Dr Benedict Rogers (MEng (Hons), DPhil (Oxon)) - personal details


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Dr Benedict Rogers

Role: Reader


Tel: 0161 306-2615

Location: Pariser Building-H13
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




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 now Reader (2015 onwards).

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 has been a member of the Steering Committee since 2005, ran the website from 2005-2015 (http://wiki.manchester.ac.uk/spheric), and is now leading SPHERIC as the new Chair.  Ben is also a core developer of the open-source SPH codes, SPHysics, SWE-SPHysics (http://www.sphysics.org) and DualSPHysics (http://www.dual.sphysics.org).  He is the leader of the SPH Specialist Group in Manchester.

His research activities include:

numerical simulation and experimental investigation of free-surface flows, coastal hydrodynamics, shallow water equations (SWEs), natural hazards modelling (flooding and tsunamis), specialising in the use of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and finite volume methods (FVMs) accelerated using novel low-energy hardware such as graphics processing units (GPUs) and massively parallel high-performance computing (HPC) systems.  New applications of SPH are also being explored such as high-temperature and multi-phase simulations including laser processing, intumescent paints, sludge flows, etc.


Scopus Author ID: 7202487190

ORCID profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3269-7979

Thompson-Reuters ResearcherID (Web of Science): http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-1365-2011

Google Scholar Homepage: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=tN6_jWcAAAAJ


DualSPHysics YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/DualSPHysics


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