UK Fluids Network

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Fluid mechanics underpins many established and emerging UK industries as well as critical societal issues such as climate science and energy consumption. Fluid mechanics research in the UK remains world-class across several dozen institutions. However, with the recent concentration of research council funding in a few universities, a network across institutions is needed to ensure that academic and industrial researchers can access the widest pool of expertise and resources, and can continue to innovate in critical emerging areas. The strategic mission of the UK Fluids Network is to keep the UK an international focal point for innovative, relevant, and impactful fluid mechanics, to engage as a group with industry, and to build leadership within the community.

Early developments in fluid mechanics research were motivated by aerodynamics and this remains an important branch of the subject; Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and BAE Systems are 3 of the 6 most named partners in the Dowling review of Business-University Research Collaborations. As the subject has matured, a wide range of inter-disciplinary applications have emerged within research council priority areas. Examples include complex fluids and rheology, carbon capture and storage, and many aspects of the Energy challenge theme and Manufacturing the Future initiative.

Fluid mechanics research in the UK remains world-class across many groups. In EPSRC's 2010 International Review of Mathematical Sciences, UK fluid mechanics research was described as ahead of Asian countries and the rest of Europe, behind only the US. However, there are on-going challenges to identify and fund critical emerging areas, to attract international investment against increasingly well-funded competition, to engage companies that have never participated in collaborations, and to respond to changing research council funding models. The aim of the network is to enable the UK fluid mechanics community to meet these challenges.

There are around 20 joint efforts in the UK fluid mechanics community, many supported by research councils or InnovateUK. These are discipline-specific, such as the UK Turbulence consortium, the UK Applied Aerodynamics consortium, and the Industrial Mathematics KTN, or application-specific, such as the Aerospace Technology Institute, the Energy Generation and Supply KTN, and the Transport KTN. These focus on a limited set of established areas and therefore cover only a fraction of UK fluid mechanics activity. Many emerging areas, which have the biggest potential to create major step changes, fall between the cracks. The UKFN will complement these joint efforts, facilitating inter-disciplinary research and engagement with industry, and also support 40 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that address industrial, scientific, and societal challenges outside existing joint efforts.

The UKFN draws inspiration from existing overseas networks. The Dutch Burgerscentrum (www.jmburgerscentrum.nl) enhances international visibility and national influence for Dutch fluid mechanics research. The European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion (ERCOFTAC www.ercoftac.org) organises SIGs, best practice guidelines, and industry events. The European Mechanics Society (www.euromech.org) organises conferences and colloquia. The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) coordinates the US fluid mechanics community in advocacy to funding agencies. There are similar organisations in India and China. The activities proposed for the UKFN are designed to have similar impact for the UK.

Organisations

Publications

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Crespo M (2017) Solution landscapes in nematic microfluidics in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena

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Prior C (2016) Ribbon curling via stress relaxation in thin polymer films. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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Sazhin S (2018) A new model for a drying droplet in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

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Schreiber M (2017) Beyond spatial scalability limitations with a massively parallel method for linear oscillatory problems in The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications

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Willshire C (2018) Basal Tear Osmolarity as a metric to estimate body hydration and dry eye severity. in Progress in retinal and eye research

 
Description Fluid mechanics is a very broad discipline, with approximately 1000 permanent staff across over 60 UK institutions, with the same number again of both postdocs and graduate students. The principal instruments to connect this large population are a website, https://fluids.ac.uk, and a set of 40 Special Interest Groups or SIGs, each with between 10 and 100 members. The SIGs meet at 6-monthly intervals to exchange expertise, to discuss new research directions, to engage with industry where appropriate, to encourage participation by graduate students and postdocs and to collate and create new resources for the fluids community.

The primary objective of the UK Fluids Network is to 'Initiate novel and creative fluid mechanics research, within and across discipline boundaries', and the SIGs are playing a central role in meeting this objective. In the first instance, they have created a forum for researchers in a wide range of sub-disciplines, from biologically-active fluids to flows of granular materials, from the fluid mechanics of the eye to low-energy ventilation, from the fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination to wave-structure interactions. A number of the leaders of the SIGs have commented this is the first opportunity they have had to meet with UK colleagues in their sub-discipline.

The website brings together the SIGs along with a growing pool of information, including listings of seminars in fluid mechanics (a number recorded in full), researcher resources (teaching courses, tips and tricks, introductory material in specific areas) and a consolidated Directory of UK researchers.

