School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Professor Yuri Sergeev

Professor of Engineering Mathematics



  • MSc (1971) Moscow State University.
  • PhD (1977) Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences
  • DSc (1993) Russian Academy of Sciences


  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA);
  • Member of the American Physical Society.
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.


English, Russian

Informal Interests

Classical music, literature, history of arts, history of science

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Research Interests

Quantum fluids. Quantum turbulence. Superfluidity. Thermal quasiparticle excitations in 3He. Visualization of quantum turbulence. Classical turbulence. Condensed matter theory. Low temperature physics. 

Other Expertise

Theoretical fluid dynamics. Two-phase turbulence. Dense two-phase flows. Physico-chemical hydrodynamics. Hydrodynamic stability.

Current Work

Interactions between thermal quasiparticle excitations and vortex structures in 3He.
Turbulent thermal counterflow in 4He. Radial thermal counterflow.
Motion of impurities in Bose-Einstein condensates.

Future Research

Quantum turbulence in 4He, 3He and BEC.
Motion of impurities in BEC.

Esteem Indicators

Keynote and invited lectures:

"Chasing Tornadoes" workshop, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2018.

PALM International Workshop on Interpretation of Measurements in Quantum Turbulence, Saclay, France, 2016.

QFS2016 - International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids, Prague, 2016.

QFS2015 - International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids, Niagara Falls, NY, 2015.

Workshop "Quantum Turbulence and Its Visualization", Abu Dhabi, 2013.

QFS2012 - International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids, Lancaster, UK, 2012.

European Workshop on Superfluid Turbulence from the perspective of numerics, Lyon, 2012.

EFMC9 - The 9th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference, Rome, 2012.

Workshop "Turbulence in Quantum Two-Fluid Systems", Abu Dhabi, 2012.

MicroKelvin 2012 workshop, Smolenice, Slovakia, 2012.

Workshop on Classical and Quantum Turbulence, Abu Dhabi, 2011.

Keynote lecture at the Symposium "Vortices, Superfluid Dynamics, and Quantum Turbulence", Helsinki, 2010.

Keynote lecture at 9th Engineering and Applications Conference EMAC2009, Adelaide, Australia, 2009.

Invited keynote lecture at the Workshop on Topics in Quantum Turbulence, Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, 2009.

Invited lecture at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, 2009.

Co-organiser, coordinator and lecturer, Summer school "Vortices and Turbulence at Very Low Temperatures", International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, 2007.

Invited lecture at the Second International Conference of Applied Mathematics, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2005.

Invited review article:
Invited review article, published in Journal of Low Temperature Physics (2009, vol. 157, pp.429-475), on the particle motion and flow visualization in superfluid helium II.

Conference organising:
Co-organiser and Co-chairman of the discussion "Visualization of Quantum Turbulence" at ULT2008 - International Conference "Frontiers of Low Temperature Physics", August 13th-17th 2008, Royal Holloway College, University of London.
Organiser of the Summer School "VORTICES AND TURBULENCE AT VERY LOW TEMPERATURES", 2 and 6 July 2007, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, University of Udine, Italy.

I have been invited to referee research proposals for:
United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation;
Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research of
Matter (FOM);
Israel Science Foundation (ISF).


Research Grants:
Leverhulme Trust grant RES/0581/7297 "Visualization of Quantum Turbulence", £121,308, MSE 40%, PI C.F.Barenghi
EPSRC GR/T08876/01 "The fluid dynamics of PIV visualisation in
superfluid helium", £187,394, MSE 40%, PI C.F.Barenghi.
EPSRC EP/D061601 "Developing Novel Applications of PDF Based
Models", PI D.C.Swailes.

Principal Investigator of two EUHiT (European High-performance Infrastructures in Turbulence) projects “Application of hot-wire anemometry to He II superfluid turbulence”, and “Mixed vorticity-velocity measurements in quantum turbulence” awarded and held in 2016-2017. These grants provided budget for experiments at European facilities (CEA and CNRS Inst. Neel, Grenoble) and supported my visits to Grenoble.



Undergraduate Teaching

ENG1001: Engineering Mathematics I.

ENG2008/ENG2011/ENG2012: Engineering Mathematics II with Applications.

PHY2029: Physics in the Modern World