I am interested in buoyancy-driven flows in natural, industrial and built environments, motivated by the important role this field of research has to play in understanding and responding to societal challenges concerning climate, energy and our environment.
I joined the Fluid Mechanics Section in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in 2016, following previous academic appointments in Australia and the UK. I hold BE and ME degrees (Auckland) and a PhD degree (Cambridge).
I am a member of the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences and an Associate Editor of Fluid Dynamics Research.
Areas of expertise:
Stratified turbulence and mixing
Turbulent plumes and jets
Flows in the built environment
et al., 2020, Experimental correlation of natural convection losses from a scale-model solar cavity receiver with non-isothermal surface temperature distribution, Solar Energy, Vol:198, ISSN:0038-092X, Pages:355-375
et al., 2019, Energetics of mixing for the filling box and the emptying-filling box, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Vol:19, ISSN:1567-7419, Pages:819-831
Craske J, Hughes G, 2019, On the robustness of emptying filling boxes to sudden changes in the wind, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:868, ISSN:0022-1120
Hughes GO, Linden PF, 2016, Mixing efficiency in run-down gravity currents, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:809, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:691-704
Hughes GO, 2016, Inside the head and tail of a turbulent gravity current, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:790, ISSN:0022-1120
Wykes MSD, Hughes GO, Dalziel SB, 2015, On the meaning of mixing efficiency for buoyancy-driven mixing in stratified turbulent flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:781, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:261-275
Hughes GO, Griffiths RW, 2008, Horizontal convection, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:40, ISSN:0066-4189, Pages:185-208