Dr Chris Keylock
Prize Senior Lecturer
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5705
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
Ph.D., 2002, University of Cambridge
M.Sc., 1996, University of British Columbia
B.A.(hons) 1994, University of Oxford
Chris Keylock returned to full-time academia when he joined the department as a Prize Senior Lecturer in July, 2010. He works at the interface of engineering, physics and earth sciences on a range of phenomena. Current research interests include:
- The dynamics of mass movements (avalanches) and granular shear flows;
- Turbulent flows over complex surfaces and the elucidation of flow structures;
- Wavelet methods for nonlinear and chaotic phenomena;
- Risk analyses for mass movements.
Activities and Distinctions
- 2016 - Royal Academy of Engineering and Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
- 2016 - Visiting Researcher, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University.
- 2014 - 20th Anniversary UK/RoI-JSPS Alumni Association Award.
- 2004 – Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
- 1993 & 1994 – College Exhibition, Brasenose College, Oxford
- 2013-2016: EPSRC - 'Advanced MIMO Radar Development for Geophysical Imaging Applications' with Electrical Engineering, UCL.
- 2012: Royal Society support to participate in the Summer Science Exhibition.
- 2011-2012: Santander Mobility Award to work with Cristian Escauriaza, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
- 2009-2011: British Council Alliance programme UK-France 'Risk zoning for snow avalanches in a changing climate' with CEMAGREF, Grenoble.
- 2008 - 2011 : NERC - 'Geophysical flow dynamics using pulsed Doppler radar' with Mathematics, University of Cambridge, and Electrical Engineering, UCL.
- 2004: British Council PPS programme UK-Netherlands 'Measuring and modelling flow through flexible fractal objects' with Mathematics, University of Twente, Netherlands.
- 2004: Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short Term) 'Snow saltation as a function of temperature and the role of coherent vortices'
- 2003: NERC – Funding for meeting on Geophysical Granular and Particle Laden Flows formed as a satellite meeting to the Isaac Newton Institute programme on Granular and Particle Laden Flows, with Mathematics at Bristol and Manchester.
- 2002 – 2005: Partner on the EU 5th Framework research programme 'Avalanche Studies and Model Validation in Europe' SATSIE.
- 2002 - 2004: Nuffield Foundation award to New for Large-Eddy Simulation study of flow and sediment movement at confluences.
- Keylock CJ (2017) Synthetic velocity gradient tensors and the identification of statistically significant aspects of the structure of turbulence. Physical Review Fluids, 2(8). View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ (2017) Multifractal surrogate-data generation algorithm that preserves pointwise Hölder regularity structure, with initial applications to turbulence. Physical Review E, 95(3). View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ, Chang KS & Constantinescu GS (2016) Large eddy simulation of the velocity-intermittency structure for flow over a field of symmetric dunes. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 805, 656-685. View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ, Ganapathasubramani B, Monty J, Hutchins N & Marusic I (2016) The coupling between inner and outer scales in a zero pressure boundary layer evaluated using a Hölder exponent framework. Fluid Dynamics Research, 48. View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ (2015) Flow resistance in natural, turbulent channel flows: The need for a fluvial fluid mechanics. Water Resources Research, 51(6), 4374-4390. View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ, Lane SN & Richards KS (2014) Quadrant/octant sequencing and the role of coherent structures in bed load sediment entrainment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119(2), 264-286.
- Keylock CJ, Singh A & Foufoula-Georgiou E (2013) The influence of migrating bed forms on the velocity-intermittency structure of turbulent flow over a gravel bed. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(7), 1351-1355. View this article in WRRO
- Vriend NM, McElwaine JN, Sovilla B, Keylock CJ, Ash M & Brennan PV (2013) High-resolution radar measurements of snow avalanches. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(4), 727-731. View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ, Nishimura K & Peinke J (2012) A classification scheme for turbulence based on the velocity-intermittency structure with an application to near-wall flow and with implications for bed load transport. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 117(1). View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ, Nishimura K, Nemoto M & Ito Y (2012) The flow structure in the wake of a fractal fence and the absence of an "inertial regime". Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 12(3), 227-250. View this article in WRRO
- Keylock CJ (2012) A resampling method for generating synthetic hydrological time series with preservation of cross-correlative structure and higher-order properties. Water Resources Research, 48(12).
- Keylock CJ (2010) Characterizing the structure of nonlinear systems using gradual wavelet reconstruction. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 17(6), 615-632.
- Keylock CJ (2006) Constrained surrogate time series with preservation of the mean and variance structure. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 73(3).
- Keylock CJ & Barbolini M (2001) Snow avalanche impact pressure - Vulnerability relations for use in risk assessment. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38(2), 227-238.