Dr Gareth Keevil
- Position: Experimental Officer
- Areas of expertise: experimental fluid dynamics; experimental sedimentology; application of particle imaging velocimetry; imaging of fluid dynamics; applications of lasers in fluid dynamics
- Email: G.M.Keevil@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 6765
- Location: 8.129 Earth and Environment Building
- Website: Twitter | ORCID
I am the Experimental Officer in the Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory within the School of Earth & Environment. My research focuses on process sedimentology and I am interested in the fluid and sediment dynamics of natural systems. I undertook a Geology BSc at Bristol, an MSc in Sedimentology at Reading and a PhD at Leeds on the bend dynamics of submarine channel systems.
- School Laser Safety Officer
- Experimental modelling of submarine channel systems
- The processes of sand injection
- Development of novel imaging techniques to monitor fluidised sediment systems
- Interaction of vegetation and coherent flow structures within rivers
- Development of new techniques in experimental sedimentology
- Application of PIV and LDA within experimental sedimentology
Completed PhD Students
- Jess Ross. Project Title: The dynamics of sand injectites and associated soft sediment deformation structures.
- Luan Ho. Project Title: Multi-pulsed turbidity current dynamics and geological implications.
Current PhD Students
- Georgina Williams. Project Title: Segregation in high concentration particulate flows.
- Caroline Marshall. Project Title: Turbulence in density currents.
- Charlie Lloyd. Project Title: Shark biomimetics - drag reduction in sharks: beyond parallel riblets.
- Charllotte Allen. Project Title: Evolution, processes and deposits of high latitude submarine fans.
I teach part of module on Foundations of Fluids, as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics. Specifically the measurement of fluid dynamics, this comprises a mixture of traditional lectures and a series of hands on practical classes. In these classes the students learn to undertake measurements of fluids and are introduced to a range of measurement techniques, such as ultrasonics vlocity measurement, using Acoustic Doppler velocimetry (ADV) and Ultrasonic Doppler profiling (UVP) and optical techniques such Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV).
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Applied Geoscience