Jonathan Lambrechts
Post-doctoral researcher
Dr at UCL in 2010

Main project: Logisticien de Recherche
Funding: UCL
obtained his phd "Finite element methods for coast flows: Application to the Great Barrier Reef" in the SLIM project at the University catholique de Louvain .
He is now working as research engineer for the Institute of Mechanics, Material and Civil Engineering in the same university. His research topics include mesh generation, finite element coastal ocean modeling and multiscale fluid-particle modeling.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Computational science
Civil and environmental engineering
Fluid mechanics

finite elements
geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics
granular materials
mesh generation

Research group(s): MEMA

Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Schlaefer, Jodie; Carter, Alexandra; Choukroun, Severine; Coles, Robert; Critchell, Kay; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Rasheed, Michael; Tol, Samantha; Grech, Alana. Marine plant dispersal and connectivity measures differ in their sensitivity to biophysical model parameters. In: Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 149, p. 105313 (2022). doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105313.

2. Figueiredo, Joana; Thomas, Christopher J.; Deleersnijder, Eric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Baird, Andrew H.; Connolly, Sean R.; Hanert, Emmanuel. Global warming decreases connectivity among coral populations. In: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 12, p. 83-87 (2021). doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01248-7.

3. Coppin, Nathan; Constant, Matthieu; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Dubois, Frédéric; Legat, Vincent. Numerical analysis of the drag on a rigid body in an immersed granular flow. In: Computational Particle Mechanics, Vol. 9, p. 393-406 (2022). doi:10.1007/s40571-021-00418-w.

4. Wolanski, E.; Petus, C.; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Brodie, J.; Waterhouse, J.; Tracey, D. The intrusion of polluted Fly River mud into Torres Strait. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 166, no.1, p. 112243 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112243.

5. Schlaefer, Jodie A.; Wolanski, Eric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Kingsford, Michael J. Behavioural and oceanographic isolation of an island-based jellyfish (Copula sivickisi, Class Cubozoa) population. In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 11, no.1, p. 1-2 (2021). doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89755-7.

6. Vallaeys, Valentin; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Delandmeter, Philippe; Pätsch, Johannes; Spitzy, Alejandro; Hanert, Emmanuel; Deleersnijder, Eric. Understanding the circulation in the deep, micro-tidal and strongly stratified Congo River estuary. In: Ocean Modelling, Vol. 167, p. 101890 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2021.101890.

7. Constant, Matthieu; Coppin, Nathan; Dubois, Frédéric; Artoni, Riccardo; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent. Numerical investigation of the density sorting of grains using water jigging. In: Powder Technology, Vol. 393, no.1, p. 705-721 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2021.07.036.

8. Deleersnijder, Eric; Draoui, Insaf; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Mouchet Anne. Consistent boundary conditions for age calculations. In: Water, Vol. 12, p. 1274 (2020). doi:10.3390/w12051274.

9. Wolanski, Eric; Lambrechts, Jonathan. The net water circulation in the far Northern Great Barrier Reef. In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 235, no.5, p. 106569 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106569.

10. Le, Hoang-Anh; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Ortleb, Sigrun; Gratiot, Nicolas; Deleersnijder, Eric; Soares Frazao, Sandra. An implicit wetting–drying algorithm for the discontinuous Galerkin method: application to the Tonle Sap, Mekong River Basin. In: Environmental Fluid Mechanics, (2020). doi:10.1007/s10652-019-09732-7.

Conference Papers

1. Draoui, Insaf; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Deleersnijder, Eric. The discontinuous Galerkin method for coupling a 1D river model to a 2D shallow water one. 2022 xxx. doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1084.

2. Ishimwe, Ange Pacifique; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Deleersnijder, Eric. A split-explicit Runge-Kutta method for 3D hydrodynamic equations for coastal applications. 2022 xxx. doi:10.5194/egusphere-egu22-2452.

3. Draoui, Insaf; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Hoitink Ton; Deleersnijder, Eric. Discontinuous Galerkin method for 1D shallow water models. 2021 xxx.

4. Le, Hoang Anh; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Deleersnijder, Eric; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Gratiot, Nicolas; Ortleb, Sigrun. Numerical modelling of flow dynamics in the Tonle Sap by means of a discontinuous Galerkin finite-element model. In: River Flow 2020, Taylor & Francis Group: London, 2020, 978-0-367-62773-7, p. 1-7 xxx.

5. Draoui, Insaf; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Hoitink, Ton (A.J.F.); Deleersnijder, Eric. Discontinuous Galerkin method for 1D river flows. In: River Flow 2020, Taylor & Francis Group: London, 2020, 978-0-367-62773-7, p. 1-8 xxx.

6. Constant, Matthieu; Vidal, Valérie; Dubois, Frédéric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent. Approche multi-échelles pour simuler l'injection d'air au sein de matrices granulaires immergées. 2019 xxx.

7. Constant, Matthieu; Artoni, Riccardo; Dubois, Frédéric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent. Sorting grains by successive depositions computed using an unresolved FEM-DEM multiscale model. 2019 xxx.

8. Saint-Amand, Antoine; Hanert, Emmanuel; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Assessing the sensitivity of coral connectivity modelling to mesh resolution in the Great Barrier Reef (or "How fine is fine enough?"). 2019 xxx.

9. Deleersnijder, Eric; Dobbelaere, Thomas; Draoui, Insaf; Hanert, Emmanuel; Anh Le Hoang; Ishimwe, Ange; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Saint-Amand, Antoine; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Vallaeys, Valentin; Vincent, David. SLIM: A multi-scale model of the land-sea continuum. 2019 xxx.

10. Coppin, Nathan; Constant, Matthieu; Legat, Vincent; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Dubois, Frédéric. Validation du frottement dans un modèle multi-échelles d'écoulements granulaires immergés en vue de l'étude numérique de la traînée. 2019 xxx.

Book Chapters

1. Geuzaine, Christophe; Johnen, Amaury; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Remacle, Jean-François; Toulorge, Thomas. The Generation of Valid Curvilinear Meshes. In: IDIHOM: Industrialization of High-Order Methods - A Top-Down Approach (Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design; xxx), Springer International Publishing, 2015. 978-3-319-12885-6. xxx xxx. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12886-3_2.

2. Remacle, Jean-François; Toulorge, Thomas; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Robust untangling of curvilinear meshes. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Meshing Roundtable , Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, p. 71-83. 978-3-642-33572-3. xxx xxx. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33573-0.

3. Carrier-Baudouin, Tristan; Remacle, Jean-François; Marchandise, Emilie; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Lp lloyd's energy minimization for quadrilateral surface mesh generation. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Meshing Roundtable, IMR 2011 , xxx, 2011. 978-3-6422-4733-0. xxx xxx.


1. Lambrechts, Jonathan. Finite element methods for coastal flows : application to the Great Barrier Reef, prom. : Legat, Vincent ; Deleersnijder, Eric ; Remacle, Jean-François, 01/03/2011.