Dr Mark Haw

Senior Lecturer

Chemical and Process Engineering

Personal statement

My research interests are focussed on particles and fluids: from particulates such as mud, cement, soil or pharmaceutical powders to suspensions such as colloids, blood, and swimming bacteria and algae. We study how such 'multiphase' systems respond to conditions such as forces, flow, and interactions with their environment. I am also particularly interested in the role of thermal fluctuations (so-called Brownian motion) in complex fluids and soft matter, whether in colloidal suspensions such as paints and foods or in biological systems such as proteins. We do both experimental and computational research, and collaborate with various industries to better understand processes and fundamental science of applications. I also do a lot of public engagement work, including books and articles, talks, and interactive events.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    We have the following capabilities and expertise in my research group:

    • rheology/rheometry
    • direct flow visualisation microscopy
    • optical microscopy with fluorescence
    • high speed video
    • computational optical tracking analysis
    • a range of flows which can be studied in situ in microscopy, including channel, shear and squeeze
    • in development: optical tweezing
    • Monte Carlo/diffusive simulations including particle aggregation, gelation and associated analyses

Prizes and awards

EPSRC Grand Challenge Chemistry & chemical engineering, meeting Nov. 08, champion for submission post-meeting 'Artificial life'
Recipient
11/2008

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Publications

Resonant alignment of microswimmer trajectories in oscillatory shear flows
Hope Alexander, Croze Ottavio A., Poon Wilson C. K., Bees Martin A., Haw Mark D.
Physical Review Fluids Vol 1, pp. 051201-1 - 051201-8, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.1.051201
Group work experiences of women students in a Scottish chemical engineering programme
Nisbet Jolan, Haw Mark D., Boon Stuart, Harrington Ross W., Fletcher Ashleigh J.
Education for Chemical Engineers Vol 16, pp. 39-47, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2016.07.002
Using the perceptions of chemical engineering students and graduates to develop employability skills
Fletcher Ashleigh J., Sharif Abdul Wadood A., Haw Mark D.
Education for Chemical Engineers, pp. 1-29, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2016.07.001
Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics of jamming in thermostatted shear flows
Williams Calum, Haw Mark, Lue Leo
British Society of Rheology Mid-Winter Meeting 2015, (2015)
Effects of secondary metal carbonate addition on the porous character of resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels
Taylor Stewart J., Haw Mark D., Sefcik Jan, Fletcher Ashleigh J.
Langmuir Vol 31, pp. 13571-13580, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02483
The role of thermostats in simulations of jamming
Williams Calum, Haw Mark, Lue Leo, Forsyth Claire, Peixoto Vanesa
24th International Conference on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics, (2015)

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Teaching

Departmental and Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Director of Teaching
  • Faculty Learning and Teaching Forum
  • Faculty Academic Administration Committee

 

Taught Classes (Chemical Engineering:

  • CP102 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • CP303 Materials Processing and Applications
  • CP404 Multiphase systems
  • CP516 Emerging Technologies
  • CP520 Communicating Science and Technology
  • CP407/413 Chemical Engineering Design
  • 18530 Chemical Engineering Project
  • CP926 Multiphase processing

 

Other teaching:

  • Becoming an Engaging Researcher (Cross-faculty public engagement skills)
  • Other ad-hoc public engagement classes

 

Teaching and learning research:

I am part of a small team within the Department which has been working over the past two years on employability, transferable skills and personal development-related issues in teaching and learning, with a particular recent focus on the role of student teamwork and student peer-tutoring to provide 'embedded' personal and professional development for undergraduates.

We are also beginning to look at innovation skills and how undergraduate teaching and student experience can help promote the impact of research into applications, as students graduate and become key players in industry.

Research interests

My research interests are focussed on particles and fluids: from particulates such as mud, cement, soil or pharmaceutical powders to suspensions such as colloids, blood, and swimming bacteria and algae. We study how such 'multiphase' systems respond to conditions such as forces, flow, and interactions with their environment. I am also particularly interested in the role of thermal fluctuations (so-called Brownian motion) in complex fluids and soft matter, whether in colloidal suspensions such as paints and foods or in biological systems such as proteins. We do both experimental and computational research, and collaborate with various industries to better understand processes and fundamental science of applications.

Professional activities

Frankenstein 2.0 -- public talk at Eastercon science fiction convention
Presenter
21/4/2014
New connections in particles and fluids
Organiser
31/3/2014
Cambridge Science Festival invited talk: Frankenstein 2.0
Speaker
14/3/2014
Really Small Science at Glasgow Science Centre
Presenter
19/10/2013
Directed Assembly of Functional Nanomaterials (EPSRC Grand Challenge conference)
Organiser
12/6/2013
Famelab UK final 2012
Speaker
12/3/2012

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Sharif, Abdul
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator) Fletcher, Ashleigh (Co-investigator) Sharif, Abdul (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2015 - 01-Feb-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Williams, Calum Mclean
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator) Lue, Leo (Co-investigator) Williams, Calum Mclean (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Apr-2018
Doctoral Training Grant 2010 | Leckie, Joy Susan
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator) Leckie, Joy Susan (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2010 - 07-May-2015
Predictive formulation of high-solid content complex dispersions
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator)
Period 03-Oct-2016 - 02-Oct-2019
Really Small Science
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2015 - 30-Sep-2015
EXPLORATHON - European Researchers' Night Scotland (H2020 MSCA NIGHT)
Trager-Cowan, Carol (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2014 - 30-Nov-2015

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Address

Chemical and Process Engineering
James Weir Building

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