Hello. I'm Christian Jacobs, a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

My research interests primarily reside in the field of computational fluid dynamics, where I develop advanced numerical modelling techniques to better understand fascinating geophysical and aeronautical flow phenomena. I am a core developer of Fluidity (a computational fluid dynamics framework featuring adaptive unstructured mesh capabilities) which I use to simulate explosive volcanic eruptions and understand the subsequent formation of ash plumes. More recently, I have worked on the OPESCI project to develop a high-order discontinuous finite element-based code for elastic wave modelling.

I also have an interest in research data management, particularly the issues surrounding reproducibility and data provenance in scientific computing. I am the lead developer of the PyRDM and Git-RDM projects which assist researchers in publishing their software source code and data to online, persistent and citable repositories.

For more information on my research, please visit the research page and list of software projects.

In addition to research, I also have a passion for teaching. I regularly deliver computing and mathematics-based courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am also a certified Software Carpentry Instructor, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a STEMNET Ambassador.

On the recreational side of things, I have a strong interest in amateur radio (also known as ham radio). I have been licensed since 2012 and currently hold the callsign 2E0ICL.


You can contact me by email at C.T.Jacobs@soton.ac.uk, or by post:

Dr Christian Jacobs,
Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group,
Building 13 (Tizard),
University of Southampton,
University Road,
SO17 1BJ