Contact Professor Karl Jenkins

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling


Professor 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.

Professor Jenkins has published over 100 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.

Professor 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 and was actively involved initiating one of the Cambridge regional e-Science centre projects entitled Grid Technology for Distance CFD.

Current activities

Reacting flows


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

High Performance Computing

Large Data

Computational Finance.


  • Airbus SE
  • Siemens AG
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Tata Steel


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