Jean-Pierre Hickey

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationJean-Pierre Hickey

Phone: 519-888-4567 x30452
Location: ERC 2003


Research Interests

  • Multiphysics simulations
  • Turbulent simulations (LES/DNS)
  • High-speed aerothermodynamics
  • Supercritical mixing and combustion
  • Turbulence modelling in two-phase flow
  • Low-order modelling of fluid systems
  • Acoustics and thermoacoustic coupling


  • 2015, Research Scientist, Spacecraft Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 2014, Postdoc, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
  • 2012, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
  • 2007, Master of Science, Computational, Mechanical and Process Engineering, TU-Darmstadt
  • 2004, Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal


  • ME 303 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • ME 351 - Fluid Mechanics 1
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • ME 566 - Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Design
    • Taught in 2019
  • ME 664 - Turbulent Flow
    • Taught in 2022
  • ME 765 - Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • MTE 202 - Ordinary Differential Equations
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • SYDE 383 - Fluid Mechanics
    • Taught in 2021, 2022
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Qiao, Zheng and Lv, Yu and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Single-phase instability of intermediate flamelet states in high-pressure combustion, Fuel, 288(119736), 2021, 119736 - 12
  • Lacombe, Francis and Roy, Subhajit and Sinha, Krishnendu and Karl, Sebastian and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Characteristic Scales in Shock--Turbulence Interaction, AIAA Journal, 2021
  • Daryan, Hamid and Hussain, Fazle and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Aeroacoustic noise generation due to vortex reconnection, Physical Review Fluids, 5(062702), 2020
  • Mouallem, Joseph and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Induction heating of dispersed metallic particles in a turbulent flow, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 132(103414), 2020
  • Younes, Khaled and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Fluidic Thrust Shock-Vectoring Control: A Sensitivity Analysis, AIAA Journal, 58(4), 2020, 1887 - 1890
  • Wang, Jeremy CH and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Analytical solutions to shock and expansion waves for non-ideal equations of state, Physics of Fluids, 32(8), 2020
  • Hickey, Jean-Pierre and Younes, Khaled and Yao, Matthew X and Fan, Duosi and Mouallem, Joseph, Targeted turbulent structure control in wall-bounded flows via localized heating, Physics of Fluids, 32(3), 2020
  • Pan, Zhao and Zhang, Yang and Gustavsson, Jonas and Hickey, Jean-Pierre and Cattafesta, Louis, Unscented Kalman filter (UKF) based nonlinear parameter estimation for a turbulent boundary layer: a data assimilation framework, Measurement Science and Technology, 31(094011), 2020
  • Christopher, N., Peter, J., Kloker, M. and Hickey, J.-P., DNS of Turbulent Flat-Plate Flow with Transpiration Cooling, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 157(119972), 2020
  • Younes, Khaled and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Effects of shear layer growth on the indirect noise in compound nozzles, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 468, 2020
  • Yao, Matthew X and Sun, Zeping and Scalo, Carlo and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Vortical and thermal interfacial layers in wall-bounded turbulent flows under transcritical conditions, Physical Review Fluids, 4(8), 2019
  • Yao, Matthew X and Hickey, Jean-Pierre and Ma, Peter C and Ihme, Matthias, Molecular diffusion and phase stability in high-pressure combustion, Combustion and Flame, 210, 2019, 302 - 314
  • Hickey, Jean-Pierre and Younes, Khaled, Path to turbulence in a transitional asymmetric planar wake, Physics of Fluids, 31(10), 2019
  • Wu, Xiaohua and Wallace, James M and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Boundary layer turbulence and freestream turbulence interface, turbulent spot and freestream turbulence interface, laminar boundary layer and freestream turbulence interface, Physics of Fluids, 31(4), 2019
  • Fan, Duosi and Xu, Jinglei and Yao, Matthew X and Hickey, Jean-Pierre, On the detection of internal interfacial layers in turbulent flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 872, 2019, 198 - 217
  • Younes, K. Hickey, Jean-Pierre, Indirect noise prediction in compound, multi-stream nozzle flows, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 442, 2019, 609 - 624
  • Kim, Kukjin and Hickey, Jean-Pierre and Scalo, Carlo, Pseudophase change effects in turbulent channel flow under transcritical temperature conditions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 871, 2019, 52 - 91
  • Banuti, D., Ma, P., Ihme, M. and Hickey, J.-P., Thermodynamic structure of supercritical LOX-GH2 diffusion flames, Combustion and Flame, 2018
  • Peter C. Ma, Hao Wu, Matthias Ihme, Jean-Pierre Hickey, Consideration of Heat Loss Effects in Flamelet Formulations for Predicting Wall-Heat-Transfer in Rocket Engine, AIAA Journal, 2018
  • Xiaohua Wu, Parviz Moin, James M. Wallace, Jinhie Skarda, Adrián Lozano-Durán, and Jean-Pierre Hickey, Transitional–turbulent spots and turbulent–turbulent spots in boundary layers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(27), 2017, E529 - E529
  • Hickey, Jean-Pierre and Hussain, Fazle and Wu, Xiaohua, Compressibility effects on the structural evolution of transitional high-speed planar wakes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 796, 2016, 5 - 39
  • Alexander Wagner, Jan Martinez Schramm, Klaus Hannemann, Ryan Whitside, Jean-Pierre Hickey, Hypersonic Shock Wave Boundary Layer Interaction Studies on a Flat Plate at Elevated Surface Temperature, Shock Wave Interactions, Konstantinos Kontis,

Graduate Studies