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 involved with the delivery of a range of undergraduate courses including in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, while he has previously held the roles Director of Postgraduate Teaching in the School of Engineering, Programme Coordinator for MSc Subsea Engineering, and the project coordinator for MSc and undergraduate projects.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
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Violent droplet impacts with non-flat surfacesJournal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 939, A31Contributions to Journals: Articles
A comparison of pre-impact gas cushioning and Wagner theory for liquid-solid impactsPhysics of Fluids, vol. 31, 042101Contributions to Journals: Articles
Modelling mist flow for investigating liquid loading in gas wellsJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 170, pp. 476-484Contributions to Journals: Articles
Streamwise-travelling viscous waves in channel flowsJournal of Engineering Mathematics, vol. 111, no. 1, pp. 23-49Contributions to Journals: Articles
LNG-solid impacts with gas cushioning and phase changeJournal of fluids and structures, vol. 80, pp. 22-36Contributions to Journals: Articles
Double Contact During Drop Impact on a Solid Under Reduced Air PressurePhysical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 21, 214502Contributions to Journals: Letters
Gas-cushioned droplet impacts with a thin layer of porous mediaJournal of Engineering Mathematics, vol. 102, pp. 65-87Contributions to Journals: Articles
Convex hull method for the determination of vapour-liquid equilibria (VLE) phase diagrams for binary and ternary systemsFluid Phase Equilibria, vol. 431, pp. 34-47Contributions to Journals: Articles
Laminar Streaks in Oscillating Boundary LayersProcedia IUTAM, vol. 14, pp. 264–273Contributions to Journals: Articles
Laminar streak growth above a spanwise oscillating wallJournal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 768, pp. 348-374Contributions to Journals: Articles