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.



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

Wu G, Shah DU, Janeček E-R, et al., 2017, Predicting the pore-filling ratio in lumen-impregnated wood, Wood Science and Technology, Vol:51, ISSN:0043-7719, Pages:1277-1290

Burridge HC, Parker DA, Kruger ES, et al., 2017, Conditional sampling of a high Peclet number turbulent plume and the implications for entrainment, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:823, ISSN:1469-7645, Pages:26-56


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

Parker D, Burridge HC, Partridge J, et al., 2017, A comparison of line-sources of buoyancy placed near and far from a wall, 38th AIVC Conference: Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings

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