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Dr Elena Marensi

Position: Research associate
Telephone: (0114) 2223825
Office: G31 Hicks building
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Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Research group: Fluid Dynamics


  • 2017- Postdoctoral research assistant, SOMAS, Sheffield UK
  • 2012-2016 PhD Mechanical Engineering, Sheffiled UK (jointly with IHPC Singapore)
  • 2010-2012 Master Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, Genoa, Italy

Research interests:

  • Nonlinear dynamics: turbulence and transition in pipe flows
  • Aerodynamic boundary-layer transition
  • Flow instabilities and control
I am currently working on the EPSRC project Optimisation in Fluid Mechanics (most recent publications below) See also My Google Scholar page

Teaching interests:

Lecturer (2018 - 2019)
  • MAS320 Fluid Mechanics I
Teaching assistant:
  • MAS280 Mechanics and fluids
  • MAS222 Differential Equations
  • MAS254 Computational and Numerical Methods
  • MAS316 Mathematical modelling of natural systems