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Dr Chris Nicholls

Roles and subjects

Lecturer in Engineering



Academic Background

MEng, DPhil

I studied engineering from 2012-16 as an undergraduate at Hertford College, Oxford. I then moved to Lincoln College and studied for a DPhil in Active Flow Control at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute (OTI). I completed my graduate studies in 2021 and am now a Junior Research Fellow in Engineering at Trinity College as well as a postdoctoral research assistant in the Active Flow Control group at OTI. I held a stipendiary lectureship at St. John’s College in the 2019-20 academic year, and have taught a 3rd year course at departmental level in the past.

Undergraduate Teaching

Mathematics, Electronic & Information Engineering.

Research Interests

My research is focused on fluidic devices – devices that can be used to control fluid flows in aerospace applications. My approach is to employ an information engineering perspective to describe their operation. Use of the language and tools of control theory and signal processing has provided an alternative context for the subject, which is traditionally tackled through consideration of the fluid mechanics alone.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also the Department of Engineering Science and the Oxford Thermofluids Institute.