School of Earth and Environment

Partners and Affiliations

The Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory has been a NERC-recognised facility since 2007.

Our 3D LDA/ 2D PDA and 2C PIV laser equipment is supplied by Dantec dynamics. The Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is a Dantec centre of excellence.

Commencing in September 2014, Leeds hosts an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics. The Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory will play a key role in delivering laboratory-based teaching and hosting cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, laboratory-based doctoral research projects.

Petroleum Leeds brings together the Engineering and Geoscience expertise that is relevant to the oil and gas industry at the University of Leeds to create a world-leading research centre.

The Turbidites Research Group is a recognised leader in the study and analysis of deep marine clastic sedimentary systems.

water@leeds exists to bring together water research services at the University of Leeds under a single umbrella.

Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory staff work closely with Sellafield Ltd. and staff from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering to research the flows of particulate suspensions through pipe systems.

A new Sludge Centre of Excellence has been established at the University of Leeds, UK to research the clean up and disposal of radioactive sludge from the UK’s nuclear industry.