The Team

Some of the great PhD students and Research Associates I work with here at The University of Manchester. The School of MACE has a very active fluids research group comprising ~30 full time staff, and I’m lucky enough to work with many of them.

Alistair Revell
Reader

Alistair is a Reader in The School of MACE and specialises in the development of CFD software for turbulence modelling and simulation and fluid structure interaction. He has led a large number of computational aerodynamics projects with the aim of improving accuracy and efficiency of flow prediction, which particular emphasis on industrial application. More recently he has been developing his research towards bio-fluids applications and healthcare engineering.

Alistair RevellReader

Alistair is a Reader in The School of MACE and specialises in the development of CFD software for turbulence modelling and simulation and fluid structure interaction. He has led a large number of computational aerodynamics projects with the aim of improving accuracy and efficiency of flow prediction, which particular emphasis on industrial application. More recently he has been developing his research towards bio-fluids applications and healthcare engineering.

Alex Stefanescu
PhD Researcher

Alex is working on the development and evaluation of novel RANS turbulence models for complex geometry applications, with a particular focus on the Motorsport industry. Her work examines recently developed modelling corrections designed to account for effects of rotation, streamline curvature and non-equilibrium turbulence, and her objective is to evaluate the robustness and efficiency of these models when put to the test with industry-relevant cases. Alex is co-supervised br Dr. Tim Craft.

Alex StefanescuPhD Researcher

Alex is working on the development and evaluation of novel RANS turbulence models for complex geometry applications, with a particular focus on the Motorsport industry. Her work examines recently developed modelling corrections designed to account for effects of rotation, streamline curvature and non-equilibrium turbulence, and her objective is to evaluate the robustness and efficiency of these models when put to the test with industry-relevant cases. Alex is co-supervised br Dr. Tim Craft.

Jonathan Sanchez
PhD Researcher

Jon is working on the application of the Lattice Boltzmann Method to investigate the potential for flow control in aerodynamic applications. His focus is upon configurations inspired by nature, and his work looks to better understand the link between physical properties of flexible elements and their dynamics induced by cross flow. He is also investigating a range of different boundary conditions for this purpose. Jon is co-supervised by Dr. Rob Prosser.

Jonathan SanchezPhD Researcher

Jon is working on the application of the Lattice Boltzmann Method to investigate the potential for flow control in aerodynamic applications. His focus is upon configurations inspired by nature, and his work looks to better understand the link between physical properties of flexible elements and their dynamics induced by cross flow. He is also investigating a range of different boundary conditions for this purpose. Jon is co-supervised by Dr. Rob Prosser.

Joe O’Connor
PhD Researcher

Joe is working on the development of Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) tools applied to the simulation of highly deformable structures in a cross-flow. In particular his work involves the combination of Lattice Boltzmann, Finite Element and Immersed Boundary methods. His research is highly interdisciplinary, comprising areas of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, biomedicine, and computational science. Joe is co-supervised by Dr. Partha Mandal and Dr. Philip Day.

Joe O’ConnorPhD Researcher

Joe is working on the development of Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) tools applied to the simulation of highly deformable structures in a cross-flow. In particular his work involves the combination of Lattice Boltzmann, Finite Element and Immersed Boundary methods. His research is highly interdisciplinary, comprising areas of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, biomedicine, and computational science. Joe is co-supervised by Dr. Partha Mandal and Dr. Philip Day.

Josh Holgate
PhD Researcher

Josh is working on the development of novel Hybrid RANS-LES methods for the simulation of turbulent flow. His particular focus is on embedded LES and synthetic turbulence and he is developing semi-automated tools for large scale industrial configurations where a careful balance is sought between accuracy and efficiency. He is particularly focussed on pipe flow at very high Reynolds is working with National Grid Gas. Josh is co-supervised by Dr. Tim Craft and Dr. Alex Skillen.

Josh HolgatePhD Researcher

Josh is working on the development of novel Hybrid RANS-LES methods for the simulation of turbulent flow. His particular focus is on embedded LES and synthetic turbulence and he is developing semi-automated tools for large scale industrial configurations where a careful balance is sought between accuracy and efficiency. He is particularly focussed on pipe flow at very high Reynolds is working with National Grid Gas. Josh is co-supervised by Dr. Tim Craft and Dr. Alex Skillen.

Adrian Harwood
Research Associate

Adrian is a research associate working on real-time flow physics simulation coupled with interaction, having previously completed a PhD in aero-acoustics. He is the lead developer of LUMA (Lattice-Boltzmann @ the University of Manchester), a multi-grid, many-core FSI solver in C++ based on the Lattice-Boltzmann Method. LUMA is currently being applied in the fields of aerodynamics, bio-engineering and flow control to develop new engineering solutions.

Adrian HarwoodResearch Associate

Adrian is a research associate working on real-time flow physics simulation coupled with interaction, having previously completed a PhD in aero-acoustics. He is the lead developer of LUMA (Lattice-Boltzmann @ the University of Manchester), a multi-grid, many-core FSI solver in C++ based on the Lattice-Boltzmann Method. LUMA is currently being applied in the fields of aerodynamics, bio-engineering and flow control to develop new engineering solutions.

Ben Owen
PhD Researcher

Ben is working on the modelling and simulation of vascular structures across a number of scales, and in particular investigating the effects of fluid-structure interaction on the pathogenesis of diseases such as the formation of aneurysms. Away from my research, I am actively involved in outreach activities with local schools, currently holding a position of Widening Participation Fellow. Ben is co-supervised by Dr. Nick Bojdo and Prof. Bernard Keavney

Ben OwenPhD Researcher

Ben is working on the modelling and simulation of vascular structures across a number of scales, and in particular investigating the effects of fluid-structure interaction on the pathogenesis of diseases such as the formation of aneurysms. Away from my research, I am actively involved in outreach activities with local schools, currently holding a position of Widening Participation Fellow. Ben is co-supervised by Dr. Nick Bojdo and Prof. Bernard Keavney

Marta Camps Santasmasas
PhD Researcher

Marta is working towards the goal of interactive/near real-time Computational Fluid Dynamics, with focus on the use of Graphical Processing Units and mobile hardware. Her research will look to improve on current capabilities for near wall turbulence modelling in Lattice Boltzmann Method. Her work also necessitates the development of novel visualisation tools for the benefit of accelerated post-processing. Marta is co-supervised by Dr. Ben Parslew, Dr. Bill Crowther and Dr. Peter Hollingsworth.

Marta Camps SantasmasasPhD Researcher

Marta is working towards the goal of interactive/near real-time Computational Fluid Dynamics, with focus on the use of Graphical Processing Units and mobile hardware. Her research will look to improve on current capabilities for near wall turbulence modelling in Lattice Boltzmann Method. Her work also necessitates the development of novel visualisation tools for the benefit of accelerated post-processing. Marta is co-supervised by Dr. Ben Parslew, Dr. Bill Crowther and Dr. Peter Hollingsworth.

 

I’m also co-supervising the following students:

Sam Hewitt
Sam Hewitt
Wisam Al-Obaidi
Wisam Al-Obaidi
Ehimen Iyamabo
Ehimen Iyamabo
Abdelmagid Emad Abdelmagid Ali
Abdelmagid Emad Abdelmagid Ali