Professional Activities

  • Chairman of NAFEMS CFD working group

  • Member of the editorial board for the NAFEMS International Journal of CFD Case Studies

  • Member of NAFEMS Technical Liaison Group

  • Founding Member of the Professional Simulation Engineer scheme and certified to advanced level

  • Commissioning Editor for Benchmark magazine 2016-2019

  • FE-Net Participant 2003-2005; European thematic network for promoting best practice industrial application of finite element technology

  • Limited AutoSim participant; EU funded project on analysis within the automotive industry (2006-2008)

  • STEM Ambassador

  • Co-ordinator for NODES (NAFEMS Open-network for Diversity in Engineering Simulation


  • Analysis Planning and Simulation Data Management: Complementary Techniques to Ensure Confidence in Simulation, NAFEMS World Congress, Quebec, June 2019

  • Analysis Planning and Simulation Data Management, Complementary Techniques to Assure Confidence in Simulation Results. Increasing Confidence in Numerical Simulation, NAFEMS Nordic seminar, Oslo, December 2017 - co-keynote speaker  

  • The Challenges of Validation: An Industrial Perspective. NAFEMS seminar on Quality and Trust in Industrial CFD 6, Gaydon April 2014 - also chaired and co-organised  

  • Validation challenges of Industrial CFD, 2nd International Workshop on Validation of Computational Mechanics Models, VANESSA project. London, UK. November 2013 - keynote speaker 

  • Workshop on CAD for CFD at NAFEMS 2010 UK Conference, Oxford June 2010 - co-chaired

  • Integrated Design, Search and Optimisation for All, NAFEMS World Congress 2009, Crete, June 2009 

  • Layout Optimisation Brings Step Change in Wind Farm Yield, All Energy, Aberdeen May 2009

  • Demonstration of the Quality and Reliability of CFD Simulations: Customer Requirements, NAFEMS seminar on CFD Simulation in the Aerospace Industry: State-of-the-art in Quality and Reliability 5, Nottingham, March 2009 - also co-chairman

  • Supporting Design Engineers using FloWizard to Simulate Hydraulic Assemblies, NAFEMS seminar on Front-Loading CFD in the Design Process, Coventry 2008 - also co-chairman 

  • Performance in Icing Conditions of Centrisep® Engine Air Particle Separator (EAPS) Installations, SAE international conference on Aircraft and Engine Icing, Seville, 2007

  • Current and Continuing Issues in CFD, NAFEMS Fitness for Purpose Seminar, ESA, Noordwijk 2006 and also at AutoSim Technology Workshop, Lisbon 2007

  • Quality Issues for CFD, Management and Quality Assurance Workshop, FE-Net Technology Workshop, Spain, 2004

  • Planning a CFD Analysis, Quality and Reliability of CFD Simulations. Joint NAFEMS / ERCOFTAC seminar, Coventry, 2004 - also chair and organiser

  • The Validation of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of the Flow into a Helicopter Engine Intake, NAFEMS Seminar, Industrial Turbulent Flows: CFD simulation and validation, IMechE, London 2003 - also chair and organiser

  • The Application of CFD to Simulate the Flow into a Helicopter Engine Intake, Fluent User Group Meeting, Sheffield 2003 

  • CFD Modelling of Bubble Driven Flows, NAFEMS Multiphase Flow seminar, University of Warwick, 2000ent team (6 experts) for LinkedIn Computational Fluid Dynamics Group


  • Engineering Apprentices BTEC at Peta UK

  • Various XFlow user training courses: throughout 2012

  • Epsilon Euskadi METCA MSc. Applied Automotive CFD 2010 & 2011

  • Cranfield Uni. Motorsport Engineering and Management MSc. Aerodynamics and CFD, Oct 2010

  • Practical CFD: Overview and Hints and Tips, NAFEMS webinar October 2009

  • Short lecture series: ‘Practical CFD’ for Environmental Engineering MSc, Portsmouth Uni, May 2008 

Chaired Discussions

  • Open CFD discussion. NAFEMS World Congress June 2019, Quebec June 2019

  • Analysis Planning and Simulation Data Management: Complementary Techniques to Ensure Confidence in Simulation discussion session. NAFEMS 2018 UK conference, Milton Keynes July 2018 

