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Rebecca Lingwood

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E-mail: lingwood@mech.kth.se
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1992: BA (Hons) Engineering, Class 1* distinction: Cambridge University.
1995: MA and PhD Engineering/Applied Mathematics: Cambridge University.
2005: MA: Oxford University.

Professional history

1995-1997: Maudslay Research Fellowship, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
1997-2000: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship.
1997-2000: Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
1997-1999: Director of Studies (Engineering), Pembroke College, Cambridge.
1999-2000: Chargé de recherche, Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique, École Polytechnique, France.
2001-2003: Intellectual Property and Research Manager, Opsys Ltd, Oxford.
2003-2005: Aerospace & Automotive Programme Manager, Begbroke Directorate, University of Oxford.
2003-2005: Part-time secondment to the Faraday Advance Partnership in Aerospace and Automotive Materials, University of Oxford.
2003-2005: Oxford University Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Manager, Oxford University KTP Office, Begbroke Directorate, University of Oxford.
2004: Chartered membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, CEng MIMechE.
2005-2009: Director, Continuing Professional Development, and Deputy Director, Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University.
2005-2009: Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford.
2008-2009: Director of Research, Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University.
2008-2009: Affiliated Professor, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
2009: Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford.
2009: Director, Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge University.
2009: Guest Professor, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
2010: Warden, Madingley Hall, Cambridge.
2010: Professorial Fellow, Homerton College, Cambridge.
2013: Member, University of Cambridge Council.
2015: Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning), Queen Mary University of London.
2015: Professor of Fluid Dynamics, Queen Mary University of London.

Research and Professional Activities

Research in fluid mechanics, in particular studies of boundary-layer flow stability and transition to turbulence.


Please note that this list might not be complete. Follow each article link for additional authors.

2016Experimental study of rotating-disk boundary-layer flow with surface roughness
J. Fluid Mech. 786 5-28 (Published)
2016Linear disturbances in the rotating-disk flow: a comparison between results from simulations, experiments and theory
European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 55 170-181 (Published)
2015Global linear instability of the rotating-disk flow investigated through simulations
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 765 612-631 (Accepted)
2015Instabilities of the von Kármán boundary layer
Applied Mechanics Reviews 67 (3) 030803 (Published)
2015Investigation of the Global Instability of the Rotating-Disk Boundary Layer
Procedia IUTAM 14 321-328 (Accepted)
2014An Experimental Study of a Rotating-Disk Turbulent Boundary-Layer Flow
Progress in Turbulence V, Springer Proceedings in Physics, Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence 2012 149 173-176 (Published)
2014On the laminar–turbulent transition of the rotating-disk flow: the role of absolute instability
J. Fluid Mech. 745 132-163 (Published)
2014The turbulent rotating-disk boundary layer
Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids 48 245-253 (Accepted)
2014Rotation effects on wall-bounded flows - some laboratory experiments.
AGU Book Series: Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Flows: Insights From Laboratory Experiments.  85 - 100 (Published)
2013An experimental study of edge effects on rotating-disk transition
J. Fluid Mech. 716 638-657 (Published)
2013Turbulent boundary layers over flat plates and rotating disks – the legacy of von Kármán: a Stockholm perspective
Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids 40 17-29 (Published)
2013Laminar-turbulent transition of rotating-disk flow - an experimental and numerical approach
10th ERCOFTAC SIG 33 Workshop, Sandhamn, Sweden, May 29-31, 2013   (Published)
2013Rotating-disk boundary-layer flow
Svenska Mekanikdagar, Lund, Sweden, June 12-14, 2013   (Published)
2013Transition to turbulence in the rotating-disk boundary layer
Proc. of 14th European Turbulence Conference (ETC 14), Lyon, France, September 1-4, 2013   (Published)
2012A new way to describe the transition characteristics of a rotating-disk boundary-layer flow
Phys. Fluids 24 031701 (Published)
2011An experimental study of laminar-turbulent transition of a rotating-disk flow
EUROMECH Colloquium 525 - Instabilities and transition in three-dimensional flows with rotation, Ecully : France (2011)    (Published)
2011An experimental study of the edge effect on transition of the rotating-disk boundary-layer flow
64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 20–22, 2011, Baltimore, USA 56  (Published)
2008The challenge of cancer control in Africa
Nature Reviews Cancer 8 398-403 (Published)
2008Professional Education and Training at KTH
KTH Report   (Published)
2008Understanding the global marketplace – a UK perspective
Proceedings of the IACEE 11th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, Georgia, Atlanta, USA   (Unknown)
2007Education and partnerships for cancer care in developing countries
Proceedings of Aortic 2007, Cape Town, South Africa   (Published)
2000A causal stability analysis of the flow over an elastic wall
Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Proc. IUTAM Symp., Sedona, Sept. 13-17. 1999. Eds Fasel H.F. & Saric W.S., Springer   (Published)
2000Experimental study of the stability of the Bödewadt layer
Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Proc. IUTAM Symp., Sedona, Sept. 13-17. 1999. Eds Fasel H.F. & Saric W.S., Springer   (Published)
1999On the causal behaviour of the flow over an elastic wall
J. Fluid Mech. 396 319-344 (Unknown)
1999Book Review: Hydrodynamics and nonlinear instabilities, edited by C Godreche & P Manneville, contributions from B Castaing, P Huerre & M Rossi, V Hakim, S Fauve, G Joulin & P Vidal
J. Fluid Mech. 380 377-378 (Published)
1999On the application of en-methods to three-dimensional boundary-layer flows
Eur. J. Fluid Mech. B/Fluids 18, no. 4 581-620 (Published)
1999The role of Ekman pumping in confined, axisymmetric flows driven by a prescribed Lorentz force
Eur. J. Fluid Mech. B/Fluids 18, no. 4 693-711 (Published)
1999On the stability of the Hartmann Layer
Phys. Fluids 11, no. 8 2058-2068 (Published)
1999A model for the turbulent Hartmann layer
Phys. Fluids 12, no. 6 1535-1543 (Published)
1997Absolute instability of the Ekman layer and related rotating flows
J. Fluid Mech. 331 405-428 (Published)
1997On the application of the Briggs’ and steepest-descent methods to a boundary-layer flow
Stud. Appl. Maths 98 213-254 (Published)
1997On the effects of suction and injection on the absolute instability of the rotating-disk boundary layer
Phys. Fluids 9 1317-1328 (Published)
1997On the impulse response for swept boundary-layer flows
J. Fluid Mech. 344 317-334 (Published)
1997Formation of Moffat vortex columns in MHD turbulence
Third International Conference on Transfer Phenomena in Magnetohydrodynamic and Electroconducting Flows, Aussois, France   (Published)
1996An experimental study of absolute instability of the rotating-disk boundary-layer flow
J. Fluid Mech. 314 373-405 (Published)
1996Absolute instability of the rotating-disk boundary layer – theory and experiment
Proceedings of 6th European Turbulence Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, eds S Gavrilakis, L Machiels & PA Monkewitz, Kluwer  365-368 (Published)
1995Absolute instability of the boundary layer on a rotating disk
J. Fluid Mech. 299 17-33 (Published)
1994Absolute instability of the rotating-disk boundary layer
Proceedings of IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Sendai, Japan, ed. R Kobayashi, Springer  389-396 (Published)

Internal Reports

Please note that this list might not be complete.

YearTitleDocument Type
1995Stability and transition of the boundary layer on a rotating disk, Cambridge University Doctoral thesis
Published by: Web master at Mechanics, KTH