Dr Steven Armstrong

Honorary Fellow

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Chemical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Multiscale Thermofluids
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After beginning my career in industry as a Building Service Engineer, I went back into education to complete a BSc in Physics at Northumbria University. During this time I completed a project with the Smart Materials and Surfaces Laboratory in liquid-liquid capillary imbibition. This inspired to continue research in the field and went on to gain a PhD titled “Pinning-Free Evaporation of Sessile Droplets from Slippery Surfaces”. During my PhD my research was focused on manipulation of droplets using slippery surfaces and electric fields to modify evaporation behaviour. I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate within the WISE laboratory in the Institute of Multiscale Thermofluids at the University of Edinburgh on an EPSRC funded project looking into the strain-dependant manipulation of sessile droplets on new metamaterials.