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Thomas Padgett

Principal Data Scientist
PhD Project Title
Hydrodynamically- and ecologically-driven design of weirs, hydropower plants and fish passes


I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2015 with an MEng in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering. My third year project considered the application of topology optimisation to vibration sensitive satellite structural component. My fourth year project considered the design and manufacture of an unmanned submersible vehicle using structural topology optimisation and additive layer manufacturing techniques.

Research Interests

I'm currently keeping an open mind in terms of research interests.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

I chose the CDT because of its interdisciplinary nature, which is the perfect opportunity to explore fluid dynamics research unrelated to my background.