Prof. Alfonso A. Castrejon-Pita MSc, MA (Oxf) DPhil (Oxf)

Group Leader, Associate Professor (Fluid Mechanics) and Royal Society University Research Fellow

Tutorial Fellow, Wadham College.

Prof. A. A. Castrejon-Pita obtained his D.Phil. in Physics at the University of Oxford, funded by a prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate award. His research was centred on experimental and theoretical studies of synchronization phenomena in fluid dynamics in the context of geophysical flows. This was followed by a postdoctoral position in the same laboratory funded by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council, UK) on the experimental demonstration of chaos synchronization in mutually coupled fluid flows, with greater implications to atmospheric dynamics such as weather forecast. From April 2011 to September 2013 he was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, and a Researcher at St. John’s College, where he redirected his research towards a better understanding of the dynamics of small-scale free surface flows. Prof. Castrejon-Pita was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in October 2013 which he holds at the University of Oxford, where he is also an Associate Professor (Fluid Mechanics) and a Tutorial Fellow of Wadham College. In Oxford, he established the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory for the study of drops and liquid jets. In addition to his research activities he covers several undergraduate (tutorials) courses at Wadham including mathematics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. He also supervises and advises undergraduate, MEng, MSc(R) and DPhil students in the the Department and in College.

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, UK
Tel: (Office) +44 (0)1865 273019
Tel: (Laboratory) +44 (0)1865 283396
Wadham College,
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 277921



Ellis Parry (DPhil, St. John’s College). Ellis' project deals with the printing of complex fluids, development of bespoke droplet generators, and droplet visualisation - with Prof. Stephen Morris (Soft Photonics)

Cristian Soitu (DPhil. Harris Manchester College, Oxford). Cristian is working on the development of capillary-driven fluidic devices. 

John McCarthy (DPhil. St. Cross College, Oxford).

Benjamin Fudge (4YP, MEng, Wadham College, Oxford). 

Desanka Markovic (4YP, MEng, Wadham College, Oxford). 

William Dick-Cleland (4YP, MEng, Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford)



Summer 2015

 Fluids Lab, Summer 2015. From left to right - F J Gomez, A Said, Prof. E Ramos, Prof. A A Castrejon-Pita, Prof. H Gonzalez, and C. Howland.

Academic Visitors:

Prof. Francisco Javier Garcia-Garcia (University of Seville) From July 2017

Former members

Will Wheeler (MEng, Christ Church College, 2016/2017).

Emilie Benedicte Monique Raguin (ENS TA ParisTech) Summer 2016

Dr. Emilio J. Vega R. (University of Extremadura) Summer 2016. Academic Visitor

Benjamin Fudge (Wadham, Oxford) Summer 2016. EPSRC Vacation Bursary Student

Christopher Howland (MMath, Trinity College ) Summer 2015. Now at DAMTP, PhD Student.

John Hendrick (MEng, St Catherine College, 2015/2016).

Dongjin Kim (MEng. Jesus College, 2015/2016). 

Daniel Zajarias-Fainsod (MSc. (Res), Wadham College) 2014-2016

Prof. Eduardo Ramos (IER-UNAM, Mexico) RAEng Newton Fund Partnership Summer 2015. Back in Mexico!

Prof. Heliodoro Gonzalez (University of Seville, Spain) Summer 2015

Francisco Jose Gomez (PhD, University of Seville Seville) Summer 2015

Ahmed Said (PhD, University of Seville Seville) Summer 2015. Now Postdoc at University of Seville

Cindy Chen (MEng, Lady Margaret Hall) 2014-2015

Nicholas Jones (MEng, Jesus College) 2014-2015. Now at EDF Energy