Past, present and future topics of research for PhD:
- Turbulent viscoelastic fluid flows (experimental, theoretical and numerical)
- Microfluidics: Fluid mechanics of Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids in micron size devices
- Membrane flows
- Investigation of stirred reactor flows powered by low power hyperboloid impellers
- Development of coupled rheological-turbulence models for predicting turbulent flows of viscoelastic fluids
- Hydrodynamic characteristics of non-Newtonian flows around cylinders
- Non-Newtonian axisymmetric sudden expansion flows
- Computational rheology based on finite-volume methods:
- Complex non-linear rheological equations;
- High resolution methods for advection of stresses;
- Non-isothermal flows;
- Extrusion and other free-surface flows.
- Implementation of integral constitutive equations into a finite-volume code
- Prediction of viscoelastic behaviour using stochastic models (Micro modelling) following a finite-volume approach
- Complex flows of viscoelastic fluids with micro-macro modelling in finite-volumes

Other topics of interest for doctoral work:
- Natural ventilation flows
- Heat transfer with viscoelastic fluids
- Solid-liquid flows and heat transfer
- General Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

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