I'm Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. You may find me on Twitter at @ChrisKeylock, and my work is listed in Orcid and GoogleScholar .
My research spans various areas in physics, engineering and the geosciences. I am particularly interested in developing new techniques or conceptual frameworks for analysing various non-linear systems.
My most recent paper is a piece of geomorphology published in Water Resources Research. It is a collaboration with the University of Central Florida, UC Irvine and UT Austin and introduces a new technique for characterizing and differentiating between lansdscapes.
My most recent work in fluid mechanics is published in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and is a collaboration with Duke, MIT and Western Australia. We show there is remarkable similarity in the velocity-intermittency structure for hydraulic canopy flows in the laboratory and those found over forest canopies.
I am heavily involved in research into nonequilibrium turbulence and further information on this area is available from our web-page: http://www.nonequilibrium-turbulence.org.uk and our twitter feed: @NonEquilibTurb.
The banner image highlights some of the various things I have worked on over the years. From left to right, these are (hyperlinks take you to related research papers):
- Snow avalanche defences in Neskaupstadur in Iceland;
- A large-eddy simulation of flow over dunes;
- A Q-R diagram for the velocity gradient tensor for homogeneous, isotropic turbulence;
- The avalanche sensing mast at Vallee de la Sionne, Switzerland;
- Wind tunnel experiments measuring the properties of wakes and boundary-layers.