Professor Stephen Wilson

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement

I have made contributions to the mathematical modelling and analysis of a wide range of problems in fluid mechanics, including thin-film flows, evaporating droplets, rivulets and dry-patches, dielectrophoresis, microfluidics, liquid crystals, non-Newtonian fluids (including viscoplastic fluids, thixotropic fluids and nanofluids), anti-surfactants and self-rewetting fluids, fluid-structure interaction problems, biomechanics, nucleate boiling, confined bubbles, thermocapillary (Marangoni) and thermoviscosity effects, spin coating, magnetohydrodynamics, and fluid impact problems.

The common theme running through all of my work is the use of a range of mathematical (namely asymptotic, analytical and numerical) methods to bring new insights into a wide range of "real world" problems ranging from boiling and evaporation through industrial coating processes to biological systems such as the human knee.

Publications

The lifetimes of evaporating sessile droplets are significantly extended by strong thermal effects
Schofield F G H, Wilson S K, Pritchard D, Sefiane K
Journal of Fluid Mechanics Vol 851, pp. 231-244 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.496
Rivulet flow of generalized Newtonian fluids
Al Mukahal F H H, Duffy B R, Wilson S K
Physical Review Fluids Vol 3 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.083302
A model for the formation of mura during the One-Drop-Filling process
Cousins Joseph R L, Wilson Stephen K, Mottram Nigel J, Wilkes David, Weegels Leo, Lin KY
25th International Display Workshop 2018, pp. LCT8-4 (2018)
Unsteady motion of a long bubble or droplet in a self-rewetting system
Duffy B R, Wilson S K, Conn J J A, Sefiane K
Physical Review Fluids Vol 3 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.123603
Electro-manipulation of droplets for microfluidic applications
Corson L T, Tsakonas C, Duffy B R, Mottram N J, Brown C V, Wilson S K
Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014 ECMI 2014 - European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry Mathematics in Industry Vol 22, pp. 1073-1080 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23413-7
Preface to the inaugural "Perspectives" article entitled "The importance of being thin" by Stephen H. Davis
Matar Omar K, Wilson Stephen K
Journal of Engineering Mathematics Vol 105, pp. 1-2 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10665-017-9913-y

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Professional activities

BIRS Workshop on Modelling of Thin Liquid Films - Asymptotic Approach vs. Gradient Dynamics
Speaker
28/4/2019
BIRS Workshop on Mathematical Criminology and Security
Speaker
17/3/2019
European Commission - FP7 - European Research Council (External organisation)
Advisor
9/2018
12th European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC12)
Speaker
9/9/2018
3rd UK Fluids Conference 2018
Speaker
4/9/2018
SIG Workshop on Nematics at the Meeting Point of Solid Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics
Participant
28/6/2018

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Projects

University of Strathclyde NPIF 2018 (NPIF EPSRC Doctoral) | Mitchell, Andrew James
Wilson, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Mitchell, Andrew James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF SELF-REWETTING FLUIDS IN HEAT PIPES
Wilson, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
18-Jan-2017 - 17-Jan-2018
Mathematical criminology and crime science
Ramage, Alison (Principal Investigator) Wilson, Stephen (Co-investigator)
Workshop at ICMS, Edinburgh
01-Jan-2017
Industrial Case Account 2016 | Cousins, Joseph
Wilson, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Mottram, Nigel (Co-investigator) Cousins, Joseph (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Industrially-Important Flows of Liquid Crystals: Spreading and Channel Filling
Wilson, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Mottram, Nigel (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2020
Industrial Case Account 2016 / S160595-101
Wilson, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2021

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