  • Open CFD discussion. NAFEMS World Congress June 2017, Stockholm June 2017   

  • CFD validation panel discussion, NAFEMS UK conference, Telford, June 2016

  • Open CFD discussion session, NAFEMS World Congress 2009, Crete, June 2009 

Published Books and Articles

  • Technical editorial: interactive simulation, Benchmark October 2018

  • Applications of extended reality: working in the virtual world, Benchmark October 2018

  • Technical editorial: intelligent hoarding, Benchmark July 2018

  • Technical editorial: digital twins, Benchmark April 2018

  • Digital Twin - looking behind the buzzwords, Benchmark April 2018

  • Technical editorial: education, training and professional development, Benchmark October 2017

  • Technical editorial: optimisation, Benchmark July 2017

  • Big questions for the simulation community, Benchmark April 2017

  • Technical editorial: beyond conventional, Benchmark January 2017

  • Technical editorial: confidence in simulation results: thoughts from the technical working groups, Benchmark July 2016

  • Panel discussion on CFD validation, Benchmark July 2016

  • Technical editorial: high performance computing, Benchmark April 2016

  • Event review: HPC & NAFEMS, Benchmark April 2016

  • CAE clouds with silver linings, Benchmark April 2016

Seminars Attended

  • IMechE evening lecture: The UK's Top Formula Student Electric Car: Team Bath Racing Electric, Portsmouth, October 2018 

  • Osborne Reynolds Day, Manchester, September 2018

  • Improving the impact of engineering simulation, NAFEMS seminar, Gaydon, January 2018

  • Efficient preparation of quality simulation models, NAFEMS seminar, Birmingham, October 2017

  • Thermal Modelling, NAFEMS seminar, Madrid, Spain, February 2017

  • A Guide to High-Fidelity CFD for Industry, NAFEMS, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, November 2016

  • Improving HPC Adoption in Engineering Simulation, NAFEMS, Manchester, UK, February 2016

  • A Guide to Hybrid RANS-LES Methods: Industrial Examples and Theory. NAFEMS, Oxfordshire, UK, September 2015

  • NAFEMS / ERCOFTAC seminars on Quality and Reliability in CFD 1 (2004), 2 (2005), 3 (2007), 4 (2008), 5 (2010), 6 (2014) 

  • Computational Aero-acoustics, NAFEMS seminar, Gaydon , UK. November 2013

  • Various IMechE lectures and seminars including: Healthcare Ventilation, Nov 2013, Merlin Icing Operations - A case study Sept 2011

  • RAeS regional lecture: Air accident Investigations, October 2011

  • NAFEMS LES Awareness seminar: Turbulence modelling beyond RANS, Rugby 2010 

  • Simulation supported engineering: Assessing variability with stochastic simulation, NAFEMS Oct 2009

  • IMechE seminars: Grand Review in the State-of-the-Art in the Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flow, April 2001 & 2009 and CFD validation - how much is enough, September 2008

  • NAFEMS Fitness for Purpose Seminar, ESA 2006 & AutoSim Technology Workshop, Lisbon 2007

Training and Workshops Attended

  • IMechE Interviewer Workshop, London, October 2018

  • STEM ambassador induction training, Andover, January 2018

  • IMechE Personal Development Workshop: Using Social Media to promote your business, your career and personal development, Portsmouth, UK, March 2016

  • XFlow training, Paris, August 2011

  • SIMBEST meeting: Simulation and Modelling – State of the Art and Industry Best Practice, Manchester, UK, February 2016

  • NAFEMS management forum on skills management for engineering simulation, 2007 & 2008

  • Training course: Introduction to AmeSim system simulation software, 2007

  • Newmerical Technologies Int. Effective Use of CFD for In-flight Icing Certification, Barcelona Spain 2006


  • NAFEMS UK Conferences 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018 (CFD sessions chaired)

  • NAFEMS World Congresses 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2019 (CFD sessions and discussions chaired)

  • UK fluids conference, Manchester September 2018

  • NAFEMS DACH Regional Conference, Bamberg, Germany May 2018

  • 8th MIRA International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference, Oxfordshire, UK. October 2010 

  • RAeS Conference on Rotorcraft Operations in Icing Conditions, London 2006

  • Ansys Fluent User Group Meetings 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008 and various Fluent / ICEM-CFD events


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