Dr Daniel J. M. Hodgson

Daniel is the Executive Director of the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership.   He completed his PhD in Physics in 2016, studying the link between the flow of dense suspensions and the formation of solid particle agglomerates, known as granules.

Following his PhD, Daniel went on to a post-doctoral position, during which he studied how surfactants influence flow in high-solids content food formulations.  His current post-doctoral project involves studying the flow of particulate suspensions in non-Newtonian fluids in complex geometries.

Daniel’s primary interest is linking the bulk rheological behaviour of dense particulate suspensions to the microscopic interactions of the constituent components.  Interactions between particles may be mediated by charge, surface active agents or by the interstitial fluid, resulting in a huge variety of phenomenology depending on choice of additives and the physicochemical conditions.