Dr Peter Hicks joined the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen in 2013. Dr Hicks holds an MMath from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of East Anglia. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield, University College London and the University of East Anglia. He also spent time on industrial secondment work with AeroTex UK, investigating aircraft icing.
Dr Hicks' research interests are in fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling and industrial mathematics. His work is on the dynamics of violent fluid flows in relation to gas entrainment, phase change and splashing in droplet impacts, sloshing and ship slamming. He has also studied boundary layer receptivity and flows in porous media.
Dr Hicks is the Director of Postgraduate Teaching in the School of Engineering, while he is also involved with the delivery of a range of undergraduate courses including in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
Course coordinator for EG3007 Engineering Analysis and Methods.
Course coordinator for EG3521 Engineering Thermodynamics.
Course contributor for EG40JJ Fluid Dynamics.
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Director of Postgraduate Teaching in the School of Engineering