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Dr Megan Davies Wykes

Dr Megan Davies Wykes

Research Associate working on the Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC) project, Department for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge


Biography:

Megan's research focuses on experimental fluid dynamics and her interests span turbulent stratified mixing and fluid-structure interactions. Currently, she is a postdoc researcher for Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC), examining the interaction between building ventilation systems and their surroundings, at the Department for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge.

She was previously a Courant Instructor at the Applied Mathematics Laboratory, based in the Courant Institute, New York University, where she was also a Fulbright Scholar. There she investigated the interaction between a dissolving body and a buoyancy-driven flow and flow-structure interaction at the microscale. Her PhD was on turbulent stratified mixing and the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, supervised by Dr Stuart Dalziel at DAMTP, University of Cambridge.

Keywords

  • experimental fluid dynamics
  • turbulent stratified mixing and fluid-structure interactions
  • exploring relationships between green spaces and airflow in cities