Professor Christopher Keylock
I joined the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University in May 2018 as the School’s Professor of Fluid Mechanics.
I am a former Prize Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and I started my career working on snow avalanche risk assessment at the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
My research intersects a number of areas including fluid mechanics, geophysics, geomorphology, hydrology and nonlinear signal processing.
Currently, my work focuses on understanding the fundamental dynamics of turbulent flows, with applications in environmental fluid mechanics such as how the wind flows through the trees. I am doing this by developing new analysis methods that are either statistical or based on flow topology.
In Loughborough, I hope to forge links for such work that go beyond my own School to also integrate Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Geography and Mathematics.
I'm really pleased to have joined Loughborough where I see a significant number of synergies with the work I have been undertaking recently.