Programme & Instructions

Online Abstract Brochure and Programme

UK Fluids Conference series:

The UK Fluids Conference aims to bring together all those involved in fluid mechanics research in the UK. PhD students and post-doctoral researchers are encouraged to attend as well as established researchers. There will be a lively programme of invited and contributed talks, and poster sessions, to foster communication amongst the community.

The UK Fluids Conference took place previously in London (ICL, 2016), Leeds (2017), Manchester (2018), Cambridge (2019) and Southampton (online, 2021).

This year, the UK Fluids Conference will be held at The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, during 6-8th September 2022.

This year keynote speakers are Prof Catherine Noakes OBE FREng, University of Leeds, Dr Julien Hoessler, McLaren, and Dr Nathalie Vriend, BP Institute, Cambridge University. This year’s UKFN Thesis Prize Winner Dr Craig Duguid is also invited to give a talk on his prize-winning research.

Instructions for session chairs for parallel sessions:

Each talk is allocated a 13-minute slot (10 minutes talks, 2 minutes questions, 1 minute changeover). The role of session chairs is to keep the sessions to time. Chairs will provide short introduction of talks, invite and moderate questions and getting the next speaker set up. A synchronised clock will be available in each room to show presenting (10 min), Q&A (2 min) and changeover (1 min) time for each talk. Once the Clock shows Q&A time, ask the presenter go to the last slide and conclude their talk. Chairs should be present from 5-10 minutes before the session to meet the session assistant and speakers. In the event that a speaker is absent, a gap should be left in the session so that the following talks start at the times stated in the programme. Chair should also complete the Student Prize Form at the end of their sessions.

Instructions for keynote session speakers and chairs:

Each keynote talk is allocated 45 minutes and please speak for no longer than 35 minutes and leave 10 minutes for questions. The chair should introduce the speaker, invite and moderate questions.

Instructions for presenters in oral sessions:

Each talk is allocated 12 minutes with a further minute for change over. You should finish speaking in 10 minutes leaving 2 minutes for questions. A synchronised clock in each room will show presenting (10 min), Q&A (2 min) and changeover (1 min) time for each talk. You should immediately go to the last slide and conclude your talk once in Q&A time. Presenters should be at the front of the room from 5-10 minutes before the session to meet the session chair and assistant. You should copy your presentation to the computer for the projector or test your laptop during this time. Presenters should remain in the room after the session to facilitate informal discussions.

Instructions for poster sessions:

Your poster is allocated to one of the 2 poster sessions. Please mount your poster on the allocated display board during the lunch time on the day of your session. Posters can remain on the boards until the end of the conference. Please be present at your poster throughout your session and be ready with a short tour of your poster (1-2 minutes) when you get visitors. Your poster should be in A0 Portrait format.


The Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday 7th September at the Firth Hall (Directions ) starting from 7:00pm - Due to restricted numbers only those who have confirmed their attendance are invited.