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Complex Fluids

People specializing in this area

Academic/PI

Prof Jeremy Baumberg

 

Colloids

    • gold and silver nanoparticles. Polymeric nanoparticles (polymer opals)

Emulsions

    • microfluidic droplets; water in fluorocarbon oil

Suspensions

    • nanoparticle colloids, as above

Prof Natalia Berloff

 

Quantum fluids

    • superfluids, Bose-Einstein condensates, non-equilibrium condensates

Dr Mike Bithell

 

Granular media

    • Geophysical flows of discrete particulate media

Dr Adam Boies

 

Colloids

    • experimental and analytical, nanomaterials

Prof Mike Cates

 

Colloids

    • glass transition and resulting flow behaviour in dense colloidal fluids

Emulsions

    • dense emulsions and their rheology; models based on "soft glassy materials"

Foams

    • foam rheology via models based on "soft glassy materials"; Ostwald ripening

Granular media

    • bulk granular and surface granular flows; jamming transitions

Liquid crystals

    • hydrodynamic equations for active and passive LCs and their numerical solution

Suspensions

    • shear thickening rheology in dense suspensions

Dr Pietro Cicuta

 

Colloids

    • colloids in two-dimensional arrangements: structure, interactions, rheology; flotation.

Dr Stuart Clarke

 

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

Dr Stuart Dalziel

 

Granular media

    • collapses, segregation, Richtmyer-Meshkov instability, fluid interactions

Prof Daan Frenkel

 

Colloids

    • phase behaviour (mostly old): predicting phase diagrams, self assembly

Granular media

    • granular entropy (current): explicit computation of granular entropy

Liquid crystals

    • phase behaviour (mostly old): developing novel Monte Carlo schemes

Prof Zoran Hadzibabic

 

Quantum fluids

    • atomic-gas superfluids

Dr Bart Hallmark

 

Foams

    • dynamics of foams flows in contractions and expansions

Prof Marian Holness

 

Emulsions

    • magmas undergo unmixing into immiscible liquids - this impacts on mass transport in magma chambers and ultimately on the formation of ore deposits and the eruptive behaviour of volcanoes

Dr Andy Jardine

 

Foams

    • compaction of foams

Granular media

    • experimental granular flow fields

Dr Ulrich Keyser

 

Colloids

    • colloid interactions in 1D

Prof Alexei Lapkin

 

Emulsions

    • synthesis, sensing of particle size and shape in emulsions

Dr Henrik Latter

 

Granular media

    • dense planetary rings

Dr Eric Lauga

 

Colloids

    • micro and nanofluidics

Suspensions

    • micro and nanofluidics

Dr Alex Routh

 

Colloids

    • rheology, drying and low Re hydrodynamics

Emulsions

    • rheology, drying and low Re hydrodynamics

Suspensions


Dr David Scott

 

Granular media

    • particle dynamics in rotating cylinders

Prof Eugene Terentjev

 

Colloids

    • colloid rheology

Emulsions

    • colloid rheology

Granular media

    • jamming, marginal rigidity

Liquid crystals

    • constitutive equations

Dr Nathalie Vriend

 

Granular media

    • Rheology of granular flows

Prof Ian Wilson

 

Colloids

    • foods and soft solids: viscoelastic and viscoplastic: rheology, processing, modelling

Emulsions

Foams

    • bubbly liquids - experiments and rheology

Granular media

    • particle technology

Suspensions

    • dense and very dense suspensions; pastes; viscoplastic fluids. Experiments, process modelling and rheology.

Prof Grae Worster

 

Colloids

    • freezing of colloidal suspensions