Prof. C.P. Caulfield

Professor, BP Institute and DAMTP

Fellow of Churchill College

Dr Colm-cille P. Caulfield is interested in fluid flows where density
variations play a critical dynamical role. He strives to use a combination
of mathematical modelling, numerical simulation and laboratory experimentation
to understand and quantify fundamental physical processes, particularly when
they are transient in nature.

Biography

  • 1992-1994: Post-doctoral research fellow for the Japan-Canada Project in Weather and Climate of the Arctic, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
  • 1992-1993: Senior Visitor, Department of Engineering Science, Hokkaido University
  • 1995-1999: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • 1999-2001: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2001-2005: Associate Professor (with tenure) of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2004-2005: Visiting Researcher (Poste Rouge au CNRS) in the Hydrodynamics Laboratory, (LaDyHX) Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS
  • 2005-: University Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2005-: Fellow and College Lecturer in Mathematics, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Qualifications

  • 1987 BSc Mathematics, University of Ulster at Coleraine
  • 1991 PhD DAMTP, Cambridge

Research

  • stratified flows
  • turbulent mixing processes
  • flow instability and transition
  • turbulent plumes
  • building ventilation
  • bubble dynamics and interaction with turbulence

Publications