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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Tom Lacassagne

  • Postdoc Research Associate
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Tom Lacassagne


Professor Stavroula Balabani

Research Area

Complex and multi-phase flows.

Research Outline

Application of optical methods to study flows of complex non-Newtonian suspensions.

About Tom Lacassagne

Tom graduated from the University of Lyon in 2015 with an MSc in mechanical engineering and fluid mechanics from the University of Lyon (UdL).

Following this, Tom joined the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics on a grant from the French ministry of research, and obtained his PhD from University of Lyon in 2018. He then worked as a teaching and research assistant for INSA Lyon and the LMFA before joining UCL in 2019.

Tom’s research focuses on using and developing optical methods, for example Particle Image or Tracking Velocimetry, Laser Induced Fluorescence, and Molecular Tagging Velocimetry). This is with the aim to study complex and multiphase flows relevant to environmental, industrial, or biological applications.

His PhD focused on oscillating grid turbulence in non-Newtonian media and its influence on gas dissolution and mass transfer at gas-liquid interface. At UCL, Tom works with Professor S. Balabani on particle suspensions for complex oral health formulations.

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