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

"Curdling" of soymilk in coffee : a study of the phase behaviour of soymilk coffee mixtures
Brown Mairi, Laitano Francesca, Williams Calum, Gibson Bruce, Haw Mark, Sefcik Jan, Johnston Karen
Food Hydrocolloids Vol 95, pp. 462-467 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2019.04.032
Structure and kinetics in colloidal films with competing interactions
Haw Mark D
Physical Review E Vol 99 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.99.012603
Perceptions, pedagogy, employability : from survey indicators to improving skills
Sharif Abdul, Haw Mark, Fletcher Ashleigh
14th Enhancement Themes Conference (2017)
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 Vol 18, pp. 11-25 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2016.07.001
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 (2016)
https://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)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2016.07.002

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Teaching

Departmental and Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Director of Teaching (2009-2016)
  • Faculty Learning and Teaching Forum
  • Faculty Academic Administration Committee (2011-2016)
  • Acting Full time MSc coordinator (2016-17)
  • Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering course liaison with Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry (shared UG course) (2013-2018)
  • Year 4 Academic Year Coordinator (2018-present)
  • Department Assessment Academic Coordinator (2018-present)

 

Taught Classes (Chemical Engineering:

  • CP102 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • CP303 Materials Processing and Applications
  • CP305 Ethics, sustainability and economics
  • CP404 Multiphase systems
  • CP516 Emerging Technologies
  • CP520 Communicating Science and Technology
  • CP531 Frontiers of chemical engineering
  • 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 few 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 looking 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

Motors, mind and Frankenstein - talk at Glasgow Pint of Science festival
Speaker
19/5/2014
Particles and fluids
Invited speaker
25/4/2014
Frankenstein 2.0 -- public talk at Eastercon science fiction convention
Speaker
21/4/2014
New connections in particles and fluids
Organiser
31/3/2014
Glasgow Science Centre
Visiting lecturer
20/3/2014
Radio interview Cambridge Science Show
Interviewee
14/3/2014

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Flannigan, James
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator) Flannigan, James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
RI@S funded summer project
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator) Sefcik, Jan (Co-investigator)
RI@S funded summer project for Mohammad Talha Dar
10-Jan-2019 - 05-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Cashmore, Andrew
Sefcik, Jan (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Cashmore, Andrew
Sefcik, Jan (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Particulate flow in energy devices - MISE project
Haw, Mark (Principal Investigator)
21-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
Really Small Science in Colombia
Grassia, Paul (Principal Investigator) Haw, Mark (Co-investigator) Leckie, Joy Susan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Address

Chemical and Process Engineering
James Weir Building

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