McHale and Newton Research Groups
The research at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle is led by Professor Glen McHale in the Faculty of Engineering & Environment (with colleagues in Physics and Mechanical Engineering) and at Nottingham Trent University by Dr. Michael Newton within the Physics group of the School of Science & Technology.
Our Research Related to Natures Raincoats:
Research at Northumbria:
The group's research is grouped under the name Smart Materials & Surfaces Lab and includes the interplay between surface chemistry and nano- and micro-topography (also called superhydrophobicity), static and dynamic wetting of surfaces, Leidenfrost effect, drag reduction, elastomers/creasing, microsystems/microfluidics and surface acoustic wave sensors.
The academic staff within the group include: Professor Glen McHale, Professor Richard Fu, Dr. Linzi Dodd, Dr. Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Dr. Yifan Li, Dr. Ciro Semprebon, Dr. Gary Wells, Dr. Ben Xu and Dr. Dominika Zabiegaj).
Research at Nottingham Trent:
Dr. Michael Newton's research includes the interplay between surface chemistry and nano- and micro-topography, sensors and acoustic waves, liquid-based optics (with Dr Carl Brown) and magnetic resonance imaging (with Dr Martin Bencsik and Dr. Rob Morris).