Professor Paul Linden

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Paul Linden is Director of Research and the GI Taylor Professor Emeritus of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and Professorial Fellow Emeritus of Downing College, University of Cambridge.

He is also the Blasker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego. While at UC San Diego he was chair of the MAE department (2004-2009), the Director of the Environment and Sustainability Initiative (2007-2009) and the founding Director of the Sustainability Solutions Institute (2009-2010). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, Academia Europaea, and the Royal Society.

Paul is a fluid dynamicist and his research is concerned with fluid flow in the environment and in industry. In particular, he is interested in flow and turbulence in stratified and two-phase fluids, the fluid dynamics of advanced, naturally ventilated buildings, and flows on large scales where the rotation of the Earth is important. He uses laboratory experiments and theoretical models to elucidate the relevant physical processes underlying these flows and to provide predictions of their properties that can be applied in practice. Paul is a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Editor of JFM Perspectives.

He currently leads three major projects in the UK. An Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant on the Mathematical Underpinnings of Stratified Turbulence (MUST) from 2013-2018, an EPSRC Grand Challenge grant on Future Cities: Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC) from 2016-2021 and an European Research Council Advanced Grant on Stratified Turbulence and Mixing Processes (STAMP) 2017-2022.

Advances in Engineering featured article: Conditional sampling of a high Péclet number turbulent plume and the implications for entrainment

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