Elected: 2011
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Vladimir Ivanovich Nikora FRSE, FREng

Sixth Century Chair in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Leader of the Mechanics of Fluids, Soils and Structures Research Group, University of Aberdeen.

Professor Vladimir Nikora is an internationally-renowned scientist who has made important and fundamental contributions to the subjects of hydrodynamics and environmental hydraulics. His main research accomplishments relate to an improved understanding of environmental flows such as streams and rivers, and include novel concepts for river turbulence, erosion and transport of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, and interactions between natural water flows and aquatic biota. Vladimir joined the University of Aberdeen in 2006 after spells in New Zealand, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.