Dr Bjornar Sandnes

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602634

Email address

Office - 409
Fourth Floor
Engineering North
Bay Campus


My research focuses on the surprising variety of flow patterns we discover in multiphase, granular, and complex fluid flows. We study how large-scale flow patterns emerge from a combination of the microstructure of the fluid, and the viscous, capillary, frictional and gravitational forces acting on the system. Our results provide explanations for naturally occurring phenomena in geophysical flows, and helps optimise engineered processes such as soil remediation, oil and gas recovery, and carbond dioxide cature and storage.

Read more on the Complex Flow Lab webpage.