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SAGE Advisor: Prof Cath Noakes


As a leading expert on the spread and transmission of Covid-19, Prof Cath Noakes OBE has the attention of the highest level of UK government. In April 2020, Covid-19 had not long pushed the UK into full lockdown when Cath received an email. “It came out of the blue and it was a little unnerving,”...

Katie Piper's interview with leading health and scientific experts


Katie Piper interviews leading health and scientific experts, asking them common questions about COVID-19, including CDT Co-Director Cath Noakes. Katie asks a panel of experts about the new strains, the science behind recommended behaviours, and how to stay motivated as lockdown restrictions continue. Watch the interview between Katie Piper and Cath Noakes on YouTube.

CDT Co-Director Cath Noakes to give talk at International Webinar Series


Journal of Fluid Mechanics Webinar Series: Cath Noakes, University of Leeds Date/Time: Friday 12th February, 2021. 4:00 pm GMT/11am EST Title: Infection transmission in the built environment – the interface of biology, fluid dynamics, design and human behaviour Abstract: COVID-19 has presented us with the most difficult healthcare and societal challenge we have faced in living memory. To understand the...

Applications for Leeds International Summer School (LISS) 2021 are open!


Applications for Leeds International Summer School (LISS) 2021 are open!Earn credit and immerse yourself in British culture this July. Join the programme for two or four weeks and choose from over 20 academic modules. Read more about Leeds International Summer School. The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics team, led by Rob Sturman have developed a Fluid Dynamics module for...

Fluid Dynamics KS3 Photography Competition Winners


Researchers at the University of Leeds invited KS3 school children to take part in a national science photography competition, aiming to explore the wonders of everyday fluid dynamics. Teachers were invited to submit a photograph or video that captures fluid dynamics in action, through experimentation or real-world observation. The entries were judged and prizes were awarded...

CDT Celebration and Prize Event


Congratulations to the following CDT students and alumni who were awarded prizes at the annual celebration event on 15th December 2020. This year's event took place online and a copy of each students' award is uploaded as a pdf. Best Paper Prize awarded to Thomas Sykes for his paper 'Substrate wettability influences internal jet formation...

Best Presentation Award in ICFMFA 2020


Congratulations to CDT student Foteini Zagklavara who won the Best Presentation Award at the ICFMFA XIV 2020 International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Flow Analysis. The award was for her presentation on "Size Optimization of Microfluidic Polymerase Chain Reaction Devices Using COMSOL". Read more about the Internaltional Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Flow Analysis.

Published work from UKRI policy internship at Defra


CDT student Megan Bickle has had her work published following a UKRI policy internship at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Read her evidence statement "Xylella fastidiosa; a summary of the threat to the U.K. and the current preparations".