Our group focuses on applied problems involving fluid dynamics, with a special focus on
fluid systems that are non-Newtonian or otherwise complex. Our research group is focused
around the complex fluid laboratory, which is shared between the members.
As well as mathematical analysis and computation, the group conducts lab/pilot scale
experiments as part of their research, and is well equipped to do so with a large collection
of rheometry equipment and expertise in a range of measurement techniques.
Fluid mechanics problems studied by the group include: drop formation in micro-fluidic
channels, granular flows, oilfield cementing, roll waves, injection molding, displacement flows,
paste extrusion, yield stress fluid flows, sedimentation in complex fluids, mixing, pattern
formation, polymer foaming, convective heat transfer, wellbore hydraulics, interfacial dynamics,
dambreaks, stratified flows, various problems with hydrodynamic stability, slurry transport,
well control, spray forming, self assembly of particles and droplets. A significant part of this
work has been industrially driven and/or pursued collaboratively with industrial partners. We are
always happy to hear from new sponsors and industrial research collaborators.