Dr Tom Kent
- Position: Research fellow (0.5FTE) and Tutorial Assistant (0.5FTE)
- Areas of expertise: geophysical fluid dynamics; numerical methods for hyperbolic problems; hydraulic / shallow water-type modelling; data assimilation; numerical weather prediction
- Email: T.Kent@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3807
- Location: 11.01 School of Mathematics
I completed a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Bristol (2007-2011), with one year spent abroad at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. Subsequently, I obtained an MSc in Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Birmingham (2012), before spending 3 months as a visiting scientist at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany, on an EU-funded Short Term Scientific Mission grant.
Having developed interest in applied mathematics and meteorology, I was awarded a PhD by the School of Maths, Univeristy of Leeds (2013-2016), working in collaboration with the Met Office. This was followed by 5 months as a postdoctoral researcher on two EPSRC-funded projects. After several months travelling around the UK, Europe, and New Zealand, I returned to Leeds in January 2018 as a tutorial assistant (0.5FTE) and, from August 2018, a research fellow (0.5FTE) on the EPSRC-funded DARE project.
My personal website can be found here.
My research interests concern the mathematical and statistical modelling of atmospheric and environmental phenomena, including:
- geophysical fluid dynamics,
- numerical methods for hyperbolic problems,
- hydraulic and shallow water-type modelling,
- data assimilation and filtering theory,
- numerical weather prediction,
- climate downscaling and bias correction.
- PhD Applied Mathematics
- MSc Meteorology and Climatology
- BSc Mathematics (with study abroad)
Research groups and institutes
- Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
- Applied Mathematics