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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 2006-present Professor of Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-present Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 2001-2006 Reader in Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-2001 University Lecturer, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1992-1997 Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • 1987-1993 Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University.

Research

John Lister has a wide range of interests both in fundamental fluid mechanics and in the application of fluid mechanics to understand processes in geophysics. Some indication of this range is provided by the following topics:

Fluid driven crack propagation and dykes, Infinite-Prandtl number convection and mantle dynamics, Capillary pinch-off and film rupture, Similarity solutions and finite-time singularities, Viscous gravity currents and lava flows, Particle-laden flows, turbidity currents and sedimentation, The thermodynamics and fluid dynamics of the Earth's core, Low Reynolds number flow, Flows with solidification or temperature-dependent viscosity.

Selected Publications

http://www.itg.cam.ac.uk/people/John/pubs.html

Publications

The relaxation time for viscous and porous gravity currents following a change in flux
TV Ball, HE Huppert, JR Lister, JA Neufeld
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
821,
330
Evaporation effects in elastocapillary aggregation
A Hadjittofis, JR Lister, K Singh, D Vella
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2016)
792,
168
Small oscillations of a pressurized, elastic, spherical shell: Model and experiments
KA Kuo, HEM Hunt, JR Lister
– Journal of Sound and Vibration
(2015)
359,
168
Displacement flows under elastic membranes. Part 1. Experiments and direct numerical simulations
D Pihler-Puzović, A Juel, GG Peng, JR Lister, M Heil
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2015)
784,
487
Displacement flows under elastic membranes. Part 2. Analysis of interfacial effects
GG Peng, D Pihler-Puzović, A Juel, M Heil, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2015)
784,
512
Nondecaying Hydrodynamic Interactions along Narrow Channels
K Misiunas, S Pagliara, E Lauga, JR Lister, UF Keyser
– Physical Review Letters
(2015)
115,
038301
Thin-sheet flow between coalescing bubbles
JP Munro, CR Anthony, OA Basaran, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2015)
773,
r3
Liquid Ropes: A Geometrical Model for Thin Viscous Jet Instabilities
P-T Brun, B Audoly, NM Ribe, TS Eaves, JR Lister
– Physical review letters
(2015)
114,
174501
Plethora of transitions during breakup of liquid filaments
JR Castrejón-Pita, AA Castrejón-Pita, SS Thete, K Sambath, IM Hutchings, J Hinch, JR Lister, OA Basaran
– Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
(2015)
112,
4582
Early-time free-surface flow driven by a deforming boundary
CF Brasz, CB Arnold, HA Stone, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2015)
767,
811
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Research Group

Theoretical Geophysics

Room

H1.08

Telephone

01223 330888