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Name Professor Jens Eggers
Job title Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department School of Mathematics University of Bristol
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Qualifications MSc(Aachen), PhD(Marburg)
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Keywords nonlinear flows
formation of drops
singularities
industrial processes
modelling
Areas of expertise I am interested in strongly nonlinear flows involving many length scales. Very often these phenomena are characterised by the underlying (hydrodynamic) equations becoming singular. The structure of singular solutions is typically self-similar, i.e. profiles observed on different scales can be mapped onto each other by rescaling the axes. Examples are the formation of drops, drops spreading on a solid substrate, or singular surface deformations caused by a jet falling into a pool liquid. Understanding the structure of singularities is crucial for modelling industrial processes such as printing, coating, or the entrainment of air into liquids.