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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

Find out more about our goals and how we plan to achieve them, and how to work with us.

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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.


Fluid dynamics photography competition for KS2 & KS3 students

The CDT in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds is hosting a photography competition for schools, inviting KS2 & KS3 students to visualise everyday fluid dynamic...

Workshop: Data Driven Methods in Fluid Dynamics

On 30 and 31st March, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics hosted an in person conference at Munro House in Leeds. Organised with the UK Fluids...

New Project in Southern Africa

Doug Parker and John Marsham have been successful in securing funding to advance early warnings of high-impact weather in Southern Africa. The project has been...

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