at multiple levels of complexity, ranging from reduced-order analytical description to direct numerical simulation, on the interface between engineering and biological sciences. He contributed to the development of computational fluid dynamics approaches such as volume penalization and wavelet-based adaptive methods.
Besides the work related with the biomechanics of insect flight, he has been involved in interdisciplinary international collaborative projects with marine biologists, aeronautical engineers, and environmental scientists.
His research at Skoltech focuses on the computational fluid dynamics in application to the development of new design and manufacturing processes at CDMM.