Modelling of surfactant flow dynamics in complex geometries

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Mathematics


This project will explore the dynamics of surfactant at interfaces in complex geometries. Surfactant are small molecules which can drive Marangoni flows at interfaces when gradients in their concentration arise. These can lead to very interesting phenomena as shown by surfactants solving a maze, their impact on the drag reduction properties of superhydrophobic surfaces, or their use in bio-medical applications. Underlying non-linear transport equations govern the Marangoni flows across many applications. In this project, we will seek modelling of these Marangoni flows through both theoretical and numerical approaches


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513131/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2291562 Studentship EP/R513131/1 27/09/2019 31/03/2023 Richard McNair