Dr Angela Busse
- Senior Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)
Angela’s main research interest is the theoretical and numerical investigation of fluid flow phenomena. Her current focus is in the following areas
- Turbulent flow over rough surfaces
- Drag reduction by superhydrophobic surfaces
- Characterization and simulation of surface roughness
- Lagrangian turbulence statistics
- Aerodynamics of plants
- Bluff-body aerodynamics
- Numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics
Dr Angela Busse is a Lecturer in the Aerospace Sciences Division of the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. She graduated with a degree in physics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. From 2006 to 2009 she worked as a research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching bei München. In 2009 she was awarded a PhD in physics by the University of Bayreuth for a thesis entitled “Lagrangian statistical properties of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence”. From 2009 to 2013 she worked as a research fellow in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton before joining the University of Glasgow as lecturer in 2013. She is member of the UK Turbulence Consortium and member of the EPSRC e-Infrastructure strategic advisory team.
Surface-specific Moody diagram: A new paradigm to predict drag penalty of realistic rough surfaces with applications to maritime transport, EPSRC, 2017-2020, value: £257k, in collaboration with University of Southampton
Fluid dynamic properties of irregular, multi-scale rough surfaces, EPSRC, 2017-2020, 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)
Current PhD students
Oleksandr Zhdanov (lead supervisor; co-supervisors: Prof Blatt, Dr Zare-Behtash)
David Pickles (co-supervisor; lead-supervisor: Dr Green)
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 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.
If you are a student from the EU and are interested in coming for a project to the School of Engineering you should have a look at the Erasmus+ programme. Please note that the number of places for project students at the School of Engineering is limited - apply early in the academic year!
Computational Fluid Dynamics (ENG4037)
Turbulent Flows (ENG5280)
Coordinator for MEng Individual Project (Aerospace Engineering) (ENG5041P)