Rory O’Neill

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Rory has a background in mechanical engineering and experimental physics with much of his research focusing on the flow of complex fluids. His current work involves developing apparatus to simulate the flows complex fluids are subjected to in the real world, this includes but is not limited to injection, extrusion and pipe flow. Rory is specifically interested in determining mechanisms behind, and developing methods to avoid, instabilities encountered in industrial processes. He has experience collaborating with various research groups and working with several international companies on a range of applications, from the injection of bone cement into fractured vertebrae to the extrusion of ceramic pastes to form complex structures during the production of catalyst supports.