# Dr Angela Busse

**Senior Lecturer**(Autonomous Systems & Connectivity)

**telephone**:
01413304321

**email**:
Angela.Busse@glasgow.ac.uk

James Watt South Building, Room 717

## Biography

Dr Angela Busse is a Senior Lecturer in the Aerospace Sciences Division at the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. After completing her PhD project at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics on Lagrangian statistical properties of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, she worked from 2009 to 2013 as a PostDoc in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton on wall-bounded turbulent flows. She joined the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow as lecturer in 2013. From 2018 to 2020 she served on the EPSRC e-Infrastructure strategic advisory team. She is member of the UK Turbulence Consortium and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

## Research interests

Angela’s main research interest is the investigation of fluid flow phenomena. Her current focus is in the following areas

- Turbulent flow over rough surfaces
- Drag reduction by superhydrophobic surfaces
- Biomechanics and aerodynamics of plants
- Lagrangian turbulence statistics
- Bluff-body aerodynamics
- Numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics
- High performance computing

## Grants

**Secondary Currents In Turbulent Flows Over Rough Walls**, EPSRC, 2021-2024, value: £394k, in collaboration with University of Southampton, University of Aberdeen, and University College London

**Surface-specific Moody diagram: A new paradigm to predict drag penalty of realistic rough surfaces with applications to maritime transport**, EPSRC, 2017-2021, value: £257k, in collaboration with University of Southampton

**Fluid dynamic properties of irregular, multi-scale rough surfaces**, EPSRC, 2017-2018, value: £100k

**Aerodynamic and aeroelastic aspects of the ecophysiological response of plants to high winds**, Lord Kelvin-Adam Smith Scholarship, University of Glasgow, 2016-2020, in collaboration with Professor Blatt (School of Botany) and Dr Zare-Behtash (School of Engineering)

## Supervision

**PhD projects**

I have a number of projects to offer to candidates interested in computational fluid mechanics. I can also offer combined numerical and experimental projects which will be co-supervised by colleagues in the Aerospace Sciences Division who are experts in experimental fluid dynamics.

### PhD scholarships/ funding

The James Watt School of Engineering awards a number of PhD scholarships each year via the school scholarship scheme. Projects are usually advertised in autumn and applications close in mid-February. Please note that due to the way these scholarships are funded most scholarships will be awarded to UK students and only a very small number will be awarded to students from outside of the United Kingdom.

Most international PhD students at the School of Engineering are self-funded, e.g. they supported by schemes offered their home governments.

### Current PhD students

**Zhdanov**, Oleksandr (1st supervisor; 2nd supervisors: Prof Blatt, Dr Zare-Behtash)

Wind influence on plants: ecophysiological, biomechanical and aerodynamic aspects**Nolan**, Craig (1st supervisor; 2nd supervisor: Prof Kostas Kontis)

Aerodynamics of transport vehicles**Pickles**, David (2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: Dr Green)

A series of experimental investigations into different manifestations of the vortex ring state**Latessa**, Pablo Gaston (2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: Dr Valyrakis)

Application of new entrainment criteria in modeling of infrastructure scour**Xu**, Yi (2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: Dr Valyrakis)

Investigation of Infrastructure Scour Processes Under a Wide Range of Hydraulic Conditions