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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 2006-present Professor of Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-present Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 2001-2006 Reader in Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-2001 University Lecturer, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1992-1997 Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • 1987-1993 Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University.

Research

John Lister has a wide range of interests both in fundamental fluid mechanics and in the application of fluid mechanics to understand processes in geophysics. Some indication of this range is provided by the following topics:

Fluid driven crack propagation and dykes, Infinite-Prandtl number convection and mantle dynamics, Capillary pinch-off and film rupture, Similarity solutions and finite-time singularities, Viscous gravity currents and lava flows, Particle-laden flows, turbidity currents and sedimentation, The thermodynamics and fluid dynamics of the Earth's core, Low Reynolds number flow, Flows with solidification or temperature-dependent viscosity.

Selected Publications

http://www.itg.cam.ac.uk/people/John/pubs.html

Publications

Buoyancy-driven plumes in a layered porous medium
DR Hewitt, GG Peng, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
883,
a37
Motion of a non-axisymmetric particle in viscous shear flow
IR Thorp, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
872,
532
Viscous control of shallow elastic fracture: Peeling without precursors
JR Lister, DJ Skinner, TMJ Large
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
868,
119
Viscous-fingering mechanisms under a peeling elastic sheet
GG Peng, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
864,
1177
Shock formation in two-layer equal-density viscous gravity currents
TF Dauck, F Box, L Gell, JA Neufeld, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
863,
730
Viscous fingering in a radial elastic-walled Hele-Shaw cell
D Pihler-Puzović, GG Peng, JR Lister, M Heil, A Juel
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
849,
163
Capillary retraction of the edge of a stretched viscous sheet
JP Munro, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2018)
844,
r1
Stability of three-dimensional columnar convection in a porous medium
DR Hewitt, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
829,
89
Scaling laws and dynamics of bubble coalescence
CR Anthony, PM Kamat, SS Thete, JP Munro, JR Lister, MT Harris, OA Basaran
– Physical Review Fluids
(2017)
2,
083601
The relaxation time for viscous and porous gravity currents following a change in flux
TV Ball, HE Huppert, JR Lister, JA Neufeld
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2017)
821,
330
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Research Group

Theoretical Geophysics

Room

H1.08

Telephone

01223 330888