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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

Kelvin-Helmholtz billows above Richardson number $1/4$
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
R1
Mixing and entrainment are suppressed in inclined gravity currents
M Van Reeuwijk, M Holzner, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
873,
786
Asymptotic Dynamics of High Dynamic Range Stratified Turbulence.
GD Portwood, SM de Bruyn Kops, CP Caulfield
– Physical review letters
(2019)
122,
194504
Layer formation and relaminarisation in plane Couette flow with spanwise stratification
D Lucas, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
868,
97
Recent Progress in Modelling Imbalance in the Atmosphere and Ocean
C-CP Caulfield, B Sutherland, U Achatz, J Klymak
– Physical Review Fluids
(2019)
4,
010501
Self-organized criticality of turbulence in strongly stratified mixing layers
H Salehipour, WR Peltier, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
856,
228
Optimal mixing in two-dimensional stratified plane poiseuille flow at finite Péclet and Richardson numbers
CP Caulfield, F Marcotte
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
853,
359
Optimal mixing in three-dimensional plane Poiseuille flow at high Péclet number
CP Caulfield, L Vermach
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
850,
875
An entrainment model for fully-developed wind farms: effects of atmospheric stability and an ideal limit for wind farm performance
CP Caulfield, P Luzzatto-Fegiz
– Physical Review Fluids
(2018)
3,
093802
The structure and origin of confined Holmboe waves
A Lefauve, JL Partridge, Q Zhou, SB Dalziel, CP Caulfield, PF Linden
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
848,
508
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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