Rachel Hendrikse


Before the CDT I spent four years at Lancaster University completing an MPhys in Theoretical Physics. During my degree I undertook a Physics of Fluids module, which is when I first became interested in fluid dynamics.

Research Interests

At the moment I am open to many areas of research for my PhD. I arrived at the CDT being most interested in environmental flows, but I now feel this is changing towards other areas. I find I am interested particularly in projects that have a link with an industrial partner.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

The programme gives me the opportunity to look into many different possible research areas before I make a decision on my PhD project. It also allowed me to experience things such as lab work, which I haven’t previously had much experience with, having come from a theoretical physics background.