Jason Reese

Jason Reese

Jason Reese

Regius Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Jason Reese is Regius Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Born in London in 1967, his first degree was in Physics from Imperial College London and his doctoral research was in Applied Mathematics at Oxford University.

Following research positions in the Technische Universitaet Berlin and Cambridge University, he became a Lecturer in Aberdeen University, and then Lecturer and ExxonMobil Engineering Fellow in King’s College London. He moved to the University of Strathclyde in 2003 as Weir Professor of Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics, and was latterly Head of the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

In 2013 he was appointed to the Regius Chair in Edinburgh University, the ninth incumbent since its establishment by Queen Victoria in 1868. In addition to his engineering science research on non-continuum flows (particularly at the micro and nano scales), he is involved in the industrial application of fluid mechanics. He co-founded Brinker Technology Ltd in 2002 to commercialise novel leak detection and sealing systems for oil/gas pipelines and wellheads.

A winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering (Leverhulme Trust), the Lord Kelvin Medal (Royal Society of Edinburgh), and a MacRobert Award finalist (Royal Academy of Engineering), Jason Reese is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the American Physical Society, and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Read more about Jason and his work here.

Abstract Title: Best of both worlds? How molecular engineering can empower extraordinary nano flow technologies

Abstract: The excitement about using nano-engineered structures for various flow applications – such as highly-selective filtration membranes – is based on the fact that micro- and nano-scale fluid systems can behave very differently from their macro-scale counterparts. However, this poses a problem for the simulation-for-design of these next-generation technologies: molecular effects at the nanoscale require special treatment beyond the scope of conventional flow design tools. In this talk I will describe the coupled simulation software that is being created to tackle these multiscale situations. To illustrate the successes as well as the outstanding challenges, I will present examples of engineering applications, including water transport in nanotube membranes.