Members

  • Prof Neil Sandham, FRAeS, CEng is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Southampton and Head of the Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Design Academic Unit. Current interests include the effect of roughness on turbulence, turbulent flow control, transition to turbulence and shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction, sponsored by EPSRC, the EU and industry. He is the sole UK member of the PRACE (EU tier-0 HPC) Access Panel and co-author of the 2012 PRACE Scientific Case. Neil is also the current Chair and PI of the UKTC.

  • Prof Dimitris Drikakis, FRAeS is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. His technical expertise is in the fields of engineering physics; computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, fluid/materials interface and nanotechnology. Founding Director of HPC centre Cytera and former participant in the UKAAC.

  • Prof David Emerson is head of the Computational Engineering Group at Daresbury Laboratory (DL). He coordinates CCP12 activity, and has worked with all of the engineering consortia since the UK first embraced massively parallel computing.

  • Prof Xi Jiang is a Professor at Lancaster University. His interests include DNS and LES of liquid injection and spray combustion and multi-scale modelling of long-term geological carbon storage, involving complex multi-phase multi-scale flow phenomena. His studies are funded by EPSRC, industry and the EU.

  • Dr Gary Page is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering & Deputy Director of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes at Loughborough. He has 25 years of experience in the development & application of CFD to complex turbulent flows, with recent focus on LES for propulsion applications including the prediction of jet noise.
     
     

  • Prof Mark Savill, FRAeS, FHEA, CEng is Professor of Computational Aerodynamics Design in the School of Engineering at Cranfield.  His is interested in focused CFD for design optimisation, applied to alternative power generators, gas turbine environmental emissions, and aero-acoustics. He is on the management team for three ERCOFTAC SIG’s and leading contributor to their CFD Best Practice Guidelines. He chairs the EPSRC Steering Committee for Computational Science/Engineering Support.

  • Prof Spencer Sherwin, FRAeS, CEng is the McLaren Racing/RAEng Research Chair in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. He focuses on development/application of parallel spectral/hp element techniques for solving PDEs and has applied these techniques using DNS & stability analysis to applications including biomedical flows & separated/bluff body flows of relevance to offshore engineering & vehicle aerodynamics.

  • Prof John Shrimpton is a Professor at the University of Southampton and has particular interest in how particles interact with underlying turbulent flows, how electrical body forces on particles influence the particle distribution, and how dielectric fluids destabilise when they contain electric charge and are subjected to an electric field. He is adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, developing PDF based methods for multiphase fluid flow modelling.

  • Prof Paul Tucker is the Rank Professor of Engineering within the Turbomachinery,. Energy and Fluid Mechanics Division at the University of Cambridge and an associate Editor of the AIAA Journal - the world’s leading aerospace journal. He serves on the ACME board. His key research interest is the computation of unsteady, turbulent, aerodynamic flows, reflected in his monograph and two recent Royal Society Aerospace Theme Issues. He has written nearly 230 journal, conference papers, and technical reports.

  • Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk is Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Imperial College. He specializes in direct and large-eddy simulations of turbulent transport processes in wall-bounded flows, often including buoyancy effects with application to transport processes in urban areas, atmospheric convection, building ventilation, water quality in distribution systems, groundwater flows and oceanography.

  • Prof Christos Vassilicos is Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Imperial College London’s Department of Aeronautics. His research contributions include development of Kinematic Simulation as subgrid-scale models for LES, and laboratory, computational and theoretical studies of mixing induced by fractal objects.

     

  • Dr Eldad Avital is a Reader in Computational Fluids and Acoustics in Queen Mary University of London. He works on aeroacoustics, aerodynamics, water flows, bio-fluids and fluids-structure interaction. His work is currently supported by dstl, EC, Royal academy of Engineering, Airbus (subsidiary) and EPSRC

  • Dr Yongmann Chung holds a lectureship jointly between the School of Engineering and the Centre for Scientific Computing at Warwick University. His research interests include micro- and nano-fluids, flow control, turbulence and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), especially direct numerical simulation and large eddy simulation.

