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Personal Professorships for Silvana Cardoso, Alex Routh and Axel Zeitler

last modified Jun 16, 2017 03:54 PM
Personal Professorships for Silvana Cardoso, Alex Routh and Axel Zeitler

Alex Routh, Silvana Cardoso and Axel Zeitler. Click on the image for larger version.

Congratulations to Drs. Silvana Cardoso, Alex Routh and Axel Zeitler who have been promoted to personal Professorships. It was announced in the University Reporter this week (June 2017).

Head of Department, Professor John Dennis, said, "These are outstanding achievements given that, combined with the Engineering Department, there were only seven professorial promotions in engineering."

Dr Silvana Cardoso is head of the Fluids and Environment group. Her research focuses on the interaction between fluid dynamics and chemical processes in environmental flows. Recent work includes publications in Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics on problems ranging from the BP oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico (2010), the Icelandic volcanic plume (2010), and the Fukushima nuclear cloud (2011), to the geological storage of carbon dioxide, and the impact of global warming on the melting of methane hydrates.
She was recently awarded the Inaugural Davidson Medal by the IChemE.

Dr Alex Routh is head of the Colloidal Dispersions group. Colloidal dispersions consist of small particles suspended in a fluid. Examples include milk, paint and smoke. Within the group, research activities include the formation of core-shell particles, analysis of engine oi additives, formulation of drilling muds and film formation from aqueous dispersions. Recent advances have looked at the arrangement of particles during drying including crack formation and material property generation as films dry.

Dr Axel Zeitler's main research interest is in terahertz spectroscopy and imaging with a specific interest in pharmaceutical applications. Terahertz radiation refers to a part of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared radiation that was only recently exploited. It has unique properties for probing molecular interactions as well as for nondestructive imaging. The group is working towards translating this technology for industrial sensing solutions as well as exploring the opportunities and limitations of the method at a fundamental level.

The Professorships take effect on 1 October 2017.