Systems Modelling from Atoms to Processes

Our research combines fundamental physical understanding with advanced numerical methods to design better products and processes. Key to this research are techniques for modelling at each appropriate scale, and for scale-bridging so that the properties of molecules and large-scale processes can be linked and optimised.

Capabilities

  • Molecular modelling and thermodynamics
  • Ultra-high Resolution Direct Numerical Simulations of Multiphase Flows
  • Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Multiphase Flows
  • Hybrid molecular/continuum modelling of micro/nano flows
  • Lattice-Boltzmann modelling for mesoscopic systems
  • Macro-scale process modelling and optimisation
  • High performance computing

Applications

  • Design and characterisation of nanoporous materials
  • Novel nanomaterials and processes for carbon capture
  • Nano-porous membranes for extracting drinking water from sea water
  • Thermodynamics and mesostructure of liquids, solids, interfaces and nanocomposites
  • Re-engineered mico/nano-structured surfaces for fuel-efficient transport (aviation, marine)
  • Suspensions and emulsions in complex geometries
  • Droplet and particle microfluidics
  • Phase-change based cooling for high power microelectronic devices
  • Oil/Gas pipeline design
  • Absorption unit design for post-combustion carbon capture
  • Biomedical (brain cooling, lung function)

Facilities

We have access to local high performance computers, EDDIE and ARCHER.

Further information