Jason Reese awarded RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies

Following an international competition, Jason Reese has been awarded a prestigious Chair in Emerging Technologies by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). 

These Chairs “identify global research visionaries and provide them with long-term support to lead on developing emerging technology areas with high potential to deliver economic and social benefit to the UK”.

For 10 years from March 2018, Prof Reese will be funded by the RAEng within the Micro & Nano Flows partnership to develop a new platform technology in multi-scale simulation-driven design for industrial innovation and scientific endeavour.

Further info: https://www.raeng.org.uk/news/news-releases/2018/april/academy-funds-global-research-visionaries-to-advan

Welcome to Vinay!

Warwick welcomes Vinay Gupta who has started a 2-year Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship in the Mathematics Institute.  Vinay's background is in exploiting moment methods to describe gas mixtures and granular gases.

Daresbury welcomes Arnau!

Arnau Miro from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya won a HPC Europa-2 grant for a 13-week visit to the Daresbury group. Arnau will be working on advanced meshing and code coupling strategies and starts his visit mid-January.

Warwick welcomes Shiwani

Dr Shiwani Singh has joined the Micro and Nano Flows team at Warwick, where she will be based in the Maths Institute.  She will be looking into multiscale modelling of viscoelastic flows over the next couple of years.

Welcome to Laura, Yixin and Jacqui!

It's a pleasure to welcome three new starters to Warwick and the Micro Nano Flows team. Laura Cooper joins us as a post-doctoral researcher, and will be working on multi-phase flow in porous media with James Sprittles. Yixin Zhang and Jacqueline Misfud are in the first weeks of their PhDs. Yixin will be investigating nano film stability (with molecular dynamics) and Jacqui will be researching micro-bubble cavitation (with CFD)  in partnership with Waters Limited. We wish all three the best of luck in their research!

 

MNF will take part in next UK InterPore Conference on Porous Media

MNF will be present in the upcoming 3rd UK InterPore Conference on Porous Media​ to be held at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, on 4 and 5 September 2017.  On the afternoon session of 5 September, Juan C. Padrino will give a talk on multiscale modeling of diffusive transport in complex networks.

Successful ARCHER RAP project grant

Benzi John (PI) and David Emerson (Co-I) have successfully won about 32, 000 KAU (~ £18,000) frunding from EPSRC to run large-scale simulations on ARCHER. The project titled "High fidelity non-equilibrium DSMC flow simulations at scale using SPARTA" will run for 12 months, starting from August 1st 2017. More information here.

Fond farewell to Kayleigh; and a warm welcome to Andrea!

We're sad to say goodbye to Kayleigh Hyslop, who has been our Programme Administrator for the past year or so. Kayleigh is off to teach scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands (wouldn't we all, if we could?). We wish her all the best and thank her for her hard work in setting up the Programme; and particularly for making our `research creativity' day such a success.

The good news is that Andrea Cooper joined us at the end of May, and is settling into her new role fast. Andrea will be working two days a week, based in Engineering at Warwick. She's looking forward to working with everyone, and I'm sure you'll hear more from her soon!

The 30th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting

The members of MNF (from the University of Edinburgh) attended the 30th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting, which took place on Friday 19 May 2017 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (hopefully we will see the meeting photograph later)Our group members Dr Rohit Pillai and Sree Hari gave the poster and oral presentations (Wetting dynamics of nanodroplets on vibrating surface, and Bridge growth anomalies during nanodroplet coalescence) separately. It was a great opportunity to communicate with other researchers from different background (Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering) and see the wide applications of their research to engineering and science problems (stability of oil/water bi-layer free filmheterogeneous porous media flows, cellar blood flow and nanodroplets). The next meeting will be held at the University of Aberdeen next year.

Dr Anirudh Singh Rana wins prestigious Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship at Warwick

Congratulation to Anirudh who has won a highly competitive two-year fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study in Warwick through their WIRL-COFUND scheme. Anirudh will continue to work in our Group but will also be driving his research in new exciting directions which he proposed for this fellowship.

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Recent Publications

R Pillai, JD Berry, DJE Harvie, MR Davidson (2017) Electrophoretically mediated partial coalescence of a charged microdropChemical Engineering Science, 169: 273-283. (access here)

JF Xie, BY Cao (2017) Fast nanofluidics by travelling surface wavesMicrofluidics and Nanofluidics, 21: 111 (access here)

AP Gaylard, A Kabanovs, J Jilesen, K Kirwan, DA Lockerby (2017) Simulation of rear surface contamination for a simple bluff bodyJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 165: 13-22. (full paper here)