I work as a research associate in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering of Imperial College London. My primary research activities are currently revolving around ocean and coastal modelling. In particular, I am active in:
- Identification of highly bio-productive regions via global tidal simulations of ancient continental configurations.
- Quantification of environmental impact from infrastructure.
- Tsunami hazard identification and mitigation.
- Research Data Management in computational science.
- Mesh Generation for ocean and coastal modelling.
I also worked on the development of computational methods and software; I have contributed to several open-source projects, such as the Fluidity code the PyRDM library and the qmesh project.
(Since Jan. 2011) Research Associate in Coastal Ocean Modeling. Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London
(Dec. 2009 - Dec. 2010) Research Associate in CFD of turbulent two-layer flows with atomization. Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology. Imperial College London.
(2008-2009) National Service.
(Jan. 2003- Jan. 2008) PhD (DIC) in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College (University of London). Thesis title: “Large Eddy Simulation of Synthetic Jets in the Context of Flow Control”.
(2001-2002) MSc (DIC) in Advanced Computational Methods in Aeronautics, Flow Management and Flow–Structure Interaction. Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College (University of London). Dissertation title: “Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Perturbed Flow over a Backwards Facing Step”.
(1997-2001) BEng (Honours, 1st class, with a year in industry) in Mechanical Engineering. Kingston University.
Piggott M, Modelling the impact of tidal energy on species communities, Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN:0964-5691
et al., 2019, Regional-scale paleobathymetry controlled location, but not magnitude, of tidal dynamics in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, USA, Geology, Vol:47, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:1083-1087
et al., 2018, Controls on tidal sedimentation and preservation: insights from numerical tidal modelling in the late oligocene–miocene South China sea, Southeast Asia, Sedimentology, Vol:65, ISSN:0037-0746, Pages:2468-2505
et al., 2019, Competition effects between nearby tidal turbine arrays—optimal design for alderney race, Pages:255-262