Dr Angela Busse
- Senior Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)
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.
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
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)
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