Contact Dr Karl Jenkins

Areas of expertise

Background

Dr Jenkins gained a PhD from the University of Manchester which focused on computational and experimental water waves breaking interacting with coastal structures. This expertise in CFD and High Performance Computing was extended in a post-doctoral position at Cambridge University as the Sir Arthur Marshall Research Fellow where he studied turbulent combustion using Direct Numerical Simulation.

Dr Jenkins has published over 60 papers and has won the Gaydon prize for the most significant paper contribution at a leading symposium on combustion held in Chicago. He is a member of the United Kingdom Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows (UKCTRF). He has been invited to give numerous international and domestic seminars and to participate as a discussion panel member at international HPC DNS/LES conferences in the US.

Dr Jenkins has also worked in industry for Allot and Lomax Consulting Engineers and Davy Distington Ltd, working on various commercial CFD codes and training engineers in their use. He has worked on adaptive parallel grid techniques, and has developed parallel codes for academic use and for blue chip companies such as Rolls Royce plc. He has also been actively involved in one of the Cambridge regional e-Science centre projects entitled Grid Technology for Distance CFD.

Current activities

  • Combustion
  • Turbulence
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • High Performance Computing
  • Large Data
  • Computational Finance.

Dr Jenkins is the MSc Programme Director for:

MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering

MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics .

MSc in Aerospace Computational Engineering

Clients

  • Airbus
  • Seimens
  • Rolls Royce
  • EPSRC
  • Tata Steel

Publications

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Conference Papers