# Professor Angela Busse

**Professor of Fluid Dynamics**(Systems Power & Energy)

**telephone**:
01413304321

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

James Watt South Building, Room 717

## Biography

Angela Busse is Professor of Fluid Dynamics in the James Watt School of Engineering and is based in the Systems, Power and Energy (Mechanical Engineering) Division. Focus of her research is the investigation of problems in fluid dynamics using numerical, experimental, and analytical methods. In her scientific career to date, she has investigated a wide range of flows that occur in technical applications and in the natural environment. This includes wall-bounded turbulent flows with focus on flows over complex surfaces, such as rough and superhydrophobic surfaces, wind-plant interaction, the fundamental properties of Navier-Stokes and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, flow past bluff bodies, flows in indoor environments, and two-phase flows. Furthermore, she pursues the development of numerical methods and models for computational fluid dynamics in the context of high-performance computing, and the development of experimental methods in interdisciplinary applications of fluid dynamics.

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 postdoctoral researcher in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton on wall-bounded turbulent flows. Since 2013 she has worked as academic staff member, starting as Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, and since 2023 as Professor, in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

She is serves on the management board of the UK Turbulence Consortium, the editoral board of European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, and the Royal Society panel for the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM). From 2018 to 2020 she was member of the EPSRC Research e-Infrastructure Strategic Advisory Team. She is the University of Glasgow contact for the UK Fluids Network and member of the Institute of Physics and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

## Research interests

My research interests cover the following areas

- Turbulent flow over rough surfaces
- High performance computing
- Numerical methods for CFD
- Biomechanics and aerodynamics of plants
- Marine biofouling
- Bluff-body aerodynamics
- Drag reduction by superhydrophobic surfaces
- Lagrangian turbulence statistics
- Magnetohydrodynamics
- Flows in indoor environments

## Grants

**UK Turbulence Consortium**, EPSRC, 2023-2026, role: Co-I

**EV Battery Novel Thermal Management and Cooling**, Daphne Jackson Trust, 2022-2025, role: Co-I

**Secondary Currents In Turbulent Flows Over Rough Walls**, EPSRC, 2021-2024, role: UofG PI

**Rough-wall turbulence: the Lagrangian view, Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship**, 2021-2022, role: fellowship holder

**Risk EvaLuatIon fAst iNtelligent Tool (RELIANT) for COVID19**, EPSRC, 2020-2022, role: Co-I

**Oil and Gas techniques to assess PPE effectiveness in stopping the spread of COVID-19**, Oil & Gas Technology Centre, 2020, role: Co-I

**Surface-specific Moody diagram: A new paradigm to predict drag penalty of realistic rough surfaces with applications to maritime transport**, EPSRC, 2017-2021, role: UofG PI

**Fluid dynamic properties of irregular, multi-scale rough surfaces**, EPSRC, 2017-2018, role: PI

**Aerodynamic and aeroelastic aspects of the ecophysiological response of plants to high winds**, Lord Kelvin-Adam Smith Scholarship, University of Glasgow, 2016-2020, role: PI / lead supervisor

## 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 co-supervised by colleagues in the Autonomous Systems and Connectivity 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 late January. Please note that due to the way these scholarships are funded most scholarships will be awarded to UK students and only a 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

**McIntosh, Alexander**(1st supervisor; 2nd supervisors: Dr Richard Green, Dr Lada Murdoch) Influence of marine biofouling on the performance of tidal turbines**Preamsakul, Wasina**(1st supervisor; 2nd supervisor: Dr Hossein Zare-Behtash) Effects of roughness shape and distribution on performance of aerofoils and hydrofoils**Vasco, Brains**(1st supervisor; 2nd supervisor: Dr Richard Green) Hydrodynamics of bluff bodies in offshore engineering**Zhu, Jiawei**(1st supervisor; 2nd supervisor: Dr Andrea Cammarano) Non-stationary turbulent flows in channels and pipes

**Latessa**, Pablo Gaston

Application of new entrainment criteria in modeling of infrastructure scour**Morrison**, Rory

Machine Learning for Offshore Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance

### Past PhD students

**Nolan, Craig**(1st supervisor; 2nd supervisor: Prof Kostas Kontis) Ground vehicle platoons: aerodynamics and flow control - An experimental and computational investigation**Pickles, David**(2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: Dr Richard Green) A series of experimental investigations into different manifestations of the vortex ring state**Piemsinlapunchon, Tananop**(2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: Prof Manosh Paul) Impact of diversity in syngas/producer gas composition on stable and unstable laminar diffusion flames**Xu, Yi**(2nd supervisor; 1st supervisor: Dr Manousos Valyrakis) Investigation of Infrastructure Scour Processes Under a Wide Range of Hydraulic Conditions**Zhdanov, Oleksandr**(1st supervisor; 2nd supervisors: Prof Mike Blatt, Dr Hossein Zare-Behtash) Wind influence on plants: ecophysiological, biomechanical and aerodynamic aspects

## Teaching

Computational Fluid Dynamics (ENG4037) - Course coordinator

Turbulent Flows (ENG5280) - Course coordinator

Supervisison of BEng, MEng, and MSc Individual Projects

## Research datasets

## Additional information

**Contributions to Administration and Leadership within the University**

#### Current Roles

Chair of the School IT Committee

Representative for School of Engineering on the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) IT Strategy and Implementation Group

Representative for IT on the Engineering Growth Estates Group

Member of the CoSE Impact Acceleration Account Review Panel

Member of Organising Committee for Lord Kelvin Bicentenary Celebrations

**Past Roles**

School MEng Individual Project Coordinator

Representative for IT on the New Ways of Working Group

Representative for School of Engineering on CoSE IT Strategy Committee

Representative for CoSE on the University's Digital Accessibility Audio / Video Working Group