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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 influence of far field stratification on shear-induced turbulent mixing
SF Lewin, CP Caulfield
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
928,
a20
Stability of the interaction between two sand dunes in an idealized laboratory experiment
KA Bacik, CCP Caulfield, NM Vriend
– Physical Review Letters
(2021)
127,
154501
Goldilocks mixing in oceanic shear-induced turbulent overturns
A Mashayek, CP Caulfield, MH Alford
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
928,
a1
Optimal perturbation growth on a breaking internal gravity wave
JP Parker, CJ Howland, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
925,
A16
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 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,
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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