Dr Rebecca Lingwood gained her Engineering degree and PhD at Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) and later held the Maudslay Research Fellowship and then a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin’s Research Fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After a decade away from Cambridge, she returned in October 2009 as Director of the Institute of Continuing Education.
While away from Cambridge, she was a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and Director of Continuing Professional Development and Deputy Director of the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education, roles she held since 2005. Prior to that she was the Aerospace and Automotive Programme Manager at the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park, the Oxford University’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager and was seconded part-time to the Faraday Advance Partnership in Aerospace and Automotive Materials. She was earlier employed by Opsys Ltd, a spin-out from Oxford University, in intellectual-property and research management.
Rebecca’s research interests are in the field of fluid mechanics, in particular studies of boundary-layer flow stability and transition from laminar to turbulent flows. Since August 2009, she has been Guest Professor of Hydrodynamic Stability at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, and has built an active research group there.
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