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Sam Williams

Wind Energy Analyst
Innogy Renewables UK
PhD Project Title
Near-Surface Evolution of Atmospheric Downdraughts


2014 University of Aberdeen, Scotland. BEng (Mechanical) 1st Class Honours
Thesis: Cylinders on Sand beds in Oscillatory Flow

Research Interests

Atmospheric Dynamics, Downdraughts, Extreme Weather Events, MONC and Buoyancy Driven Flow.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

Fluid dynamics is a vast and complex area of study, from the smallest drop to the circulation of entire oceans; fluid dynamics can be used to describe the world around us. My undergraduate thesis sparked my interest in fluid dynamics and the CDT provided a perfect opportunity to gain a strong grounding in theoretical, numerical, computational and experimental fluid dynamics to then allow me to apply these skills to real world problems.

Prizes and Awards

  • Talisman Undergraduate Scholarship for Engineering Excellence 2011
  • Society for Underwater Technology Prize 2014
  • iMechE – Best Project Prize 2014
  • Scottish Hydraulics Study Group Undergraduate Prize 2014