University of Edinburgh

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 ('superhydrophobicity'), static and dynamic wetting of surfaces, Leidenfrost effect, drag reduction, elastomers/creasing, microsystem/microfluidics and surface acoustic wave sensors.

Professor Glen McHale

Dr Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar

Dr Gary Wells

Northumbria University
Nottingham Trent University

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. His research 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).

Dr Michael Newton

University of Oxford

Research at the University of Oxford is led by Professor Julia Yeomans' group, 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.

Professor Julia Yeomans

Contact details for the staff involved can be found here.