Professor Onno Bokhove


Current PhD Students Leeds

  • Yang Lu (EU project EID with Mark Kelmanson & MARIN)
  • Wajiha Rehman (EU project EID with Mark Kelmanson & MARIN)
  • Aly Ilyas (co-I to Arief Gusnanto; start 2024-2028)

Past Leeds PhD students

  • Tom Kent 2014-2016 (EPSRC Case Met Office; with Steve Tobias)
  • Floriane Gidel 2015-2018 (EU project with Mark Kelmanson)
  • Tomasz Salwa 2015-2019 (EU project with Mark Kelmanson)
  • Erily Moulopoulou 2015-2019 (NERC case)
  • Luca Cantarello (NERC Case with Met Office; with Steve Tobias; finised in 2021)
  • Josepht Elmes (NERC co-I to Stephen Griffiths, finished in 2022)
  • Janet Peifer (as co-I with Steve Tobias, finished in 2022)

MSc two years

  • Will Booker 2015-2019 (now at Met Office)


  • Co-director DTC Fluid Dynamics Leeds

Research interests

My particular interest is in the applied mathematics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: design and testing of laboratory configurations for validation of mathematical models, computational techniques for PDEs (discontinuous Galerkin FEM), Hamiltonian fluid dynamics, idealised models for weather prediction, and hydraulic solutions of hyperbolic systems.

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Student education

  • Teaching (Advanced) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics with Dr. Sam Pegler: MATH3458/MATH5458
  • Teaching Numerics in Foundations of Fluid Dynamics: MATH5453
  • Supervise MATH3001 projects: Mortage App Leaning Tool (MATL 2016/2017); making a learning app on taxation (2017/2018)
  • Supervise MMATH project: Wetropolis & Making a splash with Solitons (2016/2017), Shocking Granular Flows (2017/2018)
  • Supervise Year in Industry placements (2016/2017, 2017/2018)
  • Teaching MATH2640 Introduction to Optimisation (2019-2020, 2020-2021 till present)
  • Fluid Structure Interactions (co-teaching till 2024 --last year)
  • MATH3001 3rd year projects: Art of optimisation, Lorenz curves and taxation (econometrics, mathematical economics)


Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Current postgraduate researchers

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