Dr Lorna Ayton


  • 2017-date: EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow
  • 2014-2017: Junior Research Fellow, Sidney Sussex College
  • 2013-2014: Teaching By-Fellow, Churchill College
  • 2011-2014: PhD, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2011: Part III Maths, University of Cambridge
  • 2007-2010: BA Maths, University of Cambridge


Lorna is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the Waves research group. Her research focusses on developing theoretical models for aeroacoustics, in particular aerofoil-turbulence interaction, and on advancing fundamental mathematical methods for application to acoustic scattering problems.

Recent Publications

Colbrook, M. J., Ayton, L. J. & Fokas, A. S.The Unified Transform for Mixed Boundary Condition Problems in Unbounded Domains, 2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 475(2222).

Baddoo, P. J. & Ayton, L. J. Potential flow through a cascade of aerofoils: direct and inverse problems, 2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 474(2217).

Ayton, L. J. & Kim J. W. An analytic solution for the noise generated by gust-aerofoil interaction for plates with serrated leading edges, 2018 Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 853, 515--536.

Ayton, L. J. Analytic solution for aerodynamic noise generated by plates with spanwise-varying trailing edges, 2018 Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 849, 448--466.

Kisil, A. & Ayton, L. J. Aerodynamic noise from rigid trailing edges with finite porous extensions, 2017, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 836, 117--144

Ayton, L. J. & Chaitanya, P. Analytical and experimental investigation into the effects of leading-edge radius on gust-aerofoil interaction noise, 2017, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 829, 780--808.