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Dr Stuart Clarke

Dr Stuart Clarke

Reader in Physical Chemistry (Chemistry)


Specialist research areas

Complex Fluids:

 

Colloids

    • effects of shear flow on colloidal dispersion structure typically using scattering methods such as neutron scattering

Emulsions

    • some limited work preparing emulsions and characterising their behaviour

Foams

    • some work with solid cellular solids/foams and their mechanical behaviour

Liquid crystals

    • some work with liquid crystal orientation at surfaces and with liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers

Suspensions

    • effects of shear flow on suspension structure typically using scattering methods such as neutron scattering

Non-Newtonian Flows:

 

Polymers

    • some polymer rheology

Rheology

    • structure of molecular adsorbed layers under rheological conditions

Departments and Institutes

Chemistry:
BP Institute (BPI):

Application Areas

 

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Energy

    • Fossil fuels

Manufacturing

    • Metals

Transport

    • Automotive