Transport of fluids and soft particles under confinement

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Chemistry


The effect of confinement on the transport of fluids and soft objects is of paramount importance both from a scientific and industrial standpoint. Examples include motion of emulsion droplets through porous rocks in the process of oil extraction, flow of blood cells in capillaries, and production of vesicles and capsules using microfluidic devices. The fundamental question that arises is the rich interplay between rheology, elasticity and wetting phenomenon. Thus, this project aims to develop a combined theoretical and computational (lattice Boltzmann) framework to understand the dynamics of soft objects, including drops, vesicles and gels, through micro-channels and on structured surfaces.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S515036/1 01/10/2018 31/03/2020
1865991 Studentship EP/S515036/1 19/09/2016 18/03/2021 Alvin Shek