The department conducts a highly active research group in fluid flow that benefits from worldclass codes, developed inhouse, and computational facilities. For more information see our computational modelling group's research pages. If you are interested in one of the projects listed below please feel free to contact the associated staff.


Fully funded iCASE PhD studentship: 

Computational / data science techniques to improve and integrate weather forecasting in business decision-making [Info Sheet - iCase - Computational data science techniques]

Supervision: Professor Matthew Piggott

To apply for this studentship, please send a CV and cover letter to Prof Matthew Piggott. Deadline 14 June 2020.

EPSRC CASE studentship:
Dynamic semi-structured meshes for fast numerical simulation of Multi-Phase Modelling in Oil and Gas
Info Sheet - Dynamic semi-structured meshes

For further information and to apply, please contact supervisors Prof. Christopher Pain or Dr Pablo Salinas

Understanding how subduction has shaped Circum-Pacific tectonics using 3D numerical models [Info Sheet - Subduction dynamics‌]

Supervision: Prof Saskia Goes, Dr Gareth Roberts

Closing the digital rock divide in petrophysics for CO2 storage Eligible for Departmental and University Scholarships [Info Sheet - Digital Rocks Petrophysics]

Supervisor: Sam Krevor

Global CO2 storage capacity: Modeling limitations of geography and injectivity Eligible for Departmental and University Scholarships [Info Sheet - Global CO2 Storage Capacity

Supervisor: Sam Krevor

Understanding The Role Of Thermal Fluctuations On The Fidelity Of Magnetic Recording In Rocks And Meteorites [Info Sheet - Micromagnetism]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Wililams (University of Edinburgh)

Determining the Magnetic Signature of Hydrocarbon-rich Environments: A numerical approach [Info Sheet - Hydro]
Supervisors: Adrian Muxworthy and Wyn Wililams (University of Edinburgh)

Coupling process modelling and Life Cycle Assessment to inform the design of mineral processing circuits [Info Sheet - Process modelling and Life Cycle Assessment ]
Supervisor: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada

Modelling and predicting flotation froth stability [Info Sheet - Froth stability]
Supervisors: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada and Prof. Stephen Neethling

Foam flow in porous media at the pore scale [Info Sheet - Foam flow in porous media at the pore scale
Supervisors: Dr Pablo Brito-Parada and Prof. Stephen Neethling

Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info Sheet]

Prof. Matthew Jackson and Dr C. Johan Lissenberg (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University)

Modeling the global Pb cycle: from industrial emissions to the bottom of the ocean [Info Sheet‌]

 Yves Plancherel 

Formation and fate of low-salinity intermediate waters in the ocean [Info Sheet‌]

 Yves PlancherelCamille Lique (IFREMER)

Semi-structured multigrid method for fast numerical simulation of porous media flow [Info sheet‌]

Locally discontinuous pressure formulation for highly heterogeneous reservoirs [Info sheet‌]

Dr. Pablo SalinasProf. Chris PainProf. Matthew Jackson

Fluid dynamics of magma reservoirs at mid-ocean ridges [Info sheet‌]

Matt Jackson

Understanding surface processes on Venus: in support ofthe EnVision mission [Info sheet

Philippa Mason, Richard GhailGareth Roberts

Water, magma and faults interaction at submarine hydrothermal systems [Info sheet]

The Digital AI Geologist: Using Neural Networks to Extract Quantitativie Information from Core and Thin Section Images [Info sheet]
Dr Cédric M. John
Modelling modern carbonates (Bahamas, Great Barrier Reef) using numerical approaches [Info sheet]

Universal characteristics in foams and particulate media (Geophysics) [Info sheet‌]

Prof. Raphael (Rafi) Blumenfeld, Stephen Neethling

Understanding and minimising the potential environmental impacts of tidal range (lagoon) based renewable energy generation via advanced numerical modelling [Info sheet]

Matthew Piggott

Impact Processing of Planetary Crust [‌Info sheet‌]

Gareth Collins and Mark Wieczorek (IPGP)

Multiscale modeling of compaction of primitive solar system materials [Info sheet]
Gareth Collins, Tom Davison and Phil Bland (Curtin)

Decoding inner solar system bombardment from impact crater populations [Info sheetInfo Sheet‌]

Gareth Collins

Simulating submarine slide tsunami inundation of the Shetland Islands [Info sheet]

Gareth CollinsMatt Piggott, Sue Dawson (Dundee)

Optimisation of sensor locations for observation of air flows/pollutions [Info sheet]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

Rapid Response Modelling for Assessment of Pollution and Toxic Releases in Complex Urban Environments [Info sheet]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

New generation data assimilation and rapid response models for urban flooding [Info sheet]

Fangxin Fang, Christopher Pain

Modeling landscape evolution through space and time [Landscape_PhD_2016]

Gareth Roberts, Matthew Piggott, Gareth Collins, Alex Whittaker

Modelling the physics to understand blasting in fractured rock masses [Info sheet]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 

Kink-bands across the scales – a structural geology enigma [Info sheet]

J-P Latham and Jiansheng Xiang 

Continental Uplift and Erosion From Drainage Patterns: Predicting Sedimentary Flux to Passive Margins [O_and_G_PhD2017b]

Gareth Roberts and Matt Piggott

Redundancy, retiming and data flow in compiling finite-difference applications for many core architectures [Info sheet]

Gerard Gorman, Paul Kelly and Fabio Luporini

Using evolutionary modelling to investigate Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradient [Info sheet]

Dr Mark Sutton, Dr Phillip Mannion

Simulation of geo-thermal wells with reduced order modelling and data assimilation [Info sheet]

Claire Heaney, Pablo Salinas, Christopher Pain and Matthew Jackson

Dynamic semi-structured meshes for fast numerical simulation of MultiPhase Modelling in Oil and Gas [Info Sheet - Semi Structured Meshes]

EPSRC CASE studentship sponsored by industrial partner BP PLC

Proposed Supervisors: Professor C. C. PainDr P. Salinas, Dr A. I. Obeysekara and Dr A. Nicolle (BP)

Modelling the physics of granular rock compaction for characterisation of flow in reservoirs [Info sheet]
JP LathamJiansheng Xiang and Martin Blunt

Modelling wind and wave-structure interaction of a floating wind turbine using immersed body adaptive mesh technology [Info sheet‌]

Jiansheng XiangJP Latham and Christopher Pain

Modelling the effect of air blast on laminated window glass [Info sheet]

Jiansheng Xiang and JP Latham