Christopher Baker

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Chris Baker has research interests in a number of fields of environmental fluid mechanics: wind engineering, vehicle aerodynamics, agricultural aerodynamics and the climate effects on road and rail networks. His current projects include:

Review of the effects of climate change on wind loading
The modelling of oat lodging
Studies of the Birmingham heat island
SWERVE - Severe Weather and Vulnerability Estimation
The flight of wind-borne debris
FUTURENET - Future Resilient Transport Networks
The measurement of wind loading on trackside structures
Reduction of railway energy use (member of consortium led by Southampton University)
Resilience through innovation - critical local transport and utility infrastructure