Group Members: Ian Griffiths


Bain Group History

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Durham University and University of Oxford, 2007-present

Project Title

Mathematical Modelling of Reaction Kinetics in Micellar Surfactant Systems

Research – Outline

I am the mathematical modeller for the Bain Group. I am based in the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM), at the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. My research concerns the use of mathematical models to describe the behaviour observed in a surfactant-loaded fluid. Specifically, the principal aim is to explain the empirical results obtained by DANIEL COLEGATE on ADSORPTION DYNAMICS in the liquid jet.

Research – A Closer Look

This is a multidisciplinary research project between the Bain Group and OCIAM. Collaborators on this project are Professor Colin Bain, Dr PETER HOWELL, Dr CHRIS BREWARD and Daniel Colegate.

I adopt a combination of asymptotic and numerical approaches to explain the results of Dan’s empirical measurements on the adsorption of surfactant at a free surface and on micelle breakdown in a bulk surfactant system.


In addition to surfactant systems my research interests are in fluid dynamics, in particular the slow flow of very viscous fluids, and its applications to glass manufacture.

Click HERE to go to my OCIAM webpage.

On the non-academic side my main interests are sport-related, especially mountain biking and squash.