Mr Ridhwaan Suliman


  • 2013-present: PhD, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-2013: Researcher, CSIR, South Africa
  • 2008-2012: BEng (Hons) (cum laude) & MEng (cum laude), University of Pretoria
  • 2004-2007: BEng (cum laude), University of Pretoria


Ridhwaan is a member of the Waves research group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). His current research interests include fluid-structure interactions and free-surface modelling, including higher-order discretisation schemes and strong-coupling techniques.

Selected Publications

  • Suliman R., Oxtoby O.F, Malan A.G., Kok S., 'A matrix free, partitioned solution of fluid-structure interaction problems using finite volume and finite element methods', European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 49 (2015) pp. 272--286
  • Suliman R., Oxtoby O.F, Malan A.G., Kok S., 'An enhanced finite volume method to model 2D linear elastic structures', Applied Mathematical Modelling 38 (2014) pp. 2265--2279
  • Suliman R., Liebenberg L., Meyer J.P., 'Improved flow pattern map for accurate prediction of the heat transfer coefficients during refrigerant condensation in smooth horizontal tubes and within the low-mass flux range', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 52 (2009) 5701--5711