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 & 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 & materials processing of polymers, foods, particulate matter & water
Microclimate simulation (air, heat & moisture transport)
Subsurface simulation of CO2 sequestration with enhanced natural gas recovery
UNDERLYING PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS
Solid mechanics & computational fluid dynamics, two-phase flow, reactive transport
Multiscale, semi-analytical & numerical finite element modelling (Mathematica, ABAQUS, COMSOL Multiphysics)
Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
- 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