Our group collaborates with a range of industries and scientists from many disciplines to ensure that our models address the key challenges.

You can find out a little more about our collaborators below:



Dyson is a technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, heaters and hair dryers. We are working in collaboration with Ben Hovell, Dr Gareth Morris and Dr William Nicholls to improve filter performance in vacuum cleaners.






Gore is a US-based company that specializes in medical, fabric, and performance solutions. We are working to understand and optimize purification devices.







Nestlé is a Swiss food and drink company famous for making confectionery including Kit Kat and Smarties as well as Nespresso. We are currently working with Ritchie Parker to understand how cereals such as Cheerios are made.







Pall Corporation is the world's leading separation science and filtration industry. We are currently working with Peter Levison (Portsmouth) and Mark Hurwitz (Cortland, New York) on a variety of membrane- and filtration-related challenges.






Schott AG is a glass manufacturing company based in Mainz, Germany. We have a long-standing relationship with Schott AG. In 2008 we developed a mathematical model to fabricate tubes with any desired cross-sectional shape. Since then we have worked to understand how the glass vial manufacturing process can be improved. We are now working on developing mathematical models to describe the glass-sheet-drawing process. These glass sheets can be made into a range of high-quality goods such as computer tablet screens. Doireann O'Kiely spends some time each year working at their base in Mainz, Germany.





Sirhsendu De is a professor at IIT Kharapur. We are working together on new technologies for removal of arsenic from water using filter beds.



The Laboratory of Fields, Flows, and Interfaces (LoFFI) is an experimental research laboratory based at Ryerson University in Toronto, headed by Dr Scott Tsai. We have a long-standing collaboration with the LoFFI and its members and are presently working together on new strategies for water purification and contaminant removal.



The Complex Fluids Group in Princeton is headed by Professor Howard Stone. We have a long-standing relationship with this group and have worked together on a range of different problems over the years, from the dispersion of particles in flows, to erosion and corrosion in a nuclear fusion reactor, to surfactant-driven flows and modelling the behaviour of magnetic fluids. Ian Griffiths spends some time each year working in this lab.





Engineering Science in Oxford. We currently work with Robert Field and Nick Hankins exploring new techniques for water filtration.