Jason Reese is on the winning team of the new EPSRC Programme Grant EP/N016602/1 "Nano-Engineered Flow Technologies: Simulation for Design across Scale and Phase". This flagship research programme is a collaboration between Warwick and Edinburgh Universities, and Daresbury Lab. The partners have been awarded nearly £3.4M over 5 years, starting 1 January 2016.
Prof Reese is Regius Professor of Engineering and Director of Research in the School of Engineering. From 2011-16, he led a 5-year £2.4M EPSRC Programme Grant to deliver new hybrid computational models that capture non-continuum dynamics (due to molecular effects) in fluid flows at the nano and micro scales.
The new Programme Grant has been awarded to develop even more advanced techniques for simulating interface-driven nano-engineered flow applications. These ‘grand challenge’ applications span the range of economic and societal impact - from energy to healthcare - and include the cooling of high-power electronics through evaporative nano-menisci, highly efficient nanowire filtration membranes, and smart nano-structured surfaces for drag reduction and anti-fouling, with applications to low-emissions aerospace, automotive and marine transport.
The Programme is in collaboration with eight major industrial companies, including AkzoNobel, the European Space Agency, the National Physical Laboratory, and Jaguar Land Rover. These will provide data for technological applications, and other material support.
Here is a short introductory video about the research: