Understanding fluid dynamics to improve our lives

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

Fluid dynamics sits at the centre of our lives. The weather we experience, the products we use, the food we eat, cars we drive, medical care we receive all depend on fluid dynamics.

The ability to measure, model and predict fluid flows is therefore critically important to the innovation of processes and products across almost all industries, and to the monitoring and prediction of environmental processes.

Our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics tackles fundamental and applied problems providing students from a wide range of academic backgrounds with the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research.

The CDT also benefits from membership of the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD), a cross-disciplinary research institute bringing together the expertise of over 200 researchers from 12 Schools in 4 Faculties at the University of Leeds. The institute provides a hub to facilitate world-leading research and education in fluid dynamics and to bring interdisciplinary perspectives to complex flow challenges. Further information: https://fluids.leeds.ac.uk/

Application deadline: 7th April 2021.

The CDT is also recruiting directly to three industry projects. For more information, please click on the links below:

Microfluidics for Synchrotron to unlock structural changes in biomolecules, in partnership with Diamond.

Hydrodynamics of pollutant and organic carbon settling: implications for dispersal and concentration in oceans, in partnership with Equinor.

Erosional jets, the ultimate challenge in coupled flow-particle dynamics: Application to industrial post operational clean out, in partnership with Sellafield Ltd.


We have a programme of continued investment in facilities and infrastructure ensuring that our staff and students benefit from state-of-the-art, high quality equipment and laboratories.



Fluid Dynamics arises across a multitude of industrial and environmental sectors, and the need for highly-skilled employees, with a broad and deep knowledge of fluid flow, is growing rapidly.


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