Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Professor Peter Thomas

Academic profile photograph

Professor Peter Thomas

Director of Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

P dot J dot Thomas at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7652 2200

LinkedIn ResearchGate


Peter J. Thomas received the Dipl.-Phys. and Dr.rer.nat. degrees in physics from the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany. Before joining the University of Warwick in 1995 he worked, in Göttingen, at the Max-Planck Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Applied Mechanics, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Thomas is full Professor at Warwick. He is the Director of Warwick’s Fluid Dynamics Research Centre. His main current research interests include the experimental and theoretical investigations of problems in fluid dynamics and of nonlinear mechanical processes in general.

Research Interests

Experimental fluid dynamics, with emphasis on:
  • Rotating Flows
  • Two-Phase Flows
  • Granular Flows
  • Boundary-Layer Transition.
  • Fluid-Flow Compliant-Wall Interactions

Teaching Interests

  • ES193, Engineering Mathematics
  • ES2C5, Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • ES3D6, Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers

Selected Publications

Projects and Grants