Welcome to my web page

I am Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. I specialise in the modelling and simulation of complex fluids, for example emulsions, suspensions of deformable particles or red blood cells in microfluidic devices. I am also interested in the development of the lattice-Boltzmann method.
With my recently won ERC Starting Grant "SIRIUS" I will develop new numerical methods for inertial microfluidics for healthcare applications.
You can follow me on ResearchGate or Twitter.


PhD positions

Currently I do not have a funded PhD opening, but I am happy to discuss options with candidates interested in any topic presented on my research page.

Upcoming conferences, workshops and visits

You will find me at the following events.

4/5 Jul 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

10-12 Jul 2019

Manchester, UK

23-26 Jul 2019

ICMMES, Edinburgh, UK

Sep/Oct 2019

Kyoto/Kobe/Okinawa, Japan

9-11 Oct 2019

CECAM workshop "Active, Charged, and Magnetic Soft Matter Simulations with ESPResSo", Stuttgart, Germany

9-12 Dec 2019

CECAM workshop "Challenges in Multiphase Flows", Prato, Italy

Scientists for EU

I am supporting Scientists for EU because I think that leaving the EU would be a disadvantage for science in the UK and in Europe.

Lattice Boltzmann textbook

We are proud to present our textbook "The Lattice Boltzmann Method - Principles and Practice" that will be published as a Graduate Text in Physics in October this year. The book covers the following topics:

  1. Basics of hydrodynamics and kinetic theory
  2. Numerical methods for fluids
  3. The lattice Boltzmann equation
  4. Analysis of the lattice Boltzmann equation
  5. Boundary and initial conditions
  6. Forces
  7. Non-dimensionalisation and choice of simulation parameters
  8. Lattice Boltzmann for advection-diffusion problems
  9. Multiphase and multicomponent flows
  10. MRT and TRT collision operators
  11. Boundary conditions for fluid-structure interaction
  12. Sound waves
  13. Implementation of lattice Boltzmann simulations

You find the book on several web pages, e.g. Springer or Amazon.

Textbook about Theoretical Physics

I am proud to present our textbook about theoretical physics "Theoretische Physik" for undergraduate students. The book has 1300 pages and is written in German. Together with five other authors, I worked for nearly three years from inception to publication. The book contains four main pillars:

  1. Classical mechanics including relativistic mechanics
  2. Electrodynamics
  3. Quantum mechanics
  4. Thermodynamics and statistical physics

You can order the book via Springer or Amazon.


The views expressed here are the author's own and do not represent the views of the University of Edinburgh.