Another network has recently been set up: the UK Acoustics Network (https://acoustics.ac.uk/) has been strongly influenced by the experience gained in setting up the UK Fluids Network, and there is ongoing sharing of such best practice.
Exploitation Route They have already inspired the UK Acoustics Network (see above), and the best practice principles could be applied in other contexts.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport

URL http://fluids.ac.uk/
 
Description In conjunction with the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, UKFN is sponsoring Dr Tom Crawford to spearhead outreach activities for the network and reach a wide non-academic audience through interviews with UK fluids researchers. Further details are given under 'Engagement Activities'. The UK Fluids Network website (https://fluids.ac.uk/) is building a catalogue of photos and videos to promulgate the beauty and ubiquity of fluid mechanics to a general audience. The competition page will soon feature a gallery of the choicest entries submitted in the regular competitions. UKFN (@UKFluidsNetwork) and a number of the Special Interest Groups (@bioactivefluids, @LiqCrystFlowSIG, @UKFluids_SIGCle, @SIGcomplexflows, @SIGnonlin_waves, @lev_network, @MultiphaseTPSIG, @UKFluidsNetSPH) have Twitter accounts. These allow rapid dissemination of news and items of interest to the fluids community and beyond. UKFN has also set up its own YouTube and Facebook accounts, at an early stage of development, but will increase further the reach of the network beyond its academic base.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Embedded CSE Programme
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department ARCHER Service
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Feasibility fund
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation ReCoVER Network, EPSRC 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Internal Fellowship Programme
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Surrey 
Department Institute of Advanced Studies
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description MI-NET Short Term Scientific Mission
Amount € 2,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Standard Grant FEC
Amount £524,828 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R008795/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description SIG01: Special Interest Group on Aeroacoustics 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG01: Special Interest Group on Aeroacoustics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG02: Special Interest Group on Biologically active fluids 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG02: Special Interest Group on Biologically active fluids 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG03: Special Interest Group on Boundary layers in complex rotating systems 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG03: Special Interest Group on Boundary layers in complex rotating systems 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG04: Special Interest Group on Challenges in cardiovascular flow modelling 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG04: Special Interest Group on Challenges in cardiovascular flow modelling 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG05: Special Interest Group on Drop dynamics 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG05: Special Interest Group on Drop dynamics 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG06: Special Interest Group on Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG06: Special Interest Group on Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG07: Special Interest Group on Experimental flow diagnostics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG07: Special Interest Group on Experimental flow diagnostics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG08: Special Interest Group on Flow instability, modelling and control 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG08: Special Interest Group on Flow instability, modelling and control 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG09: Special Interest Group on Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG09: Special Interest Group on Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG10: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG10: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG11: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of the eye 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Hall et al. (2017), 10.1002/aic.15739; Willshire et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2018.02.001
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG11: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of the eye 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Hall et al. (2017), 10.1002/aic.15739; Willshire et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2018.02.001
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG12: Special Interest Group on Granular flows in the environment and industry 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG12: Special Interest Group on Granular flows in the environment and industry 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG12: Special Interest Group on Granular flows in the environment and industry 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG13: Special Interest Group on Low-energy ventilation 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG13: Special Interest Group on Low-energy ventilation 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG14: Special Interest Group on Marine hydrodynamics 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG14: Special Interest Group on Marine hydrodynamics 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG15: Special Interest Group on Multicore and manycore algorithms to tackle turbulent flows 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG15: Special Interest Group on Multicore and manycore algorithms to tackle turbulent flows 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG16: Special Interest Group on Multiphase flows and transport phenomena 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG16: Special Interest Group on Multiphase flows and transport phenomena 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG17: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale and non-continuum flows 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG17: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale and non-continuum flows 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG18: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale processes in geophysical fluid dynamics 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG18: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale processes in geophysical fluid dynamics 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG18: Special Interest Group on Multi-scale processes in geophysical fluid dynamics 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG19: Special Interest Group on Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Schreiber et al. (2017), 10.1177/1094342016687625. The following grants have been made possible in part as a result of meetings and discussion by the SIG: ARCHER Service: - Embedded CSE Programme (£ 100000; 2018 - 2021); ReCoVER Network, EPSRC: - Feasibility fund (£ 10000; 2017 - 2018); Natural Environment Research Council: NE/R008795/1 - Standard Grant FEC (£ 524828; 2018 - 2021); YouTube channel of expert presentations;
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG19: Special Interest Group on Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Schreiber et al. (2017), 10.1177/1094342016687625. The following grants have been made possible in part as a result of meetings and discussion by the SIG: ARCHER Service: - Embedded CSE Programme (£ 100000; 2018 - 2021); ReCoVER Network, EPSRC: - Feasibility fund (£ 10000; 2017 - 2018); Natural Environment Research Council: NE/R008795/1 - Standard Grant FEC (£ 524828; 2018 - 2021); YouTube channel of expert presentations;
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG19: Special Interest Group on Next generation time-stepping strategies for computer simulations of multi-scale fluid flows 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 6 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Schreiber et al. (2017), 10.1177/1094342016687625. The following grants have been made possible in part as a result of meetings and discussion by the SIG: ARCHER Service: - Embedded CSE Programme (£ 100000; 2018 - 2021); ReCoVER Network, EPSRC: - Feasibility fund (£ 10000; 2017 - 2018); Natural Environment Research Council: NE/R008795/1 - Standard Grant FEC (£ 524828; 2018 - 2021); YouTube channel of expert presentations;
