Personal fellowship

Many of our academics and postdoctoral researchers hold personal fellowships.

EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship

Theoretical physics to understand the flows of Newtonian and complex fluids, flow instabilities and the transition to turbulence in these fluids, shear banding, and swimming of microorganisms.

Formulations for the future: understanding traditional and innovative composites

Dr Tiffany Wood was awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in 2015-2019 to work in partnership Colin Brown of The Mentholatum Company Ltd.  A SCI Syndney-Andrews scholarship funded PhD student, Navneeta Katyan, worked on an associated project to explore the structure of colloidal dispersions in flowing lamellar media. 

This research led to a patent P196200.GB.01 for a 'Defect Mediated Lyotropic Nematic Gel' filed by Edinburgh Innovations.  This technology is now called DAINtech, (Dispersions Arrested In Nematic) liquid crystal technology, and the team welcomes interested companies to contact the team.

Orlaith Skelton will begin her BBSRC IBioIC funded PhD Studentship in October 2020 to explore versions of DAINtech made with cellulose nanocrystals derived from seaweed with Mark Dorris from Edinburgh Napier University and Marine Biopolymers.