Nigel Wright - Research focused on the use of computers to predict the movement of fluids in the natural and built environment.
- Date: Wednesday 3 October 2012
- Location: Baines Wing
- Cost: £0
Nigel Wright’s research has focused on the use of computers to predict the movement of fluids in the natural and built environment.
From a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Leeds this developed into the study of free surface flows particularly those in rivers. This has led to significant research on predicting flood inundation and his work as part of the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.
Through his involvement in flood risk research and his time spent in the Netherlands his research has broadened to cover the wider social and economic context of work on flood risk and civil engineering. He was first promoted to a chair at the University of Nottingham before taking up a chair at UNESCO-IHE/TU Delft in 2006. He returned to Leeds in 2009 as Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering.