Axel Coussement

Axel Coussement

Professor

After graduating from the ULB, I intended a specialization in piston engines at the IFP-School. After one and a half year as a research engineer at the "Institut Francais du Petrole", I began an PhD Thesis performed in collaboration with the Ecole Centrale Paris-EM2C laboratory and the ULB-ATM department, during which I focus on direct numerical simulations of reactive real gas flows.
After this thesis I intended a post-doc fellowship in Aachen, working on numerical simulations of a camless H2 fueled engine in collaboration with BMW.
After a brief come back at the ATM department, I spend one year at the EM2C laboratory developing combustion models for rocket engines in a collaborative research project with ESA, CNES and JAXA.
I am now a FNRS post-doctoral fellow at the ATM department.

My research focuses on :
- numerical simulations of reactive real gas flow and development of related models
- experimental and numerical research on piston engine

I am also a invited professor at the IFP-School and the Ecole Centrale/Supelec.