  • Prof Shuisheng He is Professor in Thermofluids and Head of Thermofluids Subject Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. His research interests are energy systems (convention and nuclear) and carbon storage. His fundamental research focuses on two type of non-equilibrium turbulence: (i) unsteady and (ii) buoyancy-influenced turbulent flows. He also works with the UK nuclear industry investigating flow instabilities/flow structure interactions in the UK nuclear reactors.

  • Dr Zhiwei Hu is the Reginald Platt Lecturer in Civil Aviation at the University of Southampton. His interest is in DNS-based work for aeroacoustics, jet noise control and the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of high-speed trains. He oversees the UKTC DNS database

  • Prof William Jones is Professor of Combustion in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. His current activities include LES of combustion and turbulence modelling.

  • Dr Sylvain Laizet is a Lecturer in Computational Fluid Mechanics at Imperial College London.  His research focus lies in understanding turbulent flows and how to use them in various engineering applications. 

 

  • Prof Dominique Laurence is Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of Manchester.  He specialises in CFD for complex geometries and LES of a range of practical aerodynamic and environmental flows.

  • Prof Michael Leschziner, FREng, FIMechE, FRAeros, CEng, SMAIAA, MASME is Professor of Computational Aerodynamics at Imperial College London. His research addresses problems ranging from complex three-dimensional (3D) separated flows and aerodynamics of high-lift wings, turbo-machinery and vehicles.  He headed two EPSRC HPC consortia (LES-UK), using LES to investigate turbulent flows relevant to industry.

  • Prof Kai Luo is Professor of Energy Systems at University College London.  He has used successive national supercomputers since 1988 to conduct research on transitional, turbulent, multiphase and reactive flows as well as aeroacoustics. In the last two decades, Prof Luo has been active in two national HEC consortia. He was a founding member of UKTC and leader of the UK “Consortium on Computational Combustion for Engineering Applications” (2002 – 2010). He is a Fellow of IoP and ASME and an Associated Fellow of AIAA.

  • Dr Franck Nicolleau is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and interested in turbulence generated by fractal orifices and DNS. He is the coordinator of ERCOFTAC SIG 42 (Synthetic Turbulence Models), member of MP0806 COST Action on Particles in turbulence and has developed KS codes/methods for multi-particle dispersion & clustering in turbulence

  • Dr George Papadakis is Reader in Aerodynamics at Imperial College London. His research interests are DNS of turbulent flows around bluff bodies & inside stirred vessels, flow control using feedback methods and fluid-structure interaction.

  • Em Prof Mike Reeks is Professor in Multiphase Flow in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering in Newcastle. He was recently a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at the European Research Centre at Ispra, Italy. Most of his career however has been spent in the nuclear industry. His primary research interest is in the modelling of dispersed flows where he has pioneered the development of the PDF approach to two-fluid modelling.

  • Dr Pierre Ricco is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield. He is interested in turbulent drag reduction by moving surfaces (spanwise wall oscillations and traveling waves), and in boundary-layer transition to turbulence induced by free-stream perturbations.

  • Dr David Swailes is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering in Newcastle with an interest in particle-turbulence interactions

  • Dr Emile Touber is a lecturer at Imperial College London. His research focuses on fundamental aspects of wall-bounded turbulence, using both massively parallel simulations and mathematical models, particularly on topics related to non-equilibrium turbulent boundary layers such as in shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions and flow control for turbulence drag reduction.

  • Dr Peter Vincent is a Lecturer and EPSRC Early Career Fellow in the department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. He is interested in the development of novel numerical methods and their application to solve hitherto intractable fluid flow problems in various areas of science and engineering. He is particularly interested in theoretical aspects of high-order numerical methods for unstructured grids, as well as their implementation for modern (many core) hardware platforms.

  • Dr Andrew Wheeler is a Lecturer in Turbomachinery at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are related to turbomachinery aerodynamics, unsteady flows, dense gas dynamics and heat transfer. He has worked widely in the field of turbomachinery aerodynamics and has used and developed computational tools to investigate and simulate turbomachinery flows.

