A/Prof Steven CARNIE

Fellow (Associate)

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: G18
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Thin film drainage
  • Colloidal interactions
  • Hydrodynamics of drops
  • Flow in porous media
  • Electrokinetics


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Extra Information

My interests lie in the modelling of systems arising in chemistry or chemical engineering, typically at the micron scale or smaller (nano-scale). Over recent years, I have drifted from statistical mechanical treatments of the electrical double layer and Monte Carlo simulations of polyelectrolytes towards continuum modelling of phenomena such as the electroacoustics of non-dilute suspensions, electrochromatography, droplet breakup in the production of photographic dispersions, the performance of electrochemical supercapacitors, the formation of gold nanorods and drop-drop interactions in the Atomic Force Microscope.

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Sue Ann CHEN "Osmotically driven deformation of a stable water film"
Khurram KAMRAN "Modeling the gentle bouncing of a drop"
Jason LOOKER "The electrokinetics of porous colloidal particles"
Rogerio MANICA "Modelling hydrodynamic interactions between deformable droplets"
Ofer MANOR "Bubbles, drops and the physics of their collisions"

Past Honours & MSc Students

Name Project title
Simon VILLANI "The electrokinetic suppression of slip at a mercury/water interface"