PhD Scholarships

Particulate Gravity Currents Conference

9 - 11 September 2024, University of Hull

This conference brings together all those involved in researching particulate gravity currents and adjacent areas of research. We welcome PhD students and early career researchers working in this field, as well as established researchers. 

We are planning an exciting programme of keynote talks, contributed talks, and academic posters across three research-packed days, along with a conference dinner and other networking opportunities.

This conference covers all methods of study, including theoretical, numerical, experimental, and fields studies. Topics covered by the conference include (but are not limited to):

  • Particle driven currents
  • Compositional (salinity/thermal) currents
  • Granular/snow avalanches
  • Rheology of granular flows
  • Sedimentary deposits and paleocurrents.

Details of the scheduled talks follow, as well as information on how to submit an abstract for a speaker or poster slot. 

Student Thesis Conference

Call for conference abstracts

Applications are invited for both oral presentations and posters. Please provide a title and 300-word abstract. Oral presentations will be given in 15-minute slots, with 10 minutes for the talk, 3 minutes for questions, and 2 minutes for change over. Dedicated poster sessions will be held during the conference, with the number of sessions dependent on submissions. 

Keynote Talks

The conference will feature keynote talks from a wide range of international experts, including:

Prof Claudia Adduce of Roma Tre, Italy

Prof Andrew Hogg of the University of Bristol, UK

A joint presentation by Prof Gary Parker of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA and Assoc Prof Toshiki Iwasaki of Hokkaido University, Japan

Prof Anne Mangeney, Professor of Geophysics at University Paris Cité, Institut Universitaire de France

Prof Eckart Meiburg, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Prof David Mohrig, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA


Updates will be made to the programme as it develops.


Conference bookings are open, please visit the secure University of Hull shop site to make your booking.

We are offering an early bird discounted rate for bookings made before 31 May 2024 as well as reductions for PhD researcher delegates.


Conference Admission

Full Price

PhD Student Price

Early bird rate (book before 31 May 2024)

£250 (inc vat)

£150 (inc vat)

Standard rate (book before 1 August 2024)

£295 (inc vat)

£175 (inc vat)


The Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday 10 September from 7pm. If you wish to attend, please add this to your basket when you make your booking. There is an additional charge of £55 (inc vat) for the dinner but we will provide a complimentary coach from the Aura Innovation Centre to the dinner.

We have reserved rooms for conference delegates on the University of Hull campus, email if you would like to book a room (at an additional cost). Alternatively you may book accommodation directly - 


The University of Hull Fluid Dynamics Group

Our transdisciplinary research in fluid dynamics addresses current and emerging challenges in environmental sustainability and resilience. We're delighted to host this international conference and connect with researchers of national and international significance.

Our Conference Venues

aura innovation centre
The Deep aquarium
Queen Victoria Square and Hull City Hall

Contact us

If you have any further queries about the conference, please contact