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Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Fluids Dynamics lies at the heart of many societal and industrial challenges with practical application in the engineering and physical sciences and further into geophysical, astrophysical, environmental and biomedical regimes. The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics is a cross-disciplinary research institute that brings together expertise in a collaborative framework in order to maximise the effectiveness and impact of fluids research.

In 2021 we published a key report on the value and contribution of fluid dynamics to UK economy and society: Read the report

Find out more about our goals and objectives.

Read about how we plan to achieve those goals by visiting our LIFD Sub-Groups page.

Visit the work with us page to read about opportunities within LIFD.

Want to find out more about the benefits of LIFD membership and how to sign up as an internal member or external affiliate member?

You can visit our 'LIFD Membership – benefits and how to join' page, please visit the page by using this link.

Please note we are currently in the process of reviewing and updating the content of our website to ensure it complies with the University's web content accessibility guidelines.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD) has strong links to industry and early career researcher training (see the EPSRC CDT in Fluid Dynamics at

Our goal is to promote and support fundamental and multidisciplinary research, and to encourage collaboration and innovation to tackle Fluid Dynamics problems.


New LIFD Training Portal

  We are pleased to announce the launch of a new online portal for LIFD training resources, freely accessible to all. We will keep adding...

LIFD has appointed two new Deputy Directors

LIFD has appointed two new Deputy Directors in its drive towards world-class excellence in its field. Harvey Thompson, Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the School...

LIFD Early Career Researcher Spotlight: Robin Furze

Thesis title: Predicting Friction in Total Joint Replacement Bearings School/ Faculty: CDT in Fluid Dynamics, School of Computing Supervisors: Dr Greg de Boer, Prof Peter Jimack, Dr Mazen...

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