My research project
The effect of multi-scale roughness on the structure of atmospheric turbulence
It is estimated that “the cities of the future” will host an increasing percentage of the world’s population thanks to the proliferation of tall buildings that maximise the provision of housing and office per footprint area. These buildings and their characteristic geometries shape the atmospheric turbulence influencing both the pedestrian comfort and the air quality at street level. However, studies on realistic city layouts are rare. A series of wind tunnel experiments within the EnFlo Laboratory, at the University of Surrey, is underway to explore the effect of different geometric features of these tall buildings on the structure of the atmospheric turbulence, and ultimately, to inform policy makers on urban air quality.
University roles and responsibilities
- Graduate Teaching Assitant
- Maths and Statistics Advice tutor
Business, industry and community links
Currently our Air Quality Monitoring Kit uses ESP32 as an IoT Device and environmental sensors such as PM2.5, PM10, Relative Humidity, Altitude, Temperature, Barometric Pressure and other hazardous pollutants to measure air pollutants within a 100sqm distance. In generating this data we hope to provide companies and individuals with specific awareness of the air quality around them. We can then provide climate action strategies and solutions.