Welcome to the laboratory for complex and non-Newtonian fluid flow at the University of British Columbia. The laboratory was started in 2001, with the aid of a a generous grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the UBC Blusson Fund and the BC Knowledge Development Fund. The scope of the laboratory is to carry out interdisciplinary research involving fluid mechanics.
Our research addresses both fundamental topics and those with a strong industrial or applied motivation. Frequently the focus is on either complex fluids or non-Newtonian fluids. Physically, our main laboratory is in the Mathematics Department, but our membership spans the Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Earth Ocean Sciences departments, where we have other facilities. The Mathematics laboratory is primarily for theoretical and computational work, but also houses our well-equipped rheology laboratory and has space for bench-scale experiments. The new laboratory was opened in October 2005.