Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, University of Portsmouth
My primary expertise is in aerodynamics both experimental and numerical. I have industrial and academic experience in wind tunnel testing and using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). My PhD research was aimed at modelling the fluid-structure interaction of convertible car hoods and was sponsored by EPSRC and Jaguar cars.
My research interests lie in fluid-structure interactions with a particular emphasis on membranes and modelling flow through porous media. I also have interests in wind tunnel testing techniques, bio-inspired aerodynamics, road vehicle and motorsport aerodynamics.
Imagine an aircraft engine that has no moving parts, produces no harmful exhaust and makes no noise. Thats what researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have created by adapting a technology...