We study phenomena in non-equilibrium complex systems, such as biological fluids, turbulent flows, and self-organisation. We work on fundamental problems, as well as on engineering self-propelled micro-swimmers for cargo delivery, methods of controlling diffusion, manipulation of particles and micro-organisms in biological and micro-fluidics systems.
Our Biofluid Mechanics stream explores the mechanics of living fluids, bacterial suspensions and bacterial biofilms.
We also study energy conversion in turbulent flows, spanning turbulence-driven rotors and propulsion, rectification of chaos and control of turbulent diffusion.
Our research can be applied to environmental technologies, including conversion of wave energy, water surface cleaning methods and manipulation of floating particles by waves.