Study level

PhD

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Associate Professor Emilie Sauret
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Liquid marbles are liquid droplets coated with super-hydrophobic particles. They possess interesting properties such as the ability to contain liquid content without wetting surfaces and enhanced elasticity.

Numerous experimental studies on liquid marbles and their properties have already been reported in the literature. For example, novel microfluidic applications, miniature bioreactors and gas sensing mechanisms. Despite plenty of experimental work, there is limited computational modelling investigations of liquid marbles represented in literature.

A successful numerical model would be able to derive new insights while aiding the experimental studies.

Research activities

In this project you will:

  • attempt to develop an innovative computational model for liquid marbles using fundamentals of physics and engineering, with the use of mathematical modelling concepts, computer programming and high-performance computing facilities (super computers)
  • evaluate different numerical modelling methods based on their effectiveness and efficiency to model different physical and chemical aspects relevant to liquid marbles.

Outcomes

The aim of this project is to develop a computational model that can effectively and efficiently approximate the true behaviour of liquid marbles in terms of their morphology, multiphase phenomena and other physicochemical properties.

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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