I am interested in the flow of liquids and gases at very small scales (so-called microfluidics) where experimental analysis is often impossible. Using mathematical modelling and computational simulation can then provides unique insight into such flows.
Much of my research has concerned the dynamics of liquid drops - how they merge, form and interact with solid surfaces (do they splash?). As well as being of fundamental academic interest, these processes are key to numerous technological and biological applications of fluids (e.g. 3D printing & lab-on-a-chip devices)
I am a part of the Micro & Nano Flows for Engineering (micronanoflows.ac.uk) group, a research partnership between the Universities of Warwick and Edinburgh, and Daresbury Laboratory.