Dr James Sprittles

University of Warwick

My research has been mainly on the the mathematical modelling and computational simulation of technologically-relevant capillary phenomena, many from a class of ‘singular flows’.

I have focussed on flows with complex interfacial effects, which are particularly relevant in the emerging fields of nano- and microfluidics, where surface forces control a liquid’s flow characteristics.

Experimental analysis of such phenomena are complex due to the small spatio-temporal scales of interest so that mathematical modelling and simulation are invaluable tools with which to understand such flows.

More information about my research can be found on my webpage: http://homepages.warwick.ac.uk/staff/J.E.Sprittles/.

Some simulations from this work can be found on my YouTube Channel.



I am an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick.

My undergraduate and postgraduate education was at the University of Birmingham, culminating in a PhD in Applied Mathematics on the topic of dynamic wetting, supervised by Professor Yulii Shikhmurzaev.  I then won an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematics to work on flow through porous media after which I moved to Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow in the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics.  In 2013 I moved to Warwick as a Global Research Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study before being appointed to a permanent post in 2016.

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Nanodrop Coalescence: Ed...

I have had the privilege of being involved in a collaboration between Edinburgh (Sree Hari, Matthew

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SWEP Workshop, Brighton...

On May 17/18 Rohit and I gave invited talks at the inaugural Surface Wettability Effects on Phase Ch

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Welcome to Vinay!...

Warwick welcomes Vinay Gupta who has started a 2-year Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship in the Math

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