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Professor Nigel Wright Inaugural Lecture

Perspectives across disciplines and over seas: There and back to see how far it is!

Professor Nigel Wright
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In this lecture, Professor Wright will discuss his research in the use of numerical methods to predict fluid flow in the natural and built environment.

  • When: Thursday 14 February 2019, 6 pm
  • Registration: 5.45 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building, City Campus, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 14 February 2019, 12.00 pm
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Professor Wright reflects on his research on the use of numerical methods to predict fluid flow in the natural and built environment.  In particular he will talk about the prediction of flood risk and the range of approaches for its mitigation.

He will then present an exegesis giving a perspective on inter-disciplinary research with its joys and challenges.  He will draw analogies between crossing disciplinary and cultural boundaries.

Professor Nigel Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Innovation

Professor Nigel Wright was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Nottingham Trent University in September 2018.

From initial research on the use of computers to predict the movement of fluids in the natural and built environment, Nigel's research has expanded into the cross-disciplinary aspects of flood risk management and climate change adaptation. This has led to funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council amongst others. He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Along with co-authors, in 2009 he was awarded the Harold Schoemaker Award of the IAHR for the best journal paper in the period 2007-9. Nigel's work has had a strong international focus. In addition to time spent working in the US and the Netherlands, he has worked on collaborative projects in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Argentina, China and India. He is currently a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

More information on Professor Wright can be found on his staff profile.


5.45 pm Registration
6 pm Inaugural lecture (Lecture Theatre 3)
6.45 pm End of lecture and Q&A
7 pm Drinks reception (Level 0 Forum)

Location details


Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building
City Campus


Situated on the University’s City Campus, the Newton building is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

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