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Wouter Mostert

Professor

Wouter Mostert PhD

Associate Professor

Tutorial Fellow at Worcester College

COLLEGE: Worcester College

Biography

Wouter Mostert earned his PhD at the University of Queensland in 2015, on the topic of hydrodynamic stability of magnetohydrodynamic implosions, with application to inertial fusion energy, and in the propagation of shock waves. As a postdoc, he continued in this work at Caltech, before moving to study breaking ocean waves at Princeton University. He continued with this research as an Assistant Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, before joining Oxford in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics group.

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Research Interests

Wouter Mostert has interests in fluid mechanics, namely in air-sea interaction and flux of mass, momentum and energy primarily due to wave breaking, along with the associated dynamics of bubbles and droplets, which play a large role in these kinds of problems. He is further interested in the effects of ocean wave systems on sediment and pollutant transport, along with better understanding wave loadings on civil infrastructure.

His current interests are in understanding energy, bubble and droplet statistics in plunging breakers; in wind-driven spume generation processes in ocean waves; in the dissipative properties of shallow-water breakers and coastal wave systems; and the combined effects of wind, waves and storm surge on coastal infrastructure.

Most Recent Publications

Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instabilities: A journey through scales

Zhou Y, Williams RJR, Ramaprabhu P, Groom M, Thornber B et al. (2021), Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 423, 132838-132838

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@article{rayleightaylora-2021/9,
  title={Rayleigh–Taylor and Richtmyer–Meshkov instabilities: A journey through scales},
  author={Zhou Y, Williams RJR, Ramaprabhu P, Groom M, Thornber B et al.},
  journal={Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena},
  volume={423},
  number={132838},
  pages={132838-132838},
  publisher={Elsevier BV},
  year = "2021"
}

Bubble deformation by a turbulent flow

Perrard S, Rivière A, Mostert W & Deike L (2021), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 920

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@article{bubbledeformati-2021/8,
  title={Bubble deformation by a turbulent flow},
  author={Perrard S, Rivière A, Mostert W & Deike L},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  volume={920},
  number={A15},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
  year = "2021"
}

Sub-Hinze scale bubble production in turbulent bubble break-up

Rivière A, Mostert W, Perrard S & Deike L (2021), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 917

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@article{subhinzescalebu-2021/6,
  title={Sub-Hinze scale bubble production in turbulent bubble break-up},
  author={Rivière A, Mostert W, Perrard S & Deike L},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  volume={917},
  number={A40},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
  year = "2021"
}

Inertial energy dissipation in shallow-water breaking waves

Mostert W & Deike L (2020), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 890

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@article{inertialenergyd-2020/5,
  title={Inertial energy dissipation in shallow-water breaking waves},
  author={Mostert W & Deike L},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  volume={890},
  number={A12},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
  year = "2020"
}

Bubble pinch-off in turbulence

Ruth DJ, Mostert W, Perrard S & Deike L (2019), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(51), 25412-25417

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@article{bubblepinchoffi-2019/12,
  title={Bubble pinch-off in turbulence},
  author={Ruth DJ, Mostert W, Perrard S & Deike L},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  volume={116},
  pages={25412-25417},
  publisher={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year = "2019"
}

Singularity formation on perturbed planar shock waves

Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V (2018), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 846, 536-562

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@article{singularityform-2018/7,
  title={Singularity formation on perturbed planar shock waves},
  author={Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  volume={846},
  pages={536-562},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
  year = "2018"
}

Geometrical shock dynamics for magnetohydrodynamic fast shocks

Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V (2017), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 811

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@article{geometricalshoc-2017/1,
  title={Geometrical shock dynamics for magnetohydrodynamic fast shocks},
  author={Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  volume={811},
  number={R2},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
  year = "2017"
}

Converging cylindrical magnetohydrodynamic shock collapse onto a power-law-varying line current

Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V (2016), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 793, 414-443

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@article{convergingcylin-2016/4,
  title={Converging cylindrical magnetohydrodynamic shock collapse onto a power-law-varying line current},
  author={Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  volume={793},
  pages={414-443},
  publisher={Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
  year = "2016"
}

Effects of magnetic fields on magnetohydrodynamic cylindrical and spherical Richtmyer-Meshkov instability

Mostert W, Wheatley V, Samtaney R & Pullin DI (2015), Physics of Fluids, 27(10), 104102-104102

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@article{effectsofmagnet-2015/10,
  title={Effects of magnetic fields on magnetohydrodynamic cylindrical and spherical Richtmyer-Meshkov instability},
  author={Mostert W, Wheatley V, Samtaney R & Pullin DI},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  volume={27},
  pages={104102-104102},
  publisher={AIP Publishing},
  year = "2015"
}

Effects of seed magnetic fields on magnetohydrodynamic implosion structure and dynamics

Mostert W, Wheatley V, Samtaney R & Pullin DI (2014), Physics of Fluids, 26(12), 126102-126102

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@article{effectsofseedma-2014/12,
  title={Effects of seed magnetic fields on magnetohydrodynamic implosion structure and dynamics},
  author={Mostert W, Wheatley V, Samtaney R & Pullin DI},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  volume={26},
  pages={126102-126102},
  publisher={AIP Publishing},
  year = "2014"
}

Converging cylindrical shocks in ideal magnetohydrodynamics

Pullin DI, Mostert W, Wheatley V & Samtaney R (2014), Physics of Fluids, 26(9), 097103-097103

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@article{convergingcylin-2014/9,
  title={Converging cylindrical shocks in ideal magnetohydrodynamics},
  author={Pullin DI, Mostert W, Wheatley V & Samtaney R},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  volume={26},
  pages={097103-097103},
  publisher={AIP Publishing},
  year = "2014"
}

Effects of surface tension on the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in fully compressible and inviscid fluids

Tang K, Mostert W, Fuster D & Deike L (0), Physical Review Fluids, 6(11)

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@article{effectsofsurfac-/,
  title={Effects of surface tension on the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in fully compressible and inviscid fluids},
  author={Tang K, Mostert W, Fuster D & Deike L},
  journal={Physical Review Fluids},
  volume={6},
  number={113901},
  publisher={American Physical Society (APS)}
}

Spontaneous singularity formation in converging cylindrical shock waves

Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V (0), Physical Review Fluids, 3(7)

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@article{spontaneoussing-/,
  title={Spontaneous singularity formation in converging cylindrical shock waves},
  author={Mostert W, Pullin DI, Samtaney R & Wheatley V},
  journal={Physical Review Fluids},
  volume={3},
  number={071401},
  publisher={American Physical Society (APS)}
}

Magnetohydrodynamic implosion symmetry and suppression of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in an octahedrally symmetric field

Mostert W, Pullin DI, Wheatley V & Samtaney R (0), Physical Review Fluids, 2(1)

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@article{magnetohydrodyn-/,
  title={Magnetohydrodynamic implosion symmetry and suppression of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in an octahedrally symmetric field},
  author={Mostert W, Pullin DI, Wheatley V & Samtaney R},
  journal={Physical Review Fluids},
  volume={2},
  number={013701},
  publisher={American Physical Society (APS)}
}