Dr Jennifer Thompson

Dr Jennifer Thompson

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

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Jennifer Thompson completed her undergraduate degree in Engineering Science at Oxford University in 2001, where she specialised in Fluid Dynamics.

On completion of her degree, she worked in Risk Consultancy for the Oil and Gas Sector and in the development of Scientific Standards at the Home Office. 

In 2011, Jennifer undertook an Engineering Doctorate at Swansea University in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Industrial Mixing Processes. Subsequently, she worked as a post-doctorate researcher within the ASTUTE team at Swansea University, continuing her research in applied CFD along with Optimisation techniques. She attained her Chartered statues with IMechE in 2017.

In June 2019, Jennifer was appointed as a Lecturer within the Mechanical Engineering portfolio in Swansea University. Her current areas of interest are split between pedagogical research into Higher Education teaching approaches and Industry 4.0; specifically the development of Digital Twins – which will build on her previous simulation-based experience.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multi-physics simulations of complex industrial processes
  • Gas Atomisation
  • Optimisation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Jennifer is currently module co-ordinator for the new Industry 4.0 module taught to the undergraduate 3rd year Mechanical Engineering students. This module focuses on the driver technologies of Industry 4.0 and considers aspects around it is successful implementation into current Industry.

She also teaches Optimisation techniques for Master-Level students.