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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

The effects of Prandtl number on the nonlinear dynamics 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
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 Peclet 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
Time‐Lapse Seismic Imaging of Oceanic Fronts and Transient Lenses Within South Atlantic Ocean
KL Gunn, N White, CCP Caulfield
– Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
(2020)
125,
ARTN e2020JC016293
Mixing in forced stratified turbulence and its dependence on large-scale forcing
CJ Howland, JR Taylor, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
898,
a7
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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