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Academic receives prestigious engineering fellowship

Professor Stephen Garrett from the Departments of Engineering and Mathematics, is among seven researchers to have received a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering this year.

The Fellowship is awarded to talented engineering researchers to help support their careers while they focus solely on the development of new technologies.

Professor Garrett aims to improve the understanding of the development and control of turbulence in fluids, which could help to improve the design of wind turbines and jet engines with his research.

He said: “The Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to focus on my scientific research for 12 months. This prestigious award is a flattering recognition of my research in fluid mechanics and I’m very pleased to have dedicated time to push on with existing and new research projects."

The award is designed to cover the cost of a replacement member of staff for the period of the Fellowship to cover the awardee's administrative and teaching responsibilities.

Professor Garrett added: “While the award is clearly great news for me, another aspect of it is to support an early-career academic for a year. We’ve been very fortunate to recruit Paul Griffiths, an extremely talented young mathematical engineer. Paul has a rapidly growing international reputation in non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and will join my research group in the Engineering department in August. This is great news for the Thermofluids group and the department.”

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