My research is based primarily in fluid dynamics and in particular hydrodynamic stability theory. I am interested in laminar flow control techniques and have looked at oscillatory flows over rotating disks and flat plates.


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Projects

  • PhD Thesis (2014 - Present)
    • Supervisor: Dr. Chris Davies
    • To investigate the stabilising effects of adding modulation to a rotating disk boundary layer.

  • MMath Thesis (2010 - 2014)
    • Supervisor: Dr. Chris Davies
    • To investigate the connection between the local and global stability analyses of an oscillatory Stokes layer.

  • Undergraduate Project (CUROP) (2013)
    • Supervisor: Dr. Chris Davies
    • To develop an efficient numerical algorithm for solving a system of nonlinear time-dependent differential equations.

Notable Contributions

  • Cardiff SIAM-IMA Student Chapter President (2015 - Present)

    • May 2016: Organised and hosted the SIAM National Student Chapter Conference at Cardiff University. | Blog

    • August 2016: Oversaw re-branding of new SIAM-IMA Student Chapter from SIAM Chapter after securing funding from the IMA.

    • May 2017: Organised 3-minute thesis competition for postgraduate students. | Blog

    • June 2017: Organised workshop sessions for Bridgend College students on robotics, 3D printing and Raspberry Pi. | Partners: Cardiff University, Bridgend College, SIAM, IMA, Emotion Robotics, Sony UKTec | Blog

  • Lead Instructor on Undergraduate MATLAB course (2016 - Present)

    • Devised, composed and delivered an 11-week intensive course titled An Introduction to MATLAB to final-year undergraduates and postgraduates. Responsible for all aspects of the course. | Course Notes

  • Raspberry Pi Certified Educator (2016 - Present)

    • Successful application to attend two-day picademy course using Raspberry Pi computers for education. Active member of the Raspberry Pi community and have contributed to educational resources which have been actively used in schools and colleges in England and Wales. | Website

      • Remote control interface for CamJam Edukit3 with Raspberry Pi, in collaboration with PiCymru | Code

      • A simple motion sensor using Raspberry Pi | Code

Academic Awards

  • Recognition for Outstanding Contribution | SIAM (2017)
  • Best in School Prize | Cardiff University (2014)
  • Second Year Prize | Cardiff University (2012)
  • First Year Prize | Cardiff University (2011)
  • Calculus Prize | Cardiff University (2010)

Funding Awarded

  • £13,863 p/a (3.5 years) | EPSRC Postgraduate Research Studentship (2014-2018)

  • $800 | SIAM Student Travel Award (2017)

  • €220 | ERCOFTAC PhD Scholarship for Conference Attendance (2017)

  • $700 | SIAM Student Representative Award (2016)

  • £1600 (8 weeks) | Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (2013)

  • £400 | IMA Education Grant (on behalf of SIAM-IMA Student Chapter) (2017)

  • £300 | Cardiff University Widening Access Grant (on behalf of SIAM-IMA Student Chapter) (2017)

Conferences & Workshops

  • Hosted:
    • SIAM-IMA Student Chapter 'Full STEAM Ahead' Workshops | Cardiff University (2017) | Blog
    • 5th SIAM National Student Chapter Conference | Cardiff University (2016) | Blog

  • Contributed Talk:
    • SIAM Annual Meeting | Pittsburgh (2017)
    • ERCOFTAC SIG33 Workshop on Progress in Flow Instability, Transition and Control | Siena (2017)
    • 6th SIAM National Student Chapter Conference | Galway (2017)
    • Welsh Mathematics Colloquium | Gregynog (2017)
    • Welsh Mathematics Colloquium | Gregynog (2016)
    • Applied Mathematics Research Workshop | Cardiff University (2016)

  • Contributed Poster:
    • SIAM UK-IE 20th Annual Meeting | Cambridge (2016)

  • Attended:
    • Initial Meeting of UKFN SIG on Complex Boundary Layers & Rotating Flows | Cambridge (2017) | Site
    • Airbus DiPaRT | Bristol (2016)
    • Fortran Modernisation Workshop | Warrington (2016) | Site
    • SIAM Annual Meeting | Boston (2016) | Blog
    • Welsh Mathematics Colloquium | Gregynog (2015)
    • SIAM Student Chapter Conference | Cardiff University (2015)
    • 4th Joint BAMC & BMC | University of Cambridge (2015)
    • BAMC | Cardiff University (2014)


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