Research interests lie in finite element methods applied to problems of:

  • Solidification, flow and thermal stress in castings.
  • Natural and artificial ground freezing. Heat and mass transfer in porous capillary bodies.
  • Consolidation and flow through porous media.
  • Multiphase flow in petroleum reservoirs.
  • Flow and Compaction of pharmaceutical powders.


  1. & A combined finite-discrete element method for simulating pharmaceutical powder tableting. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 62(7), 853
  2. & A two dimensional combined discrete and finite element scheme for simulating the flow and compaction of systems comprising irregular particulates. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 195(41-43), 5552
  3. & Fully coupled modeling of seabed subsidence and reservoir compaction of North Sea oil fields. Hydrogeology Journal 11(1), 142
  4. & A finite element model of the squeeze casting process. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow 16(5), 539

External Responsibilities

  • I am the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Numerical Methods in Heat and Fluid Flow
  • I am a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) and also of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW)