- Wall-bounded turbulence.
- Flow control and drag reduction.
- Experimental fluid mechanics (PIV/LIF, HWA, LDA, Force, Pressure and temperature).
- Machine learning in fluid mechanics.
Takfarinas Medjnoun (he/him) was born and raised in Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria). He first started his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bejaia, then moved to France in 2010 and completed his BSc and then MSc from Centrale Lille ENSMA, and ENSI Poitiers (2010-2014) in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on turbulence studies. Upon completion, he moved to the United Kingdom where he obtained his doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southampton (2015-2019) for his thesis entitled "Experimental investigation of secondary flows in turbulent boundary layers". Since 2019, Takfarinas is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton, during which he assisted in setting up the new state-of-the-art Experimental Fluids Laboratory (EFL) which encompasses different facilities and newly developed diagnostic tools that cover a wide range of fields such as aero-hydrodynamics, hydraulics, aeroacoustics and multiphase flows.
In his leisure time, Takfarinas enjoys and practices music and photography - with a special interest in astrophotography.