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A review was published on 14th  October 2021 on face coverings and COVID-19, with CDT Deputy Director Cath Noakes contributing to this as a member of the respiratory evidence panel. In summary, airborne transmission happens, ventilation is important, face coverings can be effective if they are good quality and fit well. The full review can be…
Academy celebrates first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected 69 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship, including our very own LIFD Deputy Director Prof Cath Noakes. The group consists of 60 Fellows, four International Fellows and five Honorary…
Leading scientists say the UK risks being overtaken as a world leader in a key area of science and technology unless there is greater investment in research facilities and training. Fluid dynamics, which sits at the intersection between maths, physics and engineering, is used to model the way liquids, gases or plasmas behave in natural…
Congratulations to CDT student Yatin Darbar who was given the Judges Award for his entry at the CDT Twitter Conference on Wednesday 21st July – “Multiscale Understanding of Real-Life Performance of Masks and Visualising their effectiveness.” The judges were Professor Luke Windsor and Dr Tony Bromley. Yatin was awarded a £50 Amazon voucher. To view…
Prof Cath Noakes is a co-author for two new reports commissioned by the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor. Improving ventilation in workplaces and public transport and fears of NHS overload during the pandemic are highlighted in the reports. For the full article, please visit: https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/civil-engineering/news/article/5738/workplaces-transport-and-nhs-under-spotlight-in-new-covid-19-reports
The Power of STEM Young researchers at four Doctoral Training Centres within the Faculty have invited year 12 students who are studying a STEM A-Level subject to join them each Wednesday in May to explore the power of STEM. They have been delving into research about Fantastic Fluids and where to Find them, Saving lives…
Congratulations to CDT student Foteini Zagklavara who recently had her first paper published, which she presented at the 6th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT’21) online in June 2021. Foteini was also given the Best Paper Award for this submission. Her paper can be viewed via the following link: https://avestia.com/MHMT2021_Proceedings/files/paper/ENFHT/ENFHT_201.pdf
Congratulations to second year CDT student, Giulia Fedrizzi who won best poster at the 2021 Fluids Symposium, which took place online on 16th and 17th June. Giulia’s poster can be viewed on the online poster gallery page. All abstracts and posters from the Symposium can be viewed at: www.leedsfluidssymposium2021.wordpress.com.
Congratulations to CDT student Joseph Myers Hill who won a poster prize at the 2021 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference. He was given the ‘Red Sock Award’ for his poster titled ‘A Family of Non-Monotonic Toral Mixing Maps’. His poster can be viewed in the online gallery here.