Robert Long

Robert Long

Email Address: scrl@leeds.ac.uk

Background

I graduated from Coventry University with First Class BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. I spent two summers performing research in Condensed Matter Physics, looking specifically into Nanophotonics. I presented this work at the 'Mathematicians of Tomorrow' conference.

During my third year, my dissertation was in the field of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. The project involved developing a mathematical model from the full 3D Navier-Stokes governing equations, and implementing this numerically to simulate the flow.
Dissertation title - 'A Two-Dimensional Model for Oceanic and Atmospheric Flows with a Turbulent Ekman Layer'

Research Interests

As of starting the CDT, my interests lie in the Atmospheric, and Oceanic Sciences. Namely, rotating convection, and boundary layer theory. These interests are certain to evolve over time.

Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics

When looking at postgraduate courses, I felt that I needed a wider breadth of knowledge of the subject before I could tackle a PhD research project. Naturally, the MSc component attracted me. I am looking forward to gain exposure to experimental techniques and commercial software.