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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 1992-1994: Post-doctoral research fellow for the Japan-Canada Project in Weather and Climate of the Arctic, Department of Physics, University of Toronto
  • 1992-1993: Senior Visitor, Department of Engineering Science, Hokkaido University
  • 1995-1999: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • 1999-2001: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2001-2005: Associate Professor (with tenure) of Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • 2004-2005: Visiting Researcher (Poste Rouge au CNRS) in the Hydrodynamics Laboratory, (LaDyHX) Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS
  • 2005-9: University Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-13: University Senior Lecturer in Fluid Flow, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-15: Reader in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2015-: Professor of Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics, BP Institute and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2020-: Head of Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2005-: Fellow and College Lecturer in Mathematics, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Research

  • stratified flows
  • turbulent mixing processes
  • Generalised flow instability and transition
  • turbulent plumes
  • building ventilation

Publications

Robust and efficient identification of optimal mixing perturbations using proxy multiscale measures.
C Heffernan, C-CP Caulfield
– Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
(2022)
380,
20210026
Implications of inertial subrange scaling for stably stratified mixing
GD Portwood, SM de Bruyn Kops, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2022)
939,
A10
A Marginal Stability Paradigm for Shear‐Induced Diapycnal Turbulent Mixing in the Ocean
A Mashayek, LE Baker, BB Cael, CP Caulfield
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2022)
49,
ARTN e2021GL095715
The coupled dynamics of internal waves and hairpin vortices in stratified plane Poiseuille flow
CJ Lloyd, RM Dorrell, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2022)
934,
a10
Exploiting self-organized criticality in strongly stratified turbulence
GP Chini, G Michel, K Julien, CB Rocha, CCP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
933,
a22
Layering and vertical transport in sheared double-diffusive convection in the diffusive regime
Y Yang, R Verzicco, D Lohse, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
933,
a30
Data-Driven Identification of Turbulent Oceanic Mixing From Observational Microstructure Data
MMP Couchman, B Wynne-Cattanach, MH Alford, CCP Caulfield, RR Kerswell, JA MacKinnon, G Voet
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2021)
48,
ARTN e2021GL094978
Dynamics of migrating sand dunes interacting with obstacles
KA Bacik, P Canizares, CCP Caulfield, MJ Williams, NM Vriend
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
104308
Effects of spanwise confinement on stratified shear instabilities
YM Ducimetière, F Gallaire, A Lefauve, CCP Caulfield
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
103901
The influence of far field stratification on shear-induced turbulent mixing
SF Lewin, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
928,
a20
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Research Groups

Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information
High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

B1.36

Telephone

01223 337744