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 student Thomas Brickell 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 an ongoing collaboration with Suzanne Fielding at Durham on shear-banding instabilities.
Adam Townsend: Starting 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