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Thomas Peacock

Associate Professor, MIT (2007-present)
Assistant Professor, MIT (2003-2007)


B.Sc., Manchester University (1994)
D. Phil., Oxford University (1998)
Research Associate, University of Colorado (1998-2000)
Instructor, MIT (2000-2003)

Tom set up the ENDLab in 2003, when he joined Mechanical Engineering at MIT. The diversity of the group reflects his interests in using experiment, theory and numerics to investigate and understand dynamical phenomena. Week-in and week-out, he is involved with all the research projects going on in the lab. A resume, including a detailed list of publications and presentations is available. His official ME website has further details. [link]

A detailed resume is also available. [link]

When not in the lab trying to oversee the advancement of science, Tom likes to be outdoors and travel to far distant corners of the earth. For his sins, he is a supporter of the Spurs, who may some day rise again above mediocrity. He studied in England for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, before coming through Colorado as a postdoc (where his skiing improved significantly) to become a faculty member at MIT.


Séverine Atis


Séverine joined the ENDLab in spring 2014. Her research interests lie in statistical mechanics, dynamical systems and condensed matter. After her PhD in Physics, she obtained a DGA fellowing and is now working on Lagrangian coherent structures and particle dispersion in two-dimensional flows. Her research methods combine laboratory experiments and numerical models.

Originating from the gastronomical region of Dijon, France, Séverine doesn't fail to her Burgundian duties, enjoying cooking, good cheese and wine. She moved to Paris to pursue her PhD at Université Paris-Sud, and developed her skills in music. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Boston-Cambridge area, biking, hiking, sailing and reading about astrophysics.

Email: atis [at]


Boyu Fan

Graduate student

Email: boyufan [at]


Margaux Filippi

Graduate student

Margaux is looking into using the topological tools from braid theory to analyze drifter trajectories and transport barriers in the ocean. Her investigations, which blend her undergraduate degrees in oceanography and pure mathematics with her experience working in coastal engineering, will also incorporate laboratory experiments and oceanic flow patterns analysis.

Prior to her start at the ENDlab in June 2013, Margaux lived 5 years in Hawai'i, where she seized any chance she could to play either immersed underwater or in the air practicing her aerialist skills. Born in Paris, she spent the first 17 years of her life exploring Europe.

Email: margaux [at]


Rohit Supekar

Graduate student

Email: srohit [at]


Sasan John Ghaemsaidi

Graduate student

Sasan's primary research interests are stratified flows and internal wave dynamics. His research focus is a combination of computational analysis and experimental investigation. He joined ENDLab in August 2009.

Personal interests include running, international affairs, the arts, and enjoying the wealth of activites offered by both MIT and the Boston area. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin before making his way up north to MIT.

Email: sjsaidi [at]


Lorraine Rabb



Ray Hardin



List of past graduates & postdocs

  • Matthieu Leclair — Research Engineer, ETH Zürich
    Postdoc (2015)
  • Nils Holzenberger — Engineer, IBM
    Exchange student from Paris
  • Sarah Fay — Graduate Student, MIT
    Undergraduate researcher (graduated 2015)
  • Spencer Wilson — Marshall Scholar, University of Cambridge, UK
    Undergraduate researcher (graduated 2015)
  • Maha Haji — Doctoral Candidate, MIT
    M.Sc. (graduated 2015)
  • Matthieu Mercier — Postdoctoral Fellow, IMFT
    Postdoc (2013)
  • Michael Allshouse — Postdoctoral Fellow, UT - Austin
    Ph.D. (graduated 2013)
  • Manikandan Mathur — Assistant Professor, IIT - Madras
    Ph.D. (graduated 2010)
  • Paula Echeverri — Makani Power Inc.
    Ph.D. (graduated 2009)
  • Matthew Weldon — Applied Research Labs, Penn State University
    M.Sc. (graduated 2007)
  • Raul Coral — Global Power Group, Cambridge
    M.Sc. (graduated 2005)