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Professor Mark Biggs

Qualifications

  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (Honours 1), University of NSW, 1987.
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 1996.

Research Interests

My current research is focused on the elucidation of the fundamentals of interfacial systems across the lengthscales, and the application of this knowledge to problems of real practical importance. The interfacial systems I currently work on are:

My PhD, which was awarded in 1996 from the University of Adelaide in Australia, was concerned with modelling of coal combustion. Although I continued work in this area until the late 1990s, I no longer undertake coal-related research.

My work has been reported in over 50 publications to date; details of some of these may be found below.

My work is supported by a number of organizations including the EPSRC and the RAEng/Leverhulme Trust amongst others. This support has allowed me to build a compute cluster and maintain a group typically of 4 PhD students and 1-2 PDRAs.

If you think you would like to undertake a PhD under my supervision or spend some time in my group as a visiting scholar, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Publications

Below is my list of publications. Where allowed by copyright, I have provided links to the electronic form of the article - just click on the publication of interest

Recent refereed journal publications in print

Recent refereed conference publications

  • Q. Cai, A. Buts, M.J. Biggs and N.A. Seaton, A method for predicting the diffusion coefficient based on the physical characterisation of porous carbons by adsorption, in Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Characterisation of Porous Solids (eds. N.A. Seaton, F. Rodríguez-Reinoso, P. Llewellyn and S. Kaskell), paper #12 (6 pages). Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing: London, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-84755-904-3..
  • M.J. Biggs, M. Mijajlovic and D.P. Djurdjevic, Towards in silico rational de novo design of peptides for inorganic interfaces, in Proceedings of Chemeca 2008: The 36th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Paper #129 (9 pages), 2008. The Institution of Engineers: Australia. ISBN: 0-85825-823-4 (CD-ROM).
  • M.J. Biggs, V. Zivkovic, D.H. Glass, P. Pagliai and A. Buts, Particle dynamics and granular temperatures in dense fluidized beds as revealed by multiple light scattering techniques, in Proceedings of Chemeca 2008: The 36th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Paper #117 (10 pages), 2008. The Institution of Engineers: Australia. ISBN: 0-85825-823-4 (CD-ROM).
  • M.J. Biggs, R. Layfield, M. Mijajlovic, A. Buts and G.R. Duursma, Explicit numerical simulation of binary drop collision in a linear shear field at finite Reynolds numbers, in Proceedings of Chemeca 2008: 36th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Paper #246 (10 pages), 2008. The Institution of Engineers: Australia. ISBN: 0-85825-823-4 (CD-ROM).
  • M.J. Biggs, A. Buts, Q. Cai and N.A. Seaton, Absolute assessment of adsorption-based microporous solid characterisation methods, in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (eds. P. L. Llewellyn, F. Rodriquez-Reinoso, J. Rouqerol and N. Seaton; ISBN: 0444520228), 160, 79-86, 2006.
  • Q. Cai, A. Buts, N.A. Seaton and M.J. Biggs, Characterization of the porosity of a microporous model carbon, in Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (eds. P. L. Llewellyn, F. Rodriquez-Reinoso, J. Rouqerol and N. Seaton; ISBN: 0444520228), 160, 257-264, 2006.

Entry last updated: Monday, 18 Jan 2010

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