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.

Dr Stephen Longshaw invited to speak at PARENG 2017

Stephen will be giving a talk at the international conference on parallel, distributed, grid and cloud computing (or PARENG) conference at the University of Pécs (Hungary) in late March 2017. 

This is the fifth edition of the conference series where he will be talking about some of the HPC aspects of code coupling at scale for multi-scale and multi-physics applications, as well as looking towards the concept of the digital product and how code coupling will play its part.

Dr Jun Zhang invited to speak at Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jun gave an invited talk at Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences on January 4th, 2017. His talk was titled "Molecular simulation and multiscale modelling of nonequilibrium and noncontinuum flows" (in Chinese: 非平衡和非连续流的分子统计模拟与多尺度计算), and was given in front of audiences numbering about 50. The topics include his recent works on droplets and previous works on rarefied gas dynamics. 

Prof Jason Reese elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Jason Reese has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the total membership, so this is a prestigious recognition of Prof Reese’s outstanding contributions to the physics of fluids. 

The citation from the APS recognises Prof Reese “for original contributions to multiscale fluid dynamics research, unique work in rarefied gas dynamics, pioneering hybrid modelling, and simulation methods for flows at the micro- and nanoscales.”

The American Physical Society was founded in 1899 “to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics”. It publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious ‘Physical Review’ and ‘Physical Review Letters’, and organises more than twenty science meetings each year. The APS conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach, and media relations; APS divisions and topical groups cover all areas of physics research. Forums reflect the interests of its over 53,000 international members in broader issues, and sections are organised by geographical region.

Warwick welcome Livio and Juan!

This week, Warwick welcomes two post-doctoral researchers Livio Gibelli and Juan Padrino. Livio has a long track record in the development and applications of kinetic theory; he joins us from Politecnico de Torino. Juan has made contributions to a broad range of fields, in particular, potential-flow modelling of viscous fluids; he joins us from Los Alamos National Laboratory. This is a picture of the whole Warwick team together after Juan and Livio's welcome lunch...

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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)