Dr Benedict Rogers


Contact details

Dr Benedict  Rogers
Role: Senior Lecturer
         MEng (Hons), DPhil (Oxon)

Room number: H13, Pariser
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 306 2615
Fax:+44 (0) 161 200 3723

Professional biography

Ben read Engineering Science with first class honours at the University of Oxford and then stayed on for a D.Phil. under the supervision of Professors Alistair Borthwick and Paul Taylor. In 2002, he moved to the US to work with Professor Robert A. Dalrymple on coastal engineering research and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). He then spent a year at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland working with Prof. Marc Parlange on LES flows over hills. In 2005, he moved back to the UK to continue working on SPH with Professors Peter Stansby and Dominique Laurence at the University of Manchester where he was an RCUK Research Fellow (2007-2012), a Senior Lecturer (2012-2014) and Reader.

He is a founding member of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics European Research Interest Community (SPHERIC), the international organisation representing the development and use of SPH. He is a member of the Steering Committee and runs the website (http://wiki.manchester.ac.uk/spheric). Ben is also a core developer of the open-source SPHysics code (http://www.sphysics.org) and is the leader of the SPH Specialist Group in Manchester.

Research interests

  • Free-surface hydrodynamics, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Shallow Water Equations (SWEs)
  • Numerical methods
  • multi-phase flows
  • wave breaking
List of Postgraduate research projects is available on Research themes pages


  • Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
  • Computational Hydraulics
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Computation

Teaching Unit(s):

  • MACE11602 Mechanics (Aero/Mech)
  • MACE20351 Computation 2
  • MACE42001 Computational Hydraulics
  • MACE61070 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics

Teaching materials are available in Blackboard
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