Charlie Lloyd

Charlie Lloyd

E: sccjl@leeds.ac.uk

PhD Project Title: Shark biomimetics - drag reduction in sharks: beyond parallel riblets

Background

I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Meng degree in Mechanical Engineering after studying a range of fluid dynamics modules such as heat transfer, viscous fluid flow and computational fluid dynamics. My third year project focused on the hydrodynamics of high speed windsurfing.

Research Interests

The fluid dynamics of combustion has interested me throughout my undergraduate degree. However, the multidisciplinary aspect of the course has broadened my knowledge of the subject, and as a result I am keeping an open mind in terms of research interests.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

The main reason regarding my decision to apply for the course was the integrated MSc, which will allow me to develop necessary skills before commencing my PhD research project. The large range of potential projects was also a driving factor.