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About me

I work in the G. K. Batchelor Fluid Dynamics Laboratory located in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge.


2023 -    

NERC Independent Research Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

2022 -

Senior Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge

2019 - 2023  

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

2018 - 2019

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

2014 - 2018

PhD in Applied Mathematics (under Prof P. F. Linden)

DAMTP, University of Cambridge

2013 - 2014

MSc in Fluid Mechanics (including 6-month thesis under Dr C. Muller & Prof J.-M. Chomaz)

École Polytechnique (France)

2012 - 2013

International Exchange (1 year, including 6-month thesis under Prof D. Saintillan)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA)


Industrial internship (6 months)

German Aerospace Centre, Stuttgart (Germany)


International Exchange (5 months)

Technical University of Vienna (Austria)

2008 - 2013

MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Diplôme d'Ingénieur)

Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France)

Research funding


Independent Research Fellowship (£700,000)

from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


Research Grant (£20,000)

from the Royal Society


Early Career Fellowship (£160,000)

from the Leverhulme Trust & Isaac Newton Trust


Doctoral Prize Fellowship (£45,000)

from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


2018, 2022
‘Focus on Fluids’ Articles from the Journal of Fluid Mechanics


Journal Front Cover from Soft Matter (Royal Society of Chemistry) 

Silver Medal for Mathematics from the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

Dissertation Prize from the UK Fluids Network

Young Scientist Award from the European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EUROMECH)           

Osborne Reynolds Award from the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC)


Smith-Rayleigh-Knight Prize from the Faculty of Mathematics (Cambridge)


Cambridge Trust European PhD Scholarship from the the Cambridge Trust


MSc full tuition fee award from the Ecole Polytechnique

Some inspiring quotes

“They became upright and taught themselves the use of tools, domesticated other animals, plants and fire, and devised language. The ash of stellar alchemy was now emerging into consciousness. At an ever-accelerating pace, it invented writing, cities, art and science, and sent spaceships to the planets and the stars. These are some of the things that hydrogen atoms do, given fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution.” -- Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980)


“Empirical sciences, founded on observation of the external world, cannot aspire to completeness; the nature of things and the imperfections of our organs are alike opposed to it. We shall never succeed in exhausting the inexhaustible riches of nature, and no generation of men will ever be able to boast of having comprehended all phaenomena. It is only by distributing them into groups, that we have been able to discover in some the empires of laws, grand and simple as Nature herself.“ -- Alexander von Humboldt (Cosmos Vol. I, 1845)


Any branch  of knowledge, cultivated by itself, not only does not suffice for itself, but presents dangers that all sensible men have recognised. Mathematics in isolation warps judgment, accustoming it to a rigor that no other science has, still less real life. Physics and chemistry obsess you by their complexity and give no breadth to the mind. Physiology leads to materialism; astronomy to vague speculation; geology turns you into a sniffing hound; literature makes you hollow; philosophy inflates you [...] You must pass from one discipline to the other so as to correct one by the other; you must cross your crops in order not to ruin the soil. -- Antonin-Dalmace Sertillanges (The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Condition, Methods, 1921)


“It is one of the first duties of a professor, for example, in any subject, to exaggerate a little both the importance of his subject and his own importance in it. A man who is always asking ‘Is what I do worth while?’ and ‘Am I the right person to do it?’ will always be ineffective himself and a discouragement to others. He must shut his eyes a little and think a little more of his subject and himself than they deserve.” -- Godfrey Harold Hardy (A Mathematician's Apology, 1940)

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