Prof. Gavin Tabor is Associate Professor in CFD in the University of Exeter and is based at the Exeter (Streatham) campus. After a PhD in Computational Astrophysics he changed areas to undertake postdoctoral research in CFD at Imperial College, where he was involved in the early development of the OpenFOAM open source CFD code. In 2000 he was appointed to a lectureship at Exeter, developing a world-leading research group in CFD and teaching CFD and fluid dynamics at the UG level.
His research covers a wide range of topics within CFD, including turbulence, combustion, multiphase flow, and applications of CFD in a variety of areas such as biomechanics and renewable energy. Current research projects include work on Machine Learning and CFD for optimisation, solid fuel combustion, simulation of vortex separators used in Urban Drainage applications, simulation of design and manufacture of compact heat exchangers, and of course the ResIn project on floating wind turbines. He is a prominent member of the international OpenFOAM community involved in organising both the UK Users Group and the international Workshop; is a member of the IOP Computational Physics Group committee, and involved in the CCP-WSI collaboration Wave-Structure Interaction.