Jian Hui (James) Guan

Jian Hui (James) joined Prof. Chris MacMinn’s group at Oxford as a postdoctoral research assistant in experimental fluid mechanics in June 2017. His current project deals with the control of viscous fingering with fluid-structure interactions.

Jian undertook this PhD studies at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, during which he was supervised by Prof. Glen McHale whilst working as part of the Smart Materials and Surfaces laboratory. Jian’s PhD research project was in soft matter physics, specifically in the dynamics of liquid droplets on low friction surfaces. He is also interested in flow and transport in microfluidic systems, particularly in capillary flows on hydrophobic, hydrophilic and lubricant-impregnated surfaces.