  • Em Prof John Williams is a Emeritus Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics at Queen Mary University of London. He works on water flows, fluid-structure interaction, bio-fluids, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. His work is currently supported by EC, NSFC (China), dstl, Royal academy of Engineering, Airbus (subsidiary) and EPSRC

  • Prof Yufeng Yao is Professor in Aerospace Engineering and Head of the Engineering Modelling and Simulation (EMS) group at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research mainly involves turbulent multi-phase flows relevant to gas turbines, and DNS of turbulent flows over hills, jets in crossflow and transitional shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions. 

Associate members

  • Dr Angela Busse is an Associate Professor in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group at the University of Southampton. His research interests include: computational aeroacoustics; unsteady aerodynamics and fluid mechanics; wind-turbine aerodynamics and noise; aircraft high-lift/undercarriage devices performance and noise; and high-fidelity numerical simulation methodologies.

  • Dr Jae-Wook Kim is an Associate Professor in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group at the University of Southampton. His research interests include: computational aeroacoustics; unsteady aerodynamics and fluid mechanics; wind-turbine aerodynamics and noise; aircraft high-lift/undercarriage devices performance and noise; and high-fidelity numerical simulation methodologies.

  • Dr Lazslo Konozsy is a Lecturer in the Centre for Fluid Mechanics and Computational Sciences at Cranfield University. He has a broad range of experience in different fields of computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer and computer programming for solving complex academic and industrial problems.

  • Dr. Xuerui Mao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He has research interests in the area of stability, flow control (e.g. drag reduction, control of laminar-turbulence transition), wind energy, turbomachinery and fluid & structure interactions, mainly by means of analytical modelling and high-fidelity large-scale numerical simulations. 

  • Dr Olaf Marxen is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences at the University of Surrey.

  • Dr Joanne Mason is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Exeter.  Her primary research interests are in theoretical and computational modelling in magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).

  • Dr Jane Pratt is a Research Fellow in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Exeter.  Her research interests include: Lagrangian statistics of turbulence/MHD turbulence/convecting turbulence; energetic particles and compressible turbulence; mechanisms of the turbulent fluctuation dynamo/fundamental properties of turbulent Boussinesq convection; convective overshooting in compressible convection; and magnetic reconnection, nonlinear saturation of magnetic islands and stabilisation of tearing modes in tokamaks using electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD).

  • Dr Alistair Revell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester.  His research interests include: turbulence simulation; fluid-structure interactions; CFD on novel computing architectures; flow control, drag reduction strategies; and bio-fluid dynamics.

  • Dr Mehdhi Seddighi is a Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics at Liverpool John Moores University. His research interests include: unsteady turbulent flow; bypass transition in turbulent-turbulent transient flow; control of turbulent flow; turbulent flow over rough surfaces; and applied aerodynamics. 

  • Prof Peter Stansby holds the Osborne Reynolds Chair at the University of Manchester.  His research interests include: environmental flows; coastal hydrodynamics; shallow-water hydrodynamics; off-shore hydrodynamics; and numerical modelling and experimental verification of the above.

  • Prof Berend van Wachem is Professor of Multiphase Flow Modelling at Imperial College London.  He works on research projects involving multiphase flow modelling, ranging from understanding the behaviour of turbulence on individual particles, to the large-scale modelling of gas-solid and gas-liquid flows.  He is one of the editors of the "Best Practice Guidelines for Computational Fluid Dynamics of Dispersed Multiphase Flows" and has contributed to the "Multiphase Flow Handbook".

  • Prof Richard Sandberg is Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne. His main interest is in high-fidelity simulation of turbulence flows and the associated noise generation in order to gain physical understanding of flow and noise mechanisms and to help assess and improve low-order models that can be employed in an industrial context.

 

Advisory Committee:

 

  • Prof Bharath Ganapathisubramani
  • Prof Ian Castro
  • Prof Jonathon Morrison
  • Prof Mike Gaster
  • Prof Sergei Chernyshenko
  • Dr Sylvain Lardeau
  • Prof Tom Mullin