Dr Duncan Lockerby
Associate Professor in Fluid-Solid Mechanics
Duncan Lockerby’s research interests lie in fluid mechanics. In particular, currently: turbulence control; non-equilibrium fluid dynamics; micro gas and nano liquid flows; hypersonic aerothermodynamics; and biological fluid-solid mechanics.
Postdocs: Carlos Duque; Nick Pearce; Alessio Alexiadis
PhD students: Alex Patronis, David Holland, Ben Collyer, David Stephenson
Past PhD students: Dr Novak Elliott, Carlos Duque; Nick Pearce
Past Postdocs: Dr Karen Kudar; Dr Mark Brend; Dr Faisal Baig
- EPSRC Programme Grant: "Non-equilibrium Fluid Dynamics for Micro/Nano Engineering Systems" EP/I011927/1, with Univ. Strathclyde and STLC Daresbury Laboratory. FEC value: £2.75m.
Programme website: www.micronanoflows.ac.uk
- EPSRC project (with Dstl): "Extended Continuum Models for Transient and Rarefied Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics" EP/F014201/1. FEC value: 78k (total project 506k)
- Daiwa Foundation Small Grant "Japanese/UK collaboration on micro-scale fluid dynamics", 2008 (£1,300)
- EPSRC project (with EADS and Airbus): "Investigation of alternative drag-reduction strategies in turbulent boundary layers by using wall forcing" (July 2009-June 2012) EP/G060215/1. FEC value: £535k (total project £1.1m)
- EPSRC project (with Airbus): "Scalable Wirelessly Interconnected Flow-control Technology (SWIFT)" (Dec 2008-Nov 2009). FEC value: £216k (total project 446k)
- EPSRC project (with Airbus): "Novel passive techniques for reducing skin-friction drag" EP/F004753/1 (Nov 2007-Oct 2008). FEC value: £228k.
- Nuffield Foundation project: "Simulation of Drag Reduction by the Use of Micro Devices" NAL/32662 (May 2005-Apr 2008). Value ~5k.
- NESTA project: "Development of the Burnell Ventouse" (total project, approx 8k)
Duncan Lockerby graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick in 1997. He continued working as a Research Associate at Warwick until completing his Doctorate in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 2001. During this time he was a collaborating member of the European AEROMEMS project (an investigation into turbulence control using micro-electromechanical systems). In 2001, he joined King's College London as a Leverhulme Trust funded Postdoctoral Research Associate on modelling hypersonic and micro gas flows. In 2004, he was appointed Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at Brunel University, and in September 2006, he joined the University of Warwick, where he is a member of the Fluid Dynamics Research Centre.
Current Teaching Interests
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 23132
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