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Dr Graham Hawkes

Visiting Professor

Academic and research departments

School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.


Areas of specialism

Engineering Communication, Collaboration and Technical Advisory Skills; Wind Farm Aerodynamics; Fluids Mechanics and Heat Transfer

My qualifications

MEng - Engineering Science (1st Class Honours)
St. Catherine's College - University of Oxford
D.Phil - Engineering Science (Experimental Aerodynamics and Instrumentation)
Balliol College - University of Oxford

Previous roles

2005 - Current
Engineering Manager - Energy Technology
Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

Affiliations and memberships

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Fellow (IMechE)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
European Engineer (Eur Ing)


Meyer Forsting, A., Branlard, E., Troldborg, N., van der Lann, P., Rathmann, O., Gribben, B., and Hawkes, G., (2021) Verification of induction zone models for wind farm annual energy production estimation.
Journal of Physics Conference Series, Wake Conference 2021 15-17 June 2021, Visby, Sweden
Gribben, B., Hawkes, G., Meyer Forsting, A., and Brown, R., (2020) Blockage Effects - Implications on Design and Operation of Offshore Wind Farms.
Global Offshore Wind 2020
Hawkes, G., Gribben, B., Meyer Forsting, A., Troldborg, N., Lindsay, E., and Brown, R., (2020) Developing and Appraising a Toolbox of Numerical Models to Quantify Global Blockage Effects.
Wind Europe: Resource Assessment & Analysis of Operating Wind Farms
Hawkes, G., Gribben, G., Meyer Forsting, A., and Troldborg, N., (2019) Offshore Wind Accelerator; Global Blockage Effects in Offshore Wind Farms: Knowns, Unknowns and Opportunities.
Wind Europe Resource Assessment 2019
Hawkes, G., Carter, C., and Smethurst, C., (2017) Management of flow generated noise on naval platforms.
RINA Warship
MacPherson, G., Myers, M., Hawkes, G., and Naylor, E., (2016) The Role of Modelling in Understanding Emissions from Biomass Combustion Plants.
APG TF Workshop: Power generation (coal, gas, and biomass) under increasingly stringent emissions regulations
Hawkes, G., (2016) Translating Best Practice into Fit-for-purpose Analysis: Case Studies and Examples.
NAFEMS A Guide to High-fidelity CFD for Industry Engineering Analysis and Simulation
Hawkes, G., and Hunn, K., (2015) Flow Induced Vibration Assessment of the Shah Deniz II Manifold.
IMechE Offshore Engineering Conference
Hawkes, G., (2015) Early Life Cycle Risk-based Decision-making for Flow Assurance.
SPE: Flow Assurance Ensuring Production Today, Creating Solutions for Tomorrow
Hawkes, G., (2015) Flow Induced Vibration – The Unseen Flow Assurance Risk.
SPE: Flow Assurance Ensuring Production Today, Creating Solutions for Tomorrow
Hawkes, G., and Farrell, D., (2015) Risk-based Assessment of Flow Assurance Challenges
SPE Offshore Europe: ITF Ultra-Deepwater Session
Horton, J., Neville, T., and Hawkes, G., (2015) The development and validation of a numerical modelling approach for rotorcraft ditching.
41st European Rotorcraft Forum
Hawkes, G., (2014) Use of Simulation to Complement the Inspection and Maintenance of Gas Turbine Exhaust Duct Systems.
Subsea Australasia Conference 2014, Perth
Harris, P. and Hawkes, G., (2013) A Balanced Approach for the Effective Use of Advanced Simulation in Subsea Flow Assurance.
AOG Conference Perth
Hawkes, G., Scott, R., Payne, A., and Carter. C., (2010) Super Yacht Airwake: Comparing Methods of Assessment and their Application to Design
Journal of Small Craft Technology , Vol. 152, Part B1, pp. 21-32
Hawkes, G., Scott, R., Payne, A., and Carter, C. (2009) Assessment of Super Yacht Airwake and its Application to Design
RINA 2009 Design, Construction and Operation of Super and Mega Yachts, Genoa Italy
Hawkes, G., Scott, R., Reese, S., and Payne, A., (2008) Enhancement of Marine Craft Design Through the CFMS Programme: Studies on the Effect of Meshing Techniques and Solver Discretisation on Solution Fidelity and Computational Cost
RINA Marine CFD 2008, Southampton
Hawkes, G., Scott, R., and Neville, T., (2007) Analysis of Helicopter Ditching–Hydrodynamic Modelling and Comparison with Tank Tests
IMechE Seminar on Rotorcraft, Structural Integrity and Survivability, Filton, Bristol
Scott, R., Hawkes, G., and Neville, T., (2006) Analysis of Helicopter Ditching–Hydrodynamic Modelling and Comparison with Tank Test
NAFEMS Seminar on Simulation Versus Test, Knutsford, Cheshire, UK