Dr. Tim Reis has been awarded the Vernon Harrison Annual Doctoral Prize of the British Society of Rheology for 2007. Tim, who completed his doctoral thesis on "The Lattice Boltzmann Method for Complex Flows" at the University of Cardiff, supervised by Professor Tim Phillips, is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Mathematics department of UCL, working with Dr. Helen Wilson on instability problems in the flow of molten polymers.
The Vernon Harrison Annual Doctoral Prize of the British Society of Rheology is an award for the most distinguished PhD thesis in rheology. The aim of the award is to recognise excellence, creativity and novelty in research and is awarded to the postgraduate member who, in the opinion of the adjudicating committee, has made the most original and significant contribution to any branch of rheological research (experimental, computational or theoretical) leading to the award of a PhD degree in a given academic year.
Dr. Reis presented his work and received his award at this year's Midwinter Meeting of the British Society of Rheology on 11 December at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.