McHale

Research at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle is led by Professor Glen McHale, in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, with colleagues in Physics and Mechanical Engineering.

Newton

Dr. Michael Newton‘s research at Nottingham Trent University includes the interplay between surface chemistry and nano- and micro-topography, sensors and acoustic waves, liquid-based optics (with Dr. Carl Brown) and magnetic resonance imaging (with Dr. Martin Bencsik and Dr. Rob Morris).

Yeomans

At the University of Oxford, Professor Julia Yeomans’ group uses theoretical and computational methods to study the physics of soft matter and biological systems, including droplets and wetting.


Research at Northumbria

The Smart Materials & Surfaces Lab studies the interplay between surface chemistry and nano- and micro-topography (‘superhydrophobicity’), static and dynamic wetting of surfaces, Leidenfrost effect, drag reduction, elastomers/creasing, microsystem/microfluidics and surface acoustic wave sensors.

The academic staff within the group include: Professor Glen McHaleProfessor Richard FuDr. Linzi DoddDr. Rodrigo Ledesma-AguilarDr. Yifan LiDr. Ciro SemprebonDr. Gary WellsDr. Ben Xu and Dr. Dominika Zabiegaj.

Research at Nottingham Trent

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.

Research at Oxford

The Yeomans group 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.