Welcome to the mfX research group!

We are a large computational group at the University of Edinburgh investigating a range of multiscale flow problems that target important engineering challenges of the 21st century in health, transport, water and energy. Our research spans fundamental engineering science at the nano/micro/meso/macro scales, multiscale method development, highly parallel software development that run on supercomputers, and industry-focused engineering applications.

Examples of our recent work include: non-equilibrium gas transport through porous media for safer oil/gas reservoir management; nano/micro bubble cavitation dynamics for disease targeting; nano/micro-engineered surfaces with improved performance (e.g. anti-icing, marine drag reduction, nanotube water filtration membranes, evaporating cooling nanopipes); liquid-surface damage analysis; granular and pedestrian flow predictions.

We actively collaborate with researchers from the UK and around the world, and engage with various industrial companies to adapt our techniques for their problems.


Carlos’s recent paper in Physics of Fluids has been higlighted as Editor’s pick! Congratulations to Carlos, and you can read his paper here.

Posted 18 Aug 2021

Shaokang Li has joined mfX as a PhD student, to work with Professor Yonghao Zhang. Welcome Shaokang!

Posted 03 Aug 2021

Martin passed his PhD viva today with minor corrections! Congratulations are in order to Dr. Martin Nikiforidis.

Posted 19 Jul 2021

Saikat and Sreehari have both won Early Career Fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust! These prestigious fellowships are awarded across the sciences, arts, and the humanities. Huge congratulations to the duo!

Posted 20 Jun 2021

Patrick won the Best Poster prize at the School PGR conference today in a strong field of 200+ candidates! A well-deserved congratulations to Patrick!

Posted 16 Apr 2021
Latest Papers
Li et al. Comput. Fluids 2021
Published 15 Aug 2021
Bellomo et al. Math. Mod. Meth. Appl. S. 2021
Published 28 Jul 2021
Dockar et al. Soft Matter 2021
Published 02 Jul 2021
Gu et al. Comput. Fluids 2021
Published 30 May 2021
Datta et al. Nano Letters 2021
Published 25 Jan 2021
Su et al. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 2021
Published 01 Jan 2021