People

Potential Students/Collaborators

If you are interested in working with me, then send me an email at J.E.Sprittles@warwick.ac.uk and we can discuss various possibilities. A useful list of potential sources of funding has been compiled on the here.

Current

Postdoctoral

  • Dr Indrajit Chakraborty – has begun working on the Leidenfrost effect, with a focus on the non-classical dynamics in the vapour film between an evaporating liquid droplet and a solid surface.
  • Dr Mykyta Chubynsky – is studying the solidification of molten metal microdroplets whose dynamics govern the quality of 3D ‘metaljet’ printed products in collaboration with researchers at Nottingham and Birmingham Universities as part of a Programme Grant into Next Generation Additive Manufacturing.
  • Dr Laura Cooper – is studying pore scale elastic turbulence, with applications to two phase flow in porous media. She is funded by an EPSRC project between Warwick and Birmingham, in collaboration with Schlumberger.
  • Dr Vinay Kumar Gupta – is funded by a Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship and has a background in modelling the flow of granular gases and rarefied gas mixtures by exploiting moment methods.
  • Dr Shiwani Singh – is studying multiscale viscoelastic phenomena using new kinetic models for polymer dynamics. She was initially funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant, but has now won a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to continue this research.

Postgraduate

  • Jesse Pritchard – is developing mathematical models for complex surface effects in drop dynamics, beginning by looking at liquid marble formation.
  • Chengxi Zhao (co-supervisor) – is studying the breakup of nano-jets, using molecular dynamics and fluctuating hydrodynamics.
  • Yixin Zhang (co-supervisor) – is looking into the breakup of thin liquid nano-films using molecular dynamics and fluctuating hydrodynamics.

Undergraduate (4th year projects)

  • Vinny Dhillon & Simon Marshall – are working on grain development in solidifying molten metal droplets.
  • Salah Kouhen – is studying the dynamics of coalescing droplets influenced by thermal fluctuations.
  • Tom De Fraja – is looking into evaporative cooling from nanopores.

Previous

Postdoctoral

  • Dr Anirudh Singh Rana (2016-2019) – was a PDRA and then Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellowship in the Institute of Advanced Study who worked on evaporation at the nanoscale. Anirudh left for a lectureship at BITS Pilani (India).
  • Dr Alex Patronis (2015-2016) – was an EPSRC Doctoral Prize winner studying non-equilibrium gas dynamics in impact problems. Left to become a PDRA at University College London
  • Dr Yuan Li (2013-2014) – lead research on the pinch-off project. Left to become a PDRA at the University of Birmingham.

Postgraduate

PhD Mini-Project

  • Mr Jeremy Reizenstein (2014) – put Knudsen effects into drop impact phenomena. Went on to study for a PhD in Complexity Science at Warwick
  • Mr Conor Finn (2014) – developed computational methods for drop dynamics. Left to study for a PhD at the University of Sydney.

Masters

  • Mr Michal Moravec & Mr Stepan Marek (2018-2019) – studied the solidification of molten metal droplets. Michal left to do a PhD at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden.
  • Mr Luke Walsh & Ms Beth Kynman (2018-2019) – looked into the breakup of liquid threads. Luke went on to become a deployments engineer.
  • Mr Joe Blake & Mr Michael Negus (2017-2018) – studied the growth of vapour nanobubbles. Both left to take up PhD positions: Joe at Delft and Michael at Oxford.
  • Mr Rory Claydon & Mr Abhay Shrestha (2016-2017) – developed fundamental solutions for R13, work which was published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Rory went on to do a PhD at Edinburgh and Abhay left to do Part III at Cambridge, then a PhD at Kings College London.
  • Mr Ed Skevington (2013-2014) – extended the spreading of drops over/into porous media project. Went to study for a PhD at Bristol

Undergraduate

  • Mr David Johnson (2013-2014) – studied the oscillation of liquid drops