Dr Jerome Neufeld

Fluid dynamics of the Earth
University Lecturer and Royal Society Research Fellow

Dr Jerome Neufeld is Director of Studies in Physics at St Catharine’s and is a University Lecturer at the BP Institute, jointly appointed between the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His research focuses on fluid dynamical processes within the Earth, including the geological storage of carbon dioxide, the solidification and melting of ice in the polar oceans, the emplacement and solidification of magma chambers, the growth of the Earth’s inner core, and the flow of the Earth’s crust on geological timescales. His approach is to combine physical models with analogue laboratory experiments to elucidate the key processes in these diverse settings.