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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) provide the opportunity for doctoral students to work for three months in one of a selected group of policy organisations (https://www.ukri.org/skills/policy-internships-scheme/). My Application to work within Defra was successful, and I chose to start at the London offices in August 2019. The internship involved writing an evidence statement summarising the…
Congratulations to CDT student Tom Padgett who recently published results of his research in the Royal Society Open Science Journal. His research looks at how weirs, fish passes and hydro-electric plants can best be configured to avoid disruption to eel and fish migration. Tom’s paper is open access and can be viewed here: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsos.191505 With support from…
Congratulations to CDT student Robert Long, who was awarded an OSPA (Outstanding Student Presentation Award) for his poster in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics session at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco in December 2019: https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting
Final year CDT student Paul Allen has published his first paper on how multiple surges in gravity currents propagate. The publication has been chosen as a featured article by Physics of Fluids. Congratulations Paul! Paper details: P. A. Allen, R. M. Dorrell, O. G. Harlen, R. E. Thomas, W. D. McCaffrey, (2020), Pulse propagation in gravity…
Congratulations to CDT Student Thomas Padgett, who is a final year PhD student, on the publication of his new paper modelling eel movement in fish passes to aid improvement in their design. Paper details: Padgett, T.E., Thomas, R.E., Borman, D.J. and Mould, D.C., 2020. Individual-based model of juvenile eel movement parametrized with computational fluid dynamics-derived…
The 5th of December saw us celebrate our annual NAG Prize ceremony with the addition of new prizes rewarding the publication and outreach achievements of our students. We were pleased to announce that CDT student Reece Coyle is the winner of the NAG Prize for the best performance in the MSc component of our integrated…
If you are interested in joining our integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics programme beginning Sept 2020, note the deadline for applications is 13th January 2020. Not sure if a CDT programme is right for you? Check out some of our current students experiences below to get an idea on how the CDT in…
My PhD project (https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/deep-earth-research/pgr/2186/robert-long) focuses on understanding the fluid dynamical processes present in planetary systems such as in the Earth’s liquid iron core. Here at the University of Leeds we tackle this problem using numerical simulations but we wanted to try and unify our results with those from laboratory experiments. In September-October 2019, I visited…
CDT student John Ashcroft was interviewed for Paul Hudson’s Weather Show. The programme aired on local BBC Radio on 19th October 2019, which features John talking about his research and the recent Typhoon Hagibis that hit Japan. To listen to the interview, please visit the following link (~20 minutes in): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016jv8d
The CDT held a residential induction on 23rd-25th September 2019 at the Village Hotel to welcome students in cohort 1 of the new CDT programme. The activities included an overview of the programme and PhD project process, hands-on team building activities, fluids demos, presentations from the Management Board, talks from students from the first CDT…