Dr Milan Patel is a chemical engineering research fellow with the School of Engineering.
Dr Patel conducts research into the rheology and forming of complex fluids (experiments and finite element simulations), CO2 sequestration with enhanced natural gas recovery (simulation of subsurface reservoir flows), and microclimate within structures (air, heat and moisture transport).
He uses multiscale, semi-analytical and finite element modelling to solve problems in these areas, with experimental validation conducted wherever possible. He also investigates the accuracy of industry-standard mechanical characterisation tests, publishing critiques and recommending improvements.
Interests and expertise
- Rheology and materials processing of polymers, foods, particulate matter and water
- Microclimate simulation (air, heat & moisture transport)
- Subsurface simulation of CO2 sequestration with enhanced natural gas recovery
UNDERLYING PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS
- Solid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics, two-phase flow, reactive transport
- Multiscale, semi-analytical a nd numerical finite element modelling (Mathematica, ABAQUS, COMSOL
- BA/MEng/PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Colloids Group, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
- Research Scientist, Animal Food & Health Sciences, CSIRO, Australia
- Research Fellow, Fluid Science & Resources Division, School of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering, University of Western Australia
- Research Fellow, Rapid Discovery & Fabrication Group, School of Engineering (Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronics), RMIT University, Australia