Pedro Costa

University of Iceland

VR-II Hjarðarhaga 6, 107 Reykjavik



I’m interested in understanding complex fluid flows, very often with the aid of direct numerical simulations (DNS). My work has focused on turbulent multiphase flows (e.g. finite-size particle suspensions, bubbly flows, and phase change). I’m also a high-performance computing aficionado, and the author of the open-source code CaNS for very fast massively-parallel DNS of canonical fluid flows.

In case you are looking for it, here is my (extensive) CV.

Where am I

I graduated as a PhD in 2017 at the TU Delft, supervised by Wim-Paul Breugem. Then I moved to KTH Mechanics in the group of Luca Brandt as a post-doc for two years.

In September 2019 I moved even further north, to Iceland, where I hold a three-year University of Iceland research fellowship in the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Now you know where to find me!

Why Iceland? is a question I’m getting a lot nowadays. Though I moved here for personal reasons, there are many good reasons to move so far North!


  • 2017 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory for Hydro and Aerodynamics, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2012 MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2009 BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal