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 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.
An important recent collaboration that has resulted in papers in Water Resources Research and Journal of Geophysical Research is work with Arvind Singh at the University of Central Florida, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou at UC Irvine and Paola Passalacqua at UT Austin. This is work in geomorphology and has introduced a new technique for characterizing and differentiating between landscapes, as well as a new framework for hypothesis testing regarding the properties of topographic surfaces.
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.