Adrien received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from UTC Compiègne, France, having studied two years abroad at the TU Vienna, DLR Stuttgart and University of Illinois at Urbana Champain, where he wrote his thesis on the hydrodynamics of suspensions of active particles. He obtained a MSc from Ecole Polytechnique on numerical estimations of tidal dissipation in the deep ocean. As part of the MUST project he performs laboratory experiments on the stratified shear flow in an inclined duct, using simultaneous, time-resolved, volumetric measurements of velocity and density. He is mainly interested in elucidating the stability, nonlinear waves, turbulent transition and mixing of such flows.
Niall completed his BSc in Applied Mathematics at the National University of Ireland, Galway and MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford. His current research interests involve fluid-structure interaction and fracture propagation. During his PhD, Niall experimentally explores fluid-driven fractures in hydrogels. We have produced novel experiments, which allows observation of a rich parameter space, and provides new insights into complicated physical processes.