I am Regius Professor of Engineering, and RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies, in the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Following research positions in the Technische Universitaet Berlin, and the University of Cambridge, in 1996 I became a Lecturer in the University of Aberdeen; and then Lecturer and ExxonMobil Engineering Fellow in King's College London in 2001. I moved to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 2003 as the Weir Professor of Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics, and was latterly Head of the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. In 2013 I was appointed to the Regius Chair in Edinburgh University, the ninth incumbent of this position since it was established by Queen Victoria in 1868.
In addition to my engineering science research on the fluid dynamics of micro-, nano-, and multi-scale systems (see below), I am also involved in the industrial application of fluid mechanics. I co-founded Brinker Technology Ltd in 2002 to commercialise a novel leak detection and sealing system for oil/gas pipelines and wellheads.
In 2018, I was appointed to a 10-year Chair in Emerging Technologies, by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). I was awarded the Lord Kelvin Medal (the Senior Prize in Physical Sciences) by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015, and was an RAEng MacRobert Award Finalist in 2006. In 2003, I won the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering (Leverhulme Trust). I am a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the American Physical Society, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institute of Physics.
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