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Research Interests

Experimental & Computational Fluid Dynamics:

I have an interest in fluid dynamics and its applications to Engineering applications.  I am particularly interested in laminar to turbulent transition, in particular boundary-layer receptivity and stability theory.  I have an interest in fluid structure interaction and flow control by means of compliant surfaces, roughness and MEMS.  My work is through experiment and numerical modelling (velocity-vorticity and other methods).  I have an interest in flow over flat plates, aerofoils and rotating disks.

Fluid Mechanics and Biological Applications

I have an interest in modelling flows through collapsible tubes and arteries, particular with the aim of understanding the flow physics and development of assitive devices.   This work is of a fundamental scientific and practical nature.

Compartmental Modelling

Modelling cell growth of cancer cells using pk-pD models.

Teaching & Learning

I have an interest in teaching pedagogy and students attitudes to learning towards Mathematics and Engineering.


Education / Academic qualification

Degree, University of Reading

Doctorate, University of Warwick

MSc, University of Warwick

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rotating disks Physics & Astronomy
turbulent boundary layer Physics & Astronomy
Boundary layers Engineering & Materials Science
boundary layer transition Physics & Astronomy
boundary layers Physics & Astronomy
laminar boundary layer Physics & Astronomy
Cell Proliferation Mathematics
Couette flow Physics & Astronomy

Research Output 2003 2008

  • 50 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding
8 Citations

A coupled drug kinetics-cell cycle model to analyse the response of human cells to intervention by topotecan

Chappell, M. J., Evans, N. D., Errington, R. J., Khan, I. A., Campbell, L., Ali, R., Godfrey, K. R. & Smith, P. J. Feb 2008 In : Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 89, 2, p. 169-178 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cell Cycle
Pharmaceutical Preparations
10 Citations

A deterministic model for the sublayer streaks in turbulent boundary layers for application to flow control

Carpenter, P. W., Kudar, K. L., Ali, R., Sen, P. K. & Davies, C. 15 Oct 2007 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 365, 1859, p. 2419-2441 23 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

turbulent boundary layer
Flow control
Plane Wave
Boundary layers

Modelling the control of cell proliferation by an anti-cancer agent

Ali, R., Evans, N., Campbell, L., Errington, R., Godfrey, K., Smith, P. & Chappell, M. Feb 2007 In : Measurement and Control. 40, 1, p. 12-15 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Cell Proliferation
Cell proliferation
2 Citations

A novel integrative bioinformatics environment for encoding and interrogating timelapse microscopy images

Khan, I. A., Hedley, C. J., White, N. S., Ali, R., Chappell, M. J., Evans, N. D., Campbell, L., Marquez, N., Fisher, J., Smith, P. J. & Errington, R. J. 2006 IFAC Proceedings Volumes. Elsevier, Vol. 39, p. 273-278 6 p. (IFAC Proceedings Volumes; vol. 39, no. 18)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Microscopic examination
Data mining
Large scale systems

Disturbance development in boundary layers over compliant surfaces

Davies, C., Carpenter, P. W., Ali, R. & Lockerby, D. A. 2006 Sixth IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition. Vol. 78, p. 225-230 6 p. (Fluid Mechanics and its Applications; vol. 78)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Boundary layers
Rotating disks
Computer simulation