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Dr Tom Kent

Research fellow (0.5FTE) and Tutorial Assistant (0.5FTE)
Areas of expertise
geophysical and computational fluid dynamics; numerical methods for hyperbolic problems; hydraulic / shallow water-type modelling; data assimilation; numerical weather prediction
11.01 School of Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
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 at 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).