Jitesh Gajjar


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I have many projects of potential interest to PhD students interested in theoretical and computational aspects of fluid mechanics.  Please contact me directly for an upto date list of current projects.

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For further information please contact me on j.gajjar@manchester.ac.uk

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  • CFD, Fluid Dynamics, Hydrodynamic Stability Theory, Laminar Separation, Asymptotic Methods

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Currently Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester  since 2007.
Director of Social Responsibility in the School of Mathematics since 2016.
Chronological order of posts held:
Sept 2007- Professor of Applied Mathematics.
May 2001-2007 Reader in Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester.
Sept. 1994 Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester.
Sept. 1991 Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester
Sept. 1985 Lecturer, University of Exeter.
Nov 1983- Aug 1985, Research Scientist, B.M.T. Ltd. 


Research interests

 Areas of expertise: High-speed flows, Triple-deck theory, Laminar separation,
Hydrodynamic stability theory, computational fluid dynamics,
parallel computing,

Research experience:

I have worked and published extensively on various aspects of the
linear and nonlinear development of
cross-flow instability in three-dimensional incompressible and
compressible  boundary layer flows, numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes
equations, nonlinear critical layer theory, instabilities in
the flow over compliant surfaces. My recent research  work is focussed on developing
methods for computing  two-dimensional and three-dimensional partial-differential eigenvalue problems for globally unstable flows.

I have successfully supervised 19 PhD students.

Co-author of Fluid Dynamics I, by A.I. Ruban and J.S.B. Gajjar, Oxford Univ. Press.

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