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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

Stability of three-dimensional columnar convection in a porous medium
DR Hewitt, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
829,
89
Scaling laws and dynamics of bubble coalescence
CR Anthony, PM Kamat, SS Thete, JP Munro, JR Lister, MT Harris, OA Basaran
– Physical Review Fluids
(2017)
2,
083601
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 2. Analysis of interfacial effects
GG Peng, D Pihler-Puzović, A Juel, M Heil, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2015)
784,
512
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
Nondecaying Hydrodynamic Interactions along Narrow Channels.
K Misiunas, S Pagliara, E Lauga, JR Lister, UF Keyser
– Phys Rev Lett
(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
– Phys Rev Lett
(2015)
114,
174501
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Research Group

Theoretical Geophysics

Room

H1.08

Telephone

01223 330888