Evangelia Antonopoulou

Evangelia Antonopoulou

Email Address: scea@leeds.ac.uk

Background

The first four years of my academic study were at the University of the Aegean, in Greece reading for a BSc in Mathematics that was completed in 2015. During that period, I took modules in subjects ranging from Analysis and Group Theory to Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation. In my third year of study, I tackled a research problem of certain engineering significance in Fluid Dynamics. There, I studied steady, isothermal, Poiseuille flows of weakly compressible Newtonian fluids, under the assumption that both the mass density and the shear viscosity vary linearly with pressure. My BSc's dissertation was on Ergodic Theory. In addition, during my last year, I delivered small seminar talks in Fourier Analysis. I graduated with distinction from Heriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh in 2016 with an MSc in Mathematics. My MSc's dissertation dealt with Finite Element Approximation of Steady Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids. I derived results concerning the numerical approximation of the weak solutions of the generalised Navier-Stokes system with shear rate dependent viscosity in the power-law model in the stationary settings.

Research Interests

I am currently keeping an open mind in terms of research interests. However, Low Reynolds Number Flows and Free-Surface Flows are looking quite appealing to me both in developing numerical models as well as analytical approximations of models that already exist.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

The area helps me first to develop a solid background in Fluid Dynamics developing theoretical, computational and experimental techniques that I have not seen in my previous years of study. The CDT offers experience in applications valuable to both academia and industry and crucial for research and future professional career development. Finally, the interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides one with the opportunity to examine Fluid Dynamics within a vast range of adjacent topics and other interrelated areas.