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Diego Lopez

Diego Lopez

Maître de Conférences

Groupe Fluides complexes et transferts
Équipe Environnement

INSA de Lyon, Dpt. Premier Cycle
20 av. Albert Einstein
F-69621 Villeurbanne

Tél. : +33 (0) 4 72 43 81 65
Fax : +33 (0) 4 72 43 87 18
Courriel : diego.lopez [at] insa-lyon.fr


Physics and Applied Maths at Département de Premier Cycle, INSA de Lyon (Undergraduate) :

  • Mathematical tools for engineers (OMSI)
  • Optics
  • Measures
  • Electricity
  • Physics
  • Electromagnetism

Research topics

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My research focuses on interactions between solid or deformable bodies in the presence of an external flow, combining analytical models with experiments at different scales.I am motivated by biological or ecological, in particular related to particle transport and settling.

  • Transport of floating particles in environmental flows
  • Sedimentation of anisotropic particles in a vortical flow
  • Swimming bacteria at complex interfaces
  • Plant reconfiguration under flow




Ghaffarian H, Piégay H, Lopez D, et al. Video-monitoring of wood discharge: first inter-basin comparison and recommendations to install video cameras. Earth Surf. Process. Landf.. 2020.
Guillén-Ludeña S, Lopez D, Mignot E, Rivière N. Flow resistance for a varying density of obstacles on smooth and rough beds. J. Hydraul. Eng.. 2020;146:04019059.
Perrot-Minot C, Mignot E, Perkins RJ, Lopez D, Rivière N. Vortex shedding frequency in open-channel lateral cavity. J. Fluid Mech.. 2020;892:A25.
Sheikh MZ, Gustavsson K, Lopez D, et al. Importance of fluid inertia for the orientation of spheroids settling in turbulent flow. J. Fluid Mech.. 2020;886:A9.

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PhD Thesis (in english)

D. Lopez "Modeling reconfiguration strategies in plants submitted to flow," Thèse de doctorat de l’Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech, France (2012) [web]