Professor Onno Bokhove


Current PhD Students Leeds

  • Luca Cantarello (NERC Case with Met Office; with Steve Tobias)
  • Josepht Elmes (NERC co-I to Stephen Griffiths)
  • Janet Peifer (as co-I with Steve Tobias)
  • Yang Lu (EU project EID with MARIN)
  • Wajiha Rehman (EU project EID with MARIN)

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)

MSc two years

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


  • Impact Coordinator
  • 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)
  • Fluid Structure Interactions (co-teaching)


Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Current postgraduate researchers

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