Thomas E. Padgett


In 2015 I graduated from the Univeristy of Leeds with a Master’s of Engineering (MEng) in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering. I also completed two competitive internships during my undergraduate degree; one within the School of Mechanical Engineering consider retroactive fitting of haptic feedback devices to lower limb prostheses, and the second at Airbus Group Innovations considering topological optimisation of aerospace critical components for reduced weight using state of the art metallic additive manufacturing techniques. 

I am currently undertaking an MSc / PhD within the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Leeds.


Research interests

I am interested in modelling real processes and using the results to understand real-world impact and advise policy changes. My PhD considers agent-based modelling and its application in predicting upstream fish migration pathways in British rivers; particularly in overcoming anthropogenic instream barriers.