About Me


I am Dr Roeland de Kat, a lecturer in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group at the University of Southampton.

My research ranges from experimental fluid mechanics to advanced optical fluid flow diagnostics and from vortices to feathered flight.

I obtained my doctorate from Delft University of Technology in 2012 for my thesis entitled “Instantaneous planar pressure determination from particle image velocimetry.”

Since joining the University of Southampton as a research fellow in 2011, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2014–2017) and a New Frontiers Fellow (2017), before being appointed as a Lecturer in 2018.

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