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG20: Special Interest Group on Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG20: Special Interest Group on Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 14 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG21: Special Interest Group on Particulate matter filtration flows in automotive and marine applications 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 5 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG21: Special Interest Group on Particulate matter filtration flows in automotive and marine applications 
Organisation University of Chester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 5 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG22: Special Interest Group on Turbulent free shear flows 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG22: Special Interest Group on Turbulent free shear flows 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG23: Special Interest Group on Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG23: Special Interest Group on Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG24: Special Interest Group on Urban fluid mechanics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG24: Special Interest Group on Urban fluid mechanics 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG25: Special Interest Group on User's forum for National Wind Tunnel Facility 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG25: Special Interest Group on User's forum for National Wind Tunnel Facility 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 12 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG26: Special Interest Group on Wave-structure interaction 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG26: Special Interest Group on Wave-structure interaction 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation University of Bolton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG27: Special Interest Group on Acoustofluidics 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 13 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG28: Special Interest Group on Combustion science, technology and applications 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG28: Special Interest Group on Combustion science, technology and applications 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 15 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG30: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of nanostructured materials 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 19 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG30: Special Interest Group on Fluid mechanics of nanostructured materials 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 19 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG31: Special Interest Group on Ground vehicle aerodynamics 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG32: Special Interest Group on High speed experimental aerodynamics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG32: Special Interest Group on High speed experimental aerodynamics 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG33: Special Interest Group on Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Further funding: Institute of Advanced Studies: - Internal Fellowship Programme (£ 2500; 2018 - 2018) towards Distinguished Visiting Fellow Prof A Osborne.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG33: Special Interest Group on Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Further funding: Institute of Advanced Studies: - Internal Fellowship Programme (£ 2500; 2018 - 2018) towards Distinguished Visiting Fellow Prof A Osborne.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG33: Special Interest Group on Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 3 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Further funding: Institute of Advanced Studies: - Internal Fellowship Programme (£ 2500; 2018 - 2018) towards Distinguished Visiting Fellow Prof A Osborne.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG34: Special Interest Group on Non-equilibrium turbulence 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG34: Special Interest Group on Non-equilibrium turbulence 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 9 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG35: Special Interest Group on Nuclear thermal hydraulics - advanced modelling, simulation and experimentation 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG35: Special Interest Group on Nuclear thermal hydraulics - advanced modelling, simulation and experimentation 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG36: Special Interest Group on Numerical optimisation with fluids 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG36: Special Interest Group on Numerical optimisation with fluids 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 10 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG37: Special Interest Group on Quantum fluids 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG37: Special Interest Group on Quantum fluids 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 11 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG38: Special Interest Group on Smoothed particle hydrodynamics 
Organisation STFC Laboratories
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, plus STFC, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG38: Special Interest Group on Smoothed particle hydrodynamics 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 8 UK universities, plus STFC, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG39: Special Interest Group on Sprays in engineering applications - modelling and experimental studies 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Sazhin et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.01.094
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG39: Special Interest Group on Sprays in engineering applications - modelling and experimental studies 
Organisation University of Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact Sazhin et al. (2018), 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.01.094
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG40: Special Interest Group on Surface and internal waves 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG40: Special Interest Group on Surface and internal waves 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 16 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG41: Special Interest Group on Wave turbulence 
Organisation Aston University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description SIG41: Special Interest Group on Wave turbulence 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Financial support to hold meetings of the SIG six times over 3 years.
Collaborator Contribution The SIG meetings will be attended by members (including PhD students and early career researchers) from 7 UK universities, who will share knowledge, discuss future research directions and produce a variety of outputs.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Video interviews with fluids researchers by Dr Tom Crawford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In conjunction with the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, UKFN is sponsoring Dr Tom Crawford (https://tomrocksmaths.com/), formerly of The Naked Scientists (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/), to spearhead outreach activities for the network and reach a wide non-academic audience. His speciality is to interview scientists and researchers and to distil these conversations into short videos where each person explains their research in a simple and accessible way, intercut with examples of their work.

Tom is interviewing the winners of competitions run by UKFN. He also teamed up with US fluid mechanics evangelist Dr Nicole Sharp (http://fyfluiddynamics.com/) at a major US fluid mechanics conference (over 2000 delegates) to interview almost 50 academics, which will turn into a series of monthly videos on YouTube and the UKFN website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://youtu.be/EveX5DTTRQI
 
Description YouTube channel for 'Next-generation Time-stepping Algorithms' SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact YouTube channel collecting recorded presentations by invited experts in the subject area of 'Next-generation time-stepping algorithms'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4ViwP_SVYoRgS-qTSxenQ