Miguel Beneitez's main research interest is nonlinear dynamics applied to fundamental fluid mechanics problems. Miguel uses concepts from dynamical systems to try to improve the current understanding of the subcritical transition between the laminar and turbulent flow states, both in Newtonian and complex fluids.
Miguel's current research focuses on viscoelastic flows, working towards untangling dynamic connections between different attractors in the state space. Previously, Miguel worked on transition to turbulence in boundary-layer configurations, which involve an additional degree of complexity due to the spatial development of the flow. In the study of these complex dynamics, Miguel uses large-scale direct numerical simulations using pseudo-spectral codes combined with low-order modelling. Other research interests include hydrodynamics stability of jets and bioflows.