This research emphasises theoretical and computational research in micro and nano fluid dynamics, including: molecular and hybrid molecular/continuum methods; wetting and evaporation; interfacial flows; and rarefied gas dynamics (also for aerospace and vacuum applications). We are developing new work on urban pedestrian/traffic dynamics.
Examples of our recent work include
- Non-equilibrium gas transport through porous media for safer oil/gas reservoir management
- Nano/micro-bubble cavitation dynamics for disease targeting
- Nano/micro-engineered surfaces with improved performance (e.g. anti-icing, marine drag reduction, nanotube water filtration membranes, evaporating cooling nano pipes)
- Liquid-surface damage analysis
- Granular and pedestrian flow predictions
We actively collaborate with researchers from the UK and worldwide and engage with various industrial companies to adapt our techniques to their problems.
- Dr Rohit Pillai, Senior Lecturer
- Dr Matthew Borg, Deputy Head of Research Institute IMT
- Dr Timm Krueger, Deputy Director of Research