Dr Dan Lucas



  • 2015-date: Postdoc, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2015: Postdoc, University College Dublin
  • 2012-2013: Postdoc, University of Bristol
  • 2007-2012: PhD student, University of St Andrews


Dan is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and part of the Mathematical Underpinnings of Stratified Turbulence (MUST) project. 

Selected Publications

  • Mulungye, R. M., Lucas, D., & Bustamante, M. D. (2015). Symmetry-plane model of 3D Euler flows and mapping to regular systems to improve blowup assessment using numerical and analytical solutions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 771, 468–502. 

  •  Lucas, D., & Kerswell, R. R. (2015). Recurrent flow analysis in spatiotemporally chaotic 2-dimensional Kolmogorov flow. Physics of Fluids, 27(4), 045106–27. 

  •  Bustamante, M. D., Quinn, B., & Lucas, D. (2014). Robust Energy Transfer Mechanism via Precession Resonance in Nonlinear Turbulent Wave Systems. Physical Review Letters, 113(8), 084502. 

  •  Lucas, D., & Kerswell, R. (2014). Spatiotemporal dynamics in two-dimensional Kolmogorov flow over large domains. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 750, 518–554. 

  •  Lucas, D., & Dritschel, D. (2009). A family of helically symmetric vortex equilibria. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 634, 245–268.