View from Grand Colon
View from the west side of Grand Colon in the massif of Belledonne. The city of Grenoble is visible in the valley below.

Welcome to my homepage. The main reason for having this page is to help friends and colleagues keep track of my whereabouts and my research activities. Welcome to look around!

I currently live in Grenoble (since January 2001), but I will probably move back to Sweden in the spring. Job offers are most welcome... ;)


Contact information

Ola Widlund
33 avenue Alsace Lorraine
F-38000 Grenoble

E-mail:       ( replace +at+ with @ )

Research activities

Starting in 1996 with my thesis, my main area of research has been the numerical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows, and in particular the development of accurate one-point models for MHD turbulence. See the separate page on my research for an overview of these activities and a bibliography.

My current work at CEA is an interesting side-line which concerns the development of simulation tools to support the development of future gas-cooled high-temperature nuclear reactors  ("Generation 4").

Summary of academic and professional experience

See also complete CV and bibliography.

Professional experience

2003 -
Guest researcher (thermohydraulics)
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
Grenoble, France
2001 - 2003
Post-doc with a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission
CNRS-EPM (Madylam)
Grenoble, France
1990 - 1996
Research engineer, R&D project manager
ALSTOM Environmental Engineering
Växjö, Sweden


1996 - 2000
Ph.D. thesis in Fluid Mechanics: "Modeling of MHD turbulence"
KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)
Dept. of Mechanics, Faxén Laboratory
Stockholm, Sweden
1990 - 1996
M.Sc. in Engineering Physics
LTH (Lund Institute of Technology)
Lund, Sweden