Dr Matthew Barrow
Senior Lecturer
Telephone: (01792) 602289
Room: Academic Office - C_206
Second Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus


  1. & Validation of Optimal Fourier Rheometry for rapidly gelling materials and its application in the study of collagen gelation. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 222, 253-259.
  2. & Studies of cavitation and ice nucleation in ‘doubly-metastable’ water: time-lapse photography and neutron diffraction. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14(38), 13255-13261.
  3. & Rheometry and associated techniques for blood coagulation studies. Medical Engineering & Physics 30(6), 671-679.
  4. & Effect of solvent choice on breath-figure-templated assembly of “holey” polymer films. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 91(3), 38001
  5. & Fractal analysis of viscoelastic data with automated gel point location and its potential application in the investigation of therapeutically modified blood coagulation. Rheologica Acta 49(9), 901


  • EG-M01 Complex Fluids and Rheology

    This module considers the rheology of complex fluids. Course content provides an introduction to rheology from basic classifications of non-Newtonian materials to how the material properties affect processing operations. Consideration is given to the influence of product rheology and the manufacturing process, quality control and how this influences performance and end-user perception. Rheological methods for the characterisation of non-Newtonian materials are reviewed and means by which the results of such tests can be used to describe and predict advanced aspects of transport processes involving non-Newtonian fluids are considered. Materials of interest range from simple inelastic time-independent fluids to more complex viscoelastic systems. Measurement techniques considered range from simple shear viscometers to advanced rheometrical techniques for the characterisation of evolving systems (those which are changing with time due to chemical or physical transformation) and further techniques for the measurement of the extensional viscosity of mobile elastic fluids are reviewed.

  • EGA102 Process Analysis and Design

    Students are required to tackle a variety of engineering problems and to work within a team to deliver results. This module tests a variety of fundamental engineering skills, highlights the importance of basic project management skills and serves to provide experience of working in partnership with others. Projects are student-led with support and feedback provided throughout by the lecturer. The module deals with the formulation of both material and energy balances for operations which involve either recycle or by-pass systems, and is aligned with key concepts introduced in EG100 (Chemical Process Principles) and EGA114 (Chemical Engineering Science). The module also considers vapour-liquid equilibria with application to the design of distillation units. These concepts are then used to design a manufacturing process and students are encouraged to further assess both the environmental and the safety impacts of their chosen design. The team design project leads to the production of a design report which is the major assessed component within the module, however there are other smaller items of assessment. Students will be required to complete a review which provides assessment of the team and individual team member performances.

  • EGA319 Environmental Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give Environmental Engineering students experience in handling a complex and integrated process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the whole undergraduate course. The module provides training and working in a team environment on a major project and incorporates business skills and sustainability.

  • EGA326 Chemical Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to working in a team environment on a major project.

  • EGCM30 MSc Dissertation - Chemical Engineering

    The dissertation study will generally be carried out on a research topic associated with, and supervised by, a member of staff in the SPEC, CCFP or Cwater. Study for the dissertation, which may be based on practical, industrial, or literature work, or any combination of these, is carried out over a period of about 12 weeks, with the dissertation submitted at the end of September.


  • Microalgae products – Development of a pilot scale production process fed with industrial carbon emissions. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Oatley-Radcliffe