Paul Allen

Paul Allen


PhD Project Title: Transitional multiphase flow: the enigmatic behaviour of seafloor landslides


I graduated from Oxford University in 2015 with a MMath degree in mathematics. My fourth year dissertation was on ‘The Rupturing of Thin Liquids Sheets’ where, as well as pulling together the current research in the area, I created my own numerical solutions to the governing equations using Matlab. Asides from fluid dynamics, I’m a keen player of both squash and snooker.

Research Interests

My current research interests revolve around the shallow water equations and non-newtonian fluids. In particular, the application of theoretical modelling to Seafloor landslides. I hope to be using asymptotics and numerics to find solutions to the models created for these landslides and validate them using lab based experiments.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

Coming from a heavily theoretical background, I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics to diversify my skill set in the hope that I can tackle real world problems. The CDT also offered me the chance to explore a wider range of fluid dynamical problems, whilst working with many people from different backgrounds, before deciding on my PhD research project.