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Dr Andrew Coughtrie

Research Associate


I joined the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences in 2017 as part of the Newcastle University Frontiers in Engineering Biology (NUFEB) project. My background is in numerical modelling with experience coupling computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with biokinetic models. I am working with the modelling team on coupling the fluid dynamics processes and biological processes in activated sludge reactors. Additionally, I am working on methods of validating these models using data collected from the pilot plant. 

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Area of expertise: Fluid dynamics


  • Coughtrie AR, Borman DJ, Sleigh PA. Effects of turbulence modelling on prediction of flow characteristics in a bench-scale anaerobic gas-lift digester. Bioresource Technology 2013, 138, 297-306.