Research at the University of Edinburgh is led by Professor Glen McHale, Dr Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar and Dr Gary Wells. Their work studies the interplay between surface chemistry and nano- and micro-topography, superhydrophobic, water-shedding and slippery surfaces, static and dynamic wetting of surfaces, Leidenfrost effect, drag reduction, elastomers, microsystems/microfluidics and surface acoustic waves.
The academic staff within the group include: Professor Richard Fu, Dr Linzi Dodd, Dr Yifan Li, Dr. Ciro Semprebon, Dr Dominika Zabiegaj and Professor Ben Xu.
Research at Nottingham Trent studies solid-liquid interactions and aims to develop methods and techniques to control and exploit these interactions for a variety of multi-disciplinary applications. Control methods include tailored solid surface morphologies and interfacial surface stresses created by non-uniform electric fields and applications including switchable optical devices, liquid handling and transport, coating technologies and drag reduction.
The research at Nottingham Trent University is led by Dr Michael Newton and Professor Carl Brown. Dr Newton’s research involves Magnetic Resonance (with Dr Martin Bencsik and Dr Rob Morris), solid/liquid interfaces, superhydrophobicity, liquid phase acoustic waves, drag reduction and honeybee monitoring systems. He was a leading member of the original public understanding initiative for Nature’s Raincoats. Professor Brown leads research in liquid crystal materials and displays, dielectrophoresis / smart control of wetting, microfluidics and complex fluids.
Research at the University of Oxford is led by Professor Julia Yeomans, which is part of Soft and Biological Matter in Oxford Physics and uses theoretical and computational methods to study the physics of soft matter and biological systems, including collective behaviour of active systems, mechanobiology, swimming at low Reynolds number and droplets and wetting. She uses theoretical and computational methods to study the physics of soft matter and biological systems, including droplets and wetting.
Contact details for the staff involved can be found here.