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 HC, Bhagat RK, Stettler MEJ, et al., 2021, The ventilation of buildings and other mitigating measures for COVID-19: a focus on wintertime, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:477, ISSN:1364-5021, Pages:1-31

Vouriot C, Burridge H, Noakes C, et al., 2021, Seasonal variation in airborne infection risk in schools due to changes in ventilation inferred from monitored carbon dioxide, Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, ISSN:0905-6947

Parker DA, Burridge HC, Partridge JL, et al., 2021, Vertically distributed wall sources of buoyancy. Part 2. Unventilated and ventilated confined spaces, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:907, ISSN:0022-1120

Parker DA, Burridge HC, Partridge JL, et al., 2021, Vertically distributed wall sources of buoyancy. Part 1. Unconfined, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:907, ISSN:0022-1120

Burridge HC, Pini R, Shah SMK, et al., 2021, Identifying efficient transport pathways in early-wood timber: insights from 3D X-ray CT imaging of softwood in the presence of flow, Transport in Porous Media, Vol:136, ISSN:0169-3913, Pages:813-830

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