Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Chair

    Geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) concerns the fluid motions of the atmosphere and ocean, and environmental dynamics such as river and coastal flows. This includes river flood, beach erosion due to breaking waves, tides, and weather prediction.

    My particular interest is in the applied mathematics of environmantal fluid dynamics: design and testing of laboratory configurations for validation of mathematical models, computational techniques for PDEs (DGFEM), Hamiltonian fluid dynamics, and hydraulic solutions of hyperbolic systems. I also investigate geological and industrial problems related to GFD. Examples are safety of underground storage sites due to break throughs (of volcanic magma) and granular flows in blast furnaces.

      Please ask about Postdoc, PhD or related MSc projects, some examples are:
    • Flood control strategies for 21st Century cities -optimal control of reservoirs to mitigate flooding
      - modern Dutch-Flemish space-for-water approaches of significant flood water storage can mitigate UK from flooding --the numbers do add up
    • PhD: Dredging the depths of mathematics: dynamic beaches and sand bars (with data validation and applications in coastal hazard mitigation)
    • Numerical weather modelling of strongly rotating convection with phase changes 2017-2018 (with Prof. Steve Tobias, also available outside CDT)