Dr Megan S. Davies Wykes


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  • 2016 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher, DAMTP, Cambridge University
  • 2015 - 2016: Courant Instructor, Courant Institute, NYU
  • 2014 - 2015: Fulbright Scholar, Courant Institute, NYU
  • 2011 - 2014: PhD Student, DAMTP, Cambridge University,
  • 2006 - 2010: MEng, Cambridge University 


I research experimental fluid dynamics. My interests span turbulent stratified mixing and fluid-structure interactions.

Currently, I am a postdoc researcher for Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC), examining the interaction between building ventilation systems and their surroundings, at the Department for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge.

I was previously a Courant Instructor at the Applied Mathematics Laboratory, based in the Courant Institute, New York University, where I was also a Fulbright Scholar. There I investigated the interaction between a dissolving body and a buoyancy-driven flow and flow-structure interaction at the microscale. My PhD was on turbulent stratified mixing and the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, supervised by Dr Stuart Dalziel. I did this research at DAMTP, University of Cambridge.

EPSRC Photography Competition

Winner of the 1st prize in the Discovery category.

Gallery of Fluid Motion 2012

A video submitted for American Physical Society, Gallery of Fluid Motion 2012 was chosen to appear on the APS website. Physics Central selected the video to base an article on and put the video on YouTube, where it has (at the last check) recieved over 10,000 views.