|Christopher James Howland
|English (native), Dutch (CEFR Level B1)
Physics of Fluids Group, University of Twente
- Using high resolution numerical simulations to study the effect of turbulent convection at ice-water interfaces.
- Implemented a new phase-field model coupled to a multiple-resolution method for efficient simulation of melting objects in flow.
- Adapted immersed boundary method for pore-scale simulations of buoyancy-driven flows.
- Twice obtained 30 million CPU hours of computational time for the Physics of Fluids group on the Dutch national supercomputer.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Performed laboratory experiments and image analysis during a seven week research project on turbulent plumes in rotating environments.
- Selected for one of 10 fully funded fellowships.
Summer Research Intern
University of Oxford
- Performed experiments using a high speed camera to investigate the dynamics of liquid drops impacting soft solid surfaces.
- Awarded funding from UK Research Council EPSRC for the project.
DAMTP, University of Cambridge
- Thesis: Energetics and mixing in stratified turbulent flows
- Performed idealised numerical simulations of stratified turbulent flows to improve the understanding of vertical scalar transport in the ocean interior.
Presented work at national and international conferences including
- APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting;
- AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting;
- European Turbulence Conference.
- Contributed to the development of Diablo DNS code, including expanded HDF5 integration and Python post-processing scripts.
- Awarded teaching prizes from Pembroke College for excellent student feedback.
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
- Dissertation: Modelling Turbulent Flow Using Large Eddy Simulation
- Double First Class Honours.
- IMA Prize for Third Year Exams.
Convection and phase changes
- Buoyancy at the pore scale
- Shape effects in melting flows
- Convection at ice-ocean interfaces
- Internal wave-driven ocean mixing
- Stratified turbulence
- Nonlinear effects in shear instabilities