Dr Robert Teed
- Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Mathematics)
My research involves the theoretical/numerical modelling of fluid systems in the presence of rotation and magnetic fields. To do this I use various numerical techniques (and computer power) to solve the equations relevant to fluid dynamics and magnetic field generation.
This research is primarily motivated by a desire to better understand the fluid dynamics - including convection processes - and magnetic field generation - the 'dynamo process' - within planets and stars. In particular, numerical simulations are able to provide insight into the dynamics of the chaotic fluid regions (e.g. Earth's liquid iron outer core, the solar convection zone, and planetary atomspheres) where magnetic fields are generated.
If you are a prospective PhD student and would like to know more about possible projects in my research area, then please get in touch with me.
3H/3S Mathematical Methods