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. 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.

2. 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 (Accepté/Sous presse).

3. 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.

4. Frys, Charles; Saint-Amand, Antoine; Le Hénaff, Matthieu; Figueiredo, Joana; Kuba, Alyson; Walker, Brian; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Vallaeys, Valentin; Vincent, David; Hanert, Emmanuel. Fine-Scale Coral Connectivity Pathways in the Florida Reef Tract: Implications for Conservation and Restoration. In: Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol. 7, p. 1-16 (2020). doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00312.

5. Constant, Matthieu; Dubois, Frédéric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent. Implementation of an unresolved stabilised FEM-DEM model to solve immersed granular flows. In: Computational Particle Mechanics, Vol. 6, no. 2, p. 213-226 (01/04/2019). doi:10.1007/s40571-018-0209-4.

6. Vincent, David; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Karatekin, Ozgur; Van Hoolst, Tim; Tyler, Robert H.; Dehant, Véronique; Deleersnijder, Eric. Normal modes and resonance in Ontario Lacus, a hydrocarbon lake of Titan. In: Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 69, p. 1121-1132 (2019). doi:10.1007/s10236-019-01290-2.

7. Li, Yanfang; Wolanski, Eric; Dai, Zhenfei; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Tang, Cheng; Zhang, Hua. Trapping of plastics in semi-enclosed seas: Insights from the Bohai Sea, China. In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 137, p. 509-517 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.038.

8. Schlaefer, Jodie A.; Wolanski, Eric; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Kingsford, Michael J. Wind Conditions on the Great Barrier Reef Influenced the Recruitment of Snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus). In: Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol. 5, no.193, p. 1-20 (2018). doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00193.

9. Remacle, Jean-François; Lambrechts, Jonathan. Fast and robust mesh generation on the sphere—Application to coastal domains. In: CAD Computer Aided Design, Vol. 103, p. 14-23 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.cad.2018.03.002.

10. Delandmeter, Philippe; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Legat, Vincent; Vallaeys, Valentin; Naithani, Jaya; Thiery, Wim; Remacle, Jean-François; Deleersnijder, Eric. A fully consistent and conservative vertically adaptive coordinate system for SLIM 3D v0.4 with an application to the thermocline oscillations of Lake Tanganyika. In: Geoscientific Model Development, Vol. 11, no.3, p. 1161-1179 (2018). doi:10.5194/gmd-11-1161-2018.

Conference Papers

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. Vallaeys, Valentin; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Hanert, Emmanuel; Deleersnijder, Eric. A numerical study of the estuarine plume in the Congo River.

5. Le, Hoang Anh; Vu Xuan Huyen Dang; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Sigrun Ortleb; Vallaeys, Valentin; Vincent, David; Nicolas Gratiot; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Deleersnijder, Eric. A new wetting – drying algorithm integrated in SLIM, with an application to the Tonle Sap lake, Mekong.

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

7. Legat, Vincent; Constant, Matthieu; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Frédéric Dubois. A New FEM/DEM Multiscale Model to Solve Immersed Granular Flows Based on Suspension Drops Simulations.

8. Yang Yun; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Deleersnijder, Eric; Guan Weibing; Wolanski Eric. Modelling fine-grained sediment transport in the Yangtze River Estuary and coastal zone.

9. Vallaeys, Valentin; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Hanert, Emmanuel; Deleersnijder, Eric. Discontinuous Galerkin modelling of the Congo River's coupled estuary-shelf dynamics.

10. Lê, Hoàng Anh; Pham Van chien; Dang Huyen Xuan Vu; Lambrechts, Jonathan; Ortleb, Sigrun; Gratiot, Nicolas; Soares Frazao, Sandra; Deleersnijder, Eric. Numerical modelling of flow in the Tonle Sap by means of a discontinuous Galerkin finite-element model. In: International Symposium on Lowland technology (ISLT 2018), 2018, 978-604-82-2483-7.

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. 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. 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.


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.