Thermofluids Group: How we are governed

Thermofluids Group is concerned with the science of fluid flows, particularly their energy content and its transport in such flows.

Thermofluids Group Committee

Dr Mark Wilson - Chair

University of Leeds

Dr Carola Koenig - Immediate Past Chair

Brunel University

Dr Paul Beard - Past Chair

University of Oxford

Neil Ashton

Dr David Bagshaw


Dr Chris Bennett

Rolls-Royce SMRs

Nick Brown

Vaughan Cole


Dr Francesco Coletti

Dr Brian Haller

General Electrics

Dr Andrew Heyes

University of Strathclyde

Mark Keating

Mark Keating

Managing Director, Flow Science UK Ltd

Mark Keating is the Managing Director of Flow Science UK which is owned by Flow Science Inc, developers of the commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software suite of FLOW-3D products for the last 40 years. This includes the HYDRO product for the water/wastewater industry.

Mark became an IMechE member in 1993 and has been involved in modelling and simulation first degree graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 at Nottingham Trent University. He went on to study for his MPhil & PhD in industrial gas turbines investigating novel blade heat transfer and became chartered (CEng) in 2000. Since 2001 Mark has held technical, commercial, marketing and management roles revolving around major commercial simulation software vendors (most significantly, 16 years with Ansys).

Mark has been a STEM ambassador since 2019 and in 2022 completed his Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) course. Mark sits on the NAFEMS UK steering committee as well as a number of NAFEMS working groups (CFD, optimisation, metal additive manufacturing etc) and IMechE Thermo-Fluids Group Board and is an enthusiastic advocate of the adoption of simulation technologies. He is also the publicity officer for the IMechE Nottinghamshire/Derby Area Committee.

Dr Francesca Iudicellou


Edward Naylor

Frazer Nash Consultancy

Colin Scrivener


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