Dr Gavin Pringle

Dr Gavin
Applications Consultant
+44 (0) 131 650 6709


I graduated from Napier Polytechnic with BSc Hons(i) in Mathematics with Engineering Technology. I then went on to receive a PhD from Napier University, with Edinburgh University and the University of California at Berkeley as cooperating institutions.

I worked as a post-doc at Napier for 4 years, researching the nature of numerical nature of turbulent fluid flow over a sphere. Pseudo-particle methods are used, namely Vortex Methods, which removes the problems of meshes, such as grid-drain. I employed a hand-rolled parallel O(N) N-body solver.

Hobbies: I enjoy the arts and travelling, and I play bass in The Decades. Sports include badminton and swimming.

I joined EPCC in April, 1997. Currently, I am involved with the following projects.

  • ARCHER: Member of the Computational Science and Engineering support team
  • CESM: Porting and maintaining the Community Earth System Model on ARCHER
  • Porting and profiling the MIT General Circulation Model on behalf of the British Antarctic Survey.
  • FORTISSIMO: Assisting with User Support
  • Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe looking at Mitsubishi's current simulations, with a view to introduce OpenFOAM into their workflow, and considering the future of CFD packages over the next 30 years
  • SSI: Working with the Software Sustainability Institute, providing statistical support in a software jobs database.

Past projects include:

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