Research Group

Fluid Mechanics

Our research group focuses on both fundamental and applied research in fluid mechanics.


Current EU research projects:

  • ANNULIGht: an Innovative Training Network (ITN) on instabilities, ignition and blow-off in annular gas turbine combustors. It is funded by the European Commission under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions | James Dawson
  • ERC Starting grant: TAIAC Breaking the paradigm: A new approach to understanding and controlling combustion instabilities | Nicholas Worth
  • Marinet2 - Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies | Lars Roar Sætran

Current Norwegian research projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation:

  • Boiling of multicomponent mixtures in confined geometries | Maria Fernandino
  • Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems | Iver H. Brevik
  • EnPe - Energize Nepal Project | Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
  • HiFrancis - High head Francis turbines | Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug
  • Modeling of obstructive sleep apnea by fluid-structure interaction in the upper airways | Bernhard Müller
  • Particle transport and clustering in stratified turbulent flows (FRINATEK) | Helge Andersson
  • SIMCOFLOW - A Framework for complex 3D multiphase and multi physics flows | Stein Tore Johansen
  • SPRAYICE - Characterization of Wave Impact Spray Generation for Better Prediction of Marine Icing on Structures | James Dawson
  • Turbulence-plankton interactions. A mechanistic approach. | Helge Andersson
  • Water waves interacting with arbitrary shear currents in 3D (FRINATEK - Unge forskertalenter) | Simen A. Ådnøy Ellingsen
  • Wood CFD - Clean and efficient wood stoves through improved batch combustion models and CFD modelling approaches (ENERGIX) | Nils Erland Haugen

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Vacant positions

We frequently advertise job openings for PhD and Post Doctoral positions.

See current vacant positions at our department


Photo: James DawsonProfessor James Dawson, Head of research group

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Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series

We are happy to host world-leading experts as part of the Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series. 

  • External guests are invited monthly to discuss their research and meet the faculty.  
  • The seminars cover a wide array of topics in fluid mechanics. 
  • All students, visitors and members of staff are welcome to attend.

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