I am a PostDoc at Queen Mary's University of London, working with Dr. Lorenzo Botto on ERC Project FlexNanoFlow. This project involves modelling the hydrodynamic interaction of 2D nanomaterials such as graphene or boron nitride in flow with for application in processing of 2D nanomaterials, nano-ink jet printing and polymer reinforcement.
I did my PhD thesis at the University of Bristol on ``Wetting transitions with thin films and contact lines'', supervised by Prof. Jens Eggers., School of Mathematics.
Materials such as graphene are opening up a new era of engineering challenges and we have the opportunity to create world leading technologies such as improved energy storage devices or stronger and more robust materials by applying mathematical solutions to resolve such challenges. My aim is to apply mathematical modelling to these engineering challenges relating to soft particles, capsules or vesicles in liquids, with an aim to create testable models of the materials in flow for advance in industrial application. For example, an understanding on the characterisation over the state of aggregation, shape or orientation of the soft nanoparticles in flow could identify new methods used to charactering and sort nanoparticles by their thickness and aspect ratio. Such size and thickness is essential for optimising applications such as polymer reinforcement.
My research interests involve:
Singularities and thin films
The moving contact line problem
Boundary element methods
Flexible sheets in Stokes flow