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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Congratulations to Dr Karol Bacik, who has been awarded the 2023 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics by the APS "For an elegant study of dune-dune repulsion and dune-obstacle interaction using laboratory experiments, data analysis, and mathematical modeling, elucidating the intricate feedback between sediment dynamics and fluid mechanics."

This award was established in 1998 to honour the many outstanding contributions to fluid mechanics of Dr Andreas Acrivos.  The award recognises exceptional early-career scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of fluid dynamics.  Dr Bacik completed his PhD on sand dune interactions at DAMTP under the supervision of Nathalie Vriend and Colm-cille Caulfield in 2021.  Further details are available here.