Universities Minister Chris Skidmore Meets LIFD Researchers on Visit

On Wednesday 15th January, Universities Minister Chris Skidmore came to the University of Leeds as part of a fact-finding visit. At the university’s innovation hub, Nexus, he heard about internationally-important research and teaching undertaken at Leeds across key areas, including Fluid Dynamics, as shown in recent university news:


Fluid dynamics: going with the flow

The Universities Minister met key researchers from LIFD, a cross-disciplinary research institute that brings together the expertise of more than 200 members of staff, postdoctoral and PhD researchers.

Leeds has a 50 year interdisciplinary track record of research and a strong international reputation in fluid dynamics, which lies at the heart of numerous challenges faced by industry and society across the world.A tweet by Chris Skidmore following his visit to the University of Leeds

Chris Skidmore’s tweet following his visit to the University of Leeds

Fluid dynamics focuses on fundamental physics and underpinning methodologies for fluids as well as applications across energy and transport; environmental flows; geophysical and astrophysical flows; biomedical flows; and industrial processes.

The University hosts the UK’s only centre for doctoral training (CDT) in fluid dynamics, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which will train more than 50 PhD students over five years.

Read more about fluid dynamics at Leeds.


You can read more about the Minister’s visit to Leeds – including meetings with colleagues in Maths, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics – here.