Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics



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Henry is a Lecturer in the Fluid Mechanics section in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Process System from the University of Bristol (2001) and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London (2012). Henry worked, for 6 years, as a trader with Credit Suisse, ultimately as a vice president responsible for all mutual fund derivatives trading within the bank. Following his PhD, Henry has worked as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge, initially in the Engineering Department and then in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Henry's research focuses on fluid mechanics for the built environment. This ranges from the fundamental understanding of turbulent flows with buoyancy and stratification (and the mixing thereof), includes the practical application of this understanding to the human-focused ventilation of buildings and encompasses the slow viscous flow of liquids in wood and timber. To this end Henry co-leads the Low-Energy Ventilation Network which received EPSRC funding from the UK Fluids Network as a Special Interest Group, collaborates widely with industrial and academic partners, and maintains active projects with the Natural Materials Innovation for Sustainable Living centre in Cambridge.



Burridge H, Hallstadius O, 2020, Observing the Mpemba effect with minimal bias and the value of the Mpemba effect to scientific outreach and engagement, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:476, ISSN:1364-5021

Parker DA, Burridge HC, Partridge JL, et al., 2020, A comparison of entrainment in turbulent line plumes adjacent to and distant from a vertical wall, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:882, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1-36

Burridge H, Wu G, Reynolds T, et al., 2019, The transport of liquids in softwood: timber as a model porous medium, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322, Pages:1-14

Reynolds TPS, Burridge HC, Johnston R, et al., 2018, Cell geometry across the ring structure of Sitka spruce, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:15, ISSN:1742-5662


Burridge HC, Sehmbi G, Fiuza Dosil D, et al., 2017, Determining the venting efficiency of simple chimneys for buoyant plumes, 38th AIVC Conference

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