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CDT Co-Director Royal Institution Christmas Lectures now online


The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2021 are now available on the Royal Institution website and viewable worldwide! Watch Jonathan Van-Tam and six expert Guest Lecturers (including our very own CDT Co-Director Cath Noakes) tell us all about how viruses work, how they spread, and how we can fight them. Watch back the Christmas Lectures.

Enabling companies to use flow modelling in product design


Computer based flow modelling research, developed at the Schools of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, is enabling companies in the commercial and public sectors to improve their products. This has resulted in improved products for a range of companies in the commercial and public sectors. Based on theoretical methods of how fluids and gases will flow through a range...

CDT Student Prizes 2021


Each year, the CDT awards prizes to students for their achievements over the last year, under the best MSc performance, best paper and best outreach/public engagement categories. At the CDT Christmas Meal, the following students were awarded their certificates. Alasdair Roy was awarded the NAG prize for the best performance in the MSc within the CDT...

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures


CDT Co-Director, Prof Cath Noakes, will be a guest lecturer at this year’s Royal Institution Christmas lectures. Read more about the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

Fluid Dynamics KS3 Photography Competition


What is Fluid Dynamics? Have you ever wondered why water spins down a plug hole? Why bubbles are round? Or why on the weather report they talk about high and low pressure? All these questions can be answered if you know a little something about fluid dynamics! But what is fluid dynamics? A fluid is something...

Government review on face coverings and COVID-19


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...

CDT Deputy Director elected as RAEng fellow


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...

The ‘hidden’ science critical to economic success


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...

CDT Twitter Conference 2021 Winner


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. View Yatin...

Workplaces, transport and NHS under spotlight in new COVID-19 reports


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. Read the full article, 'Workplaces, transport and NHS under spotlight in new COVID-19 reports'.