I am an academic and engineer specialising in Computational Aerodynamics, High Performance Computing (HPC) and turbulence modelling. I am a Senior Researcher in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Previous to these positions I worked in Formula 1 with the Lotus F1 team (now Renault F1) and I currently work with Formula 1 Management and the FIA on the 2021 technical regulation changes. I am passionate about developing and applying the next generation of models and tools to enable an entirely virtual engineering design process.
My main research areas are in the Aerospace (subsonic/hypersonic) and Automotive sectors although I do quite a bit of work with motorsports and cycling. I am a chartered engineer through the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and participate in a number of AIAA working groups including the High-Lift Prediction Workshop and the NASA/AIAA Turbulence Modelling Resource Website.
I recently setup the first ever Oxford University Formula Student team - you can follow their progress here. I was also the chair of the Tenth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD10) . In 2019 I'm organising the 1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop which aims to help academia and industry to understand future research directions and best-practices for the automotive community. You can learn more about the workshop here. I also lead the EPSRC UK Fluids Network High-Speed Computational Fluid Dynamics group.
I enjoy contributing to various media outlets about more general science and technology developments, please see my articles page for recent publications.