We are the Complex Fluids Group at UNSW.
Fluids containing small amounts of colloids, polymers, and surfactants can exhibit highly non-ideal behaviour with fascinating dynamics. Complex fluids are a key part of most major products and manufacturing processes. Our group uses advanced imaging and rheology techniques to understand fundamental properties of complex fluid components, specifically: shape, structure, and flow.
Shape - Particle shape affects advanced material strength, reactivity, and biological uptake.