My group works on transport processes in fluids, generally involving wall-bounded turbulence and buoyancy effects. Application areas are transport processes in urban areas (urban heat island, dispersion, microclimate), atmospheric convection, building ventilation (stratified environments, plumes/jets, exchange flows) and oceanographic/coastal applications.
We use a wide range of simulation techniques, ranging from Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) to Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulation. All the production codes are fully parallised, with the biggest simulations with the DNS code running at resolutions in excess of 10 billion points with over 250,000 cores simultaneously on Europe's largest supercomputers.
We use the unique insights obtained using these high-fidelity simulations to understand the dominant physical phenomena and to develop parameterisations that can be used in operational models.
There are regular opportunities for PhD and Post-doctoral positions in my group so contact me in case you are interested.
Research Student Supervision
Alsulaiman,N, Thermal plumes in coastal regions
Huang,J, Direct simulations of turbulent moist fountains
Jongedijk,C, Simulating microplastics in the nearshore
Owens,S, Simulating the urban microclimate with LES
Puchol-Salort,P, Infrastructure Ecology Framework for Sustainable Urban Planning and Water Management
Quilelli Correa Rocha Ribeiro,R, Simulating the effect of the atmospheric state on ship track formation
Vouriout,C, Indoor air quality and airborne disease modelling
Wilson,C, The role of heterogeneity in urban climate