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University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
My main research interests are (rather generally) continuum mechanics and mathematical modelling, with a particular interest in various fluid structure interaction topics such as smart/slippery surfaces, active and passive droplet transport, microfluidics, fluid-structure instabilities, and elastocapillarity.
My PhD is on 'bendotaxis' - a novel mechanism in which small droplets can be moved through deformable channels, mediated by surface tension. As part of my PhD, I have been involved with the Observatory at the Mathematical Institute, a place where a simple yet illuminating experiments are performed to help wtith the development of theoretical models and identify the underlying physical processes.
I am also interested in writing about mathematics/physics for a non-expert audience; a couple of examples of articles can be found here (about my own research) and here (about the work of others).
I tutored the following Prelims courses at Worcester College in 2017-18 and 2018-19 (and shall do again in 2019-20):
- Fourier Series and Partial Differential Equations
- Multivariable Calculus
I was a teaching assistant for the following courses in 2016-17:
- B5.3 Viscous Flow
- C5.2 Elasticity and Plasticity
Major / recent publications:
Wettability-independent droplet transport by Bendotaxis
A. T. Bradley, F. Box, I. J. Hewitt and D. Vella
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 074503