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Review published today on face coverings and COVID-19, with Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics Deputy Director Cath Noakes contributing to this as a member of the respiratory evidence panel. The panel produced a statement of key findings and recommendations based on the results of the evidence review, combined with their...

Six projects will look at cutting the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, from exploring how to make accelerators carbon neutral to using drones to monitor tree health. Funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), announced today, will allow scientists to explore ways to turn research into real-world solutions and...

Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the researchers from the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics This month: Derek Mitchell Thesis title: Differences in heat transfer between natural and man made honeybee nests using computational fluid dynamics School/ Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences/School of Mechanical Engineering...

Ambitious research to study key environmental science questions Five innovative new research projects could push the boundaries of science and help us understand key questions of environmental and earth science, including a research project being led by LIFD Deputy Director Dr Chris Davies. Earth’s core as a layered system Dr...

Academy celebrates first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative The Royal Academy of Engineering has elected 69 leading figures in the field of engineering and technology to its Fellowship, including our very own LIFD Deputy Director Prof Cath Noakes. The group consists of 60 Fellows, four...

  Leading scientists say the UK risks being overtaken as a world leader in a key area of science and technology unless there is greater investment in research facilities and training. Fluid dynamics, which sits at the intersection between maths, physics and engineering, is used to model the way liquids,...

Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the researchers from the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics This month: Francesca Morris Thesis title: Organised Convection and Large-Scale Circulation in the Tropics, from a Potential Vorticity Perspective School/ Faculty: School of Earth and Environment Supervisors: Dr Juliane Schwendike, Professor Doug...

A photo of Janet with her first PhD poster presentation in Corsica(France) at the Waves Instabilities and Turbulence in Geophysical and Astrophysical Flows summer school in 2019. Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the researchers from the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics This month: Janet Peifer Thesis...

Improving ventilation in workplaces and on public transport and fears of NHS overload during the COVID-19 pandemic have been highlighted in two new research reports. Both reports, commissioned by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, are co-authored by Professor Catherine Noakes, of the School of Civil Engineering at Leeds. Published...

Ahead of the Euro 2021 semi-final, we take a look back at football controversy back in 2010… “The football is horrible,” said Julio Cesar, the Brazil goalkeeper. “It is like one of those you buy in the supermarket.” Fluid dynamics and football may seem to have little in common but...