Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Fluid Mechanics



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313ACity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Professor of Fluid Mechanics



(2008 - present ):  Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London.

(1996 - 2008):  Reader in Fluid Dynamics, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London.

(1988 - 1996):  Lecturer in Aeronautics, Imperial College London.

(1985 - 1988 ):  Research Associate,  Mathematics Department,  University College London.

(1983 - 1985):   SRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Imperial College and University College London.

(1979 - 1983):   DPhil Engineering Science, University of Oxford

(1979):   BA,BAI Engineering Science, Trinity College Dublin

College Roles

(1995 – 2004):  Chair of  Imperial College Academic Staff Assembly. 

(2008 – 2012):  Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aeronautics Exchange. 

(1994 – 2008):  Student Exchange Coordinator, Aeronautics. 



Calmet H, Bertomeu PF, McIntyre C, et al., 2022, Computational modelling of an aerosol extraction device for use in COVID-19 surgical tracheotomy, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol:159, ISSN:0021-8502

Doorly D, Xiao Q, Bates A, et al., 2021, The effect of decongestion on nasal airway patency and airflow, Nature Scientific Reports, Vol:11, ISSN:2045-2322, Pages:1-13

Kimura S, Miura S, Sera T, et al., 2020, Voxel-based simulation of flow and temperature in the human nasal cavity, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol:24, ISSN:1025-5842, Pages:459-466

Solis-Lemus JA, Costar E, Doorly D, et al., 2020, A simulated single ventilator/dual patient ventilation strategy for acute respiratory distress syndrome during the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2054-5703

Xiao Q, Cetto R, Doorly D, et al., 2019, Assessing changes in airflow and energy loss in a progressive tracheal compression before and after surgical correction, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol:48, ISSN:0090-6964, Pages:822-833

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