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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

Shear-induced breaking of internal gravity waves
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
921,
a24
The effects of Prandtl number on the nonlinear dynamcis of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in two dimensions
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
915,
a37
Quantifying mixing and available potential energy in vertically periodic simulations of stratified flows
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
914,
a12
Confronting Grand Challenges in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
T Dauxois, T Peacock, P Bauer, CP Caulfield, C Cenedese, C Gorlé, G Haller, GN Ivey, PF Linden, E Meiburg, N Pinardi, NM Vriend, AW Woods
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
020501
Turbulence in Forced Stratified Shear Flows
KM Smith, CP Caulfield, JR Taylor
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
910,
a42
Layering, Instabilities, and Mixing in Turbulent Stratified Flows
CP Caulfield
(2021)
53,
113
Layering, Instabilities, and Mixing in Turbulent Stratified Flows
CP Caulfield
(2021)
53,
113
Open questions in turbulent stratified mixing: Do we even know what we do not know?
CCP Caulfield
– Physical Review Fluids
(2020)
5,
110518
The dynamics of stratified horizontal shear flows at low Péclet number
L Cope, P Garaud, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
903,
a1
Time-Lapse Acoustic Imaging of Mesoscale and Fine-Scale Variability within the Faroe-Shetland Channel
A Dickinson, NJ White, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
(2020)
125,
ARTN e2019JC015861
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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