Sam Rowley

Project: Modelling of flood dynamics in the middle Severn catchment

Supervisors: Professor Shunqi Pan and Dr Zhihua Xie


Sam has recently graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in Physics. His final year project was entitled ‘Water Vortices 2 – The Ranque-Hilsch Effect In Water’ and involved analysing heat flows in a variety of water vortices, using thermal imaging and computer analysis. He will continue to study at Caridff University on his WISE PhD project.

Work Experience

During his undergraduate degree, Sam has juggled various jobs in the hospitality industry. In addition, he has undertaken various placements and internships in Physics and Aerospace Engineering with both The Ogden Trust and Nuffield Trust.

Research Interests

  • Hydrodynamic modelling of estuaries
  • Water vortex generation