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Advice for budding Engineers from CDT student Coker


  Engineering profiles - Seun Coker Name of course: PhD in Fluid Mechanics What did you study for your UG degree? Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southampton  What A – Levels did you study? Physics, Maths and Further Maths The questions What advice would you give to a young person who is considering engineering at university...

Multidisciplinary Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics provided by the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics


The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics is pleased to announce that there will be up to 12 funded places available for 2024 entry on its four-year programme that combines an integrated MSc (completed over the first two years) paired with a three-year PhD-level research programme.  Programme: Integrated PhD and MSc in Fluid Dynamics Programme duration: 4 years...

Southern Africa hosts first ‘testbed’ to improve early warning of thunderstorms


Leading weather scientists and practitioners from the UK, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique have commenced a two-week “testbed” to improve early warnings for severe thunderstorms in Southern Africa. Southern Africa remains a region prone to extreme weather, with hundreds of thousands of people and livelihoods put at risk every year. The region is expected to...

CDT Supervisor awarded 2024 Price Medal


CDT Supervisor Professor Christopher Davies has been awarded the Price Medal (G) by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Please see RAS piece on Chris below:   Professor Christopher Davies is awarded the Price Medal for a series of investigations modelling the fluid dynamics and material properties of the Earth’s core. This work has helped understand...

CDT Awards Ceremony 2023


Congratulations to the following CDT students who were awarded prizes at our annual CDT Awards Ceremony in December 2023. Megan Richards, Oluwaseun Coker, Jose Florido Lopez and Rhiannon Nicholls were awarded the best paper prize for their publication "On the near-field interaction of vertically offset turbulent plumes" Click here view their paper. CDT Director, Peter...

CDT Thesis Twitter Conference 2023 Winners


The Fluid Dynamics CDT hosted the annual EPSRC CDT Thesis Twitter Conference on Monday 6th November 2023. All the entries were brilliant and we loved learning about the cutting-edge research happening at Leeds! Congratulations to CDT Fluid Dynamics student Ciara Higham who was given the Judges Award for her entry "Experimental methods to investigate environmental...

UK Fluids Conference 2023 Prize Winners


The UK Fluids Conference 2023 was held in Glasgow 17-19th October 2023. Many thanks to the conference co-organisers at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. The successful event was attended by over 200 Fluids researchers. Prizes were awarded as follows: Best Poster : Miranda Horne (University of Leeds, CDT Fluid Dynamics Associate) Best...

CDT co-director elected APS Fellow 2023


Congratulations to our CDT co-Director Steve Tobias on being elected an APS Fellow! Steve Tobias [2023] University of Leeds Citation: For significant contributions to astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics, combining mathematical analysis and deep physical insight leading to considerable advances in the understanding of solar dynamos, wave-mean flow interactions, and turbulent flows, and for selfless service...

CDT Co-Director features in new Leeds podcast


New University of Leeds podcast “How to Fix…” brings you the hopeful solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our society. Each week, host @ItsRichWilliams will be joined by scientists and researchers at the forefront of these issues. The first episode tackles air pollution, featuring our CDT Co-Director @CathNoakes, and @JimMcQuaid and @DrJamesTate Our...

CDT Induction Week 2023


We are very pleased to have welcomed 9 new students to the CDT this past week. Students attended a comprehensive set of induction activities, including introductory talks, research talks, a poster session, team building, and an outreach demonstration session. Wetropolis - an extreme rainfall and flood demonstrator, shown by Prof Onno Bokhove ( Team building...