I am a PhD student working in the Yeomans Group
at the Rudolf
Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at the University of
Oxford.
My research area is the wetting of surfaces, focusing on the effect of structural features on the statics and
dynamics of water droplets, which can occur on both biological and
synthetic surface. Specific examples I am studying include how elastic hairs may make a surface superhydrophobic, and how the geometry of features on a hydrophilic surface affect the shape of an imbibing film. I use both analytical calculations and numerical simulations in my work.
Contact Details
Room
2.4
Theoretical Physics
1 Keble Road
Oxford, OX1 3NP
England
Telephone ++44 (0)1865 273981
email
Publications
2010:
Superhydrophobicity on hairy surfaces
M. L. Blow and J. M. Yeomans
Accepted for publication in Langmuir
2009:
Imbibition through an array of triangular posts
M. L. Blow,
H. Kusumaatmaja and J. M. Yeomans
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, preprint
2008:
The
collapse transition on superhydrophobic surfaces
H. Kusumaatmaja,
M. L. Blow, A. Dupuis and J. M. Yeomans
Europhysics
Letters, preprint
Events attended
2010:
Visitor at Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Nature's Raincoats at Techfest, IIT Bombay
2009:
Nature's Raincoats exhibition at the Royal Society Summer Fair,London
2008:
An
Introduction to Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Complex Flow
Simulations, CNRS, Rome
2007:
Curvature
and Variational Methods in Physics and Biophysics, University
of Santiago de Compostela
Physics
by the Lake, University of Cumbria, Ambleside
Mesoscale Modelling of Complex Fluids and Flows, University of
Oxford
