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Dr Tamas Jozsa Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Tamás Józsa BSc MSc MSc DPhil

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Tamás earned a mechanical engineering bachelor's degree at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in 2012. During his master's course at BUTE, he participated in research on blood flow modelling in abdominal aortic aneurysms, which resulted in his first Masters' degree. Thanks to an Erasmus Scholarship he completed the computational fluid dynamics master's course at Cranfield University. His work on an in-house lattice Boltzmann solver led to a second Masters' degree.

In 2014 he was awarded a grant, co-funded by AkzoNobel's Marine Coating Business, International Paint Ltd., and the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), which enabled him to start a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of his project was to investigate the turbulent skin friction reduction potential of compliant coatings using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics. Resource intensive simulations were carried out on ARCHER, the UK’s national supercomputing facility.

After completing his PhD in 2018, Tamás joined the Cerebral Haemodynamics Group led by Professor Stephen Payne at the University of Oxford. He contributes to the INSIST project by developing an in silico model of blood flow in the microcirculation, tissue death and survival.

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Awards and Achievements

  • 2017, Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher International Exchange Grant from the Energy Technology Partnership (£3000)
  • 2016–2018, EPSRC Research Allocation Panel (RAP) for ARCHER as co-investigator (£17,000 equivalent computational time)
  • 2013–2014, ERASMUS scholarship, one year long double degree program between Cranfield University and Budapest University of Technology (£3,500)
  • 2012, Hungarian National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference, First Prize

Research Interests

  • Biomedical fluid mechanics
  • Cerebral blood flow and metabolism
  • Numerical analysis of biological systems
  • Physiological modelling using ordinary and partial differential equations
  • Turbulent Flow Control

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Selected Publications

  • T. I. Józsa, E. Balaras, M. Kashtalyan, A. G. L. Borthwick, I. M. Viola, 'Active and passive in-plane wall fluctuations in turbulent channel flows', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 866:689-720, 2019.
  • M. Szőke, T. I. Józsa, Á. Koleszár, I. Moulitsas, L. Könözsy, 'Performance evaluation of a two-dimensional lattice Boltzmann solver using CUDA and PGAS UPC based parallelisation', ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 44(1):8, 2017.
  • T. I. Józsa, Gy. Paál, 'Boundary conditions for flow simulations of abdominal aortic aneurysms', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 50:342-351, 2014.