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Dr Eric Lauga

Dr Eric Lauga

Reader in Applied Mathematics (DAMTP)


Specialist research areas

Biological Fluid Dynamics:

 

Biomedical flows

    • blood and capsules

Membranes

    • cellular flows near membranes

Micro-organism dynamics

    • bacteria; cilia; spermatozoa - theory and numerics [bulk of my activity]

Propulsion

    • both low and high Re

Swimming/flying

    • both low and high Re

Complex Fluids:

 

Colloids

    • micro and nanofluidics

Suspensions

    • micro and nanofluidics

Interfacial Flows:

 

Capillary flows

    • surface-tension-induced assembly

Low-Reynolds-number Flows:

 

Boundary integral methods

    • mostly for locomotion

Lubrication theory

    • flows in small devices

Slender-body theory

    • low-Re locomotion of cells; flows due to biological filaments

Mathematical Foundations:

 

Variational methods

    • in the context of elasticity only

Micro-/Nano-fluid Dynamics:

 

Non-continuum effects

    • slip

Non-Newtonian Flows:

 

Polymers

    • polymers in biology

Viscoelasticity

    • modelling biological complex fluids

Departments and Institutes

Applied Maths (DAMTP):