I'm interested in fluids that don't behave like the standard (air, water, honey) Newtonian model. This has led me to
study particles suspended in a viscous fluid (for example, with my current Ph.D. student Adam Townsend below);
polymeric liquids (for instance, with my first Ph.D. student Sally Everitt); and instabilities
in elastic liquids. The instabilities work has included two postdocs working on industrially relevant
materials, and a collaboration with Suzanne Fielding at Durham on shear-banding instabilities.
Hugo Castillo Sanchez: Instabilities in shear-thinning fluids. Started October 2015, UCL Adam Townsend: Flows of viscoelastic suspensions. Started October 2012, UCL
Thomas Brickell, MPhil (2012): General two-dimensional linear flows of particle suspensions, UCL
Sally Everitt, PhD (2004): Bubble dynamics in polymeric foams, University of Leeds
Non-technical articles Case study for the Royal Society on how a supportive employer can support a mother on her return to work. Blog post and TV news interview commenting on the award of the Fields Medal to a female mathematician for the first time. The D'Hondt Method Explained: brief explanation of an easier way to understand the allocation of seats at the European elections Interview in International Innovation, issue 191: "What is mathematics?", August 2015 (Research Media, UK, pp48-51), ISSN 2054-6254.