Dr Richard Whalley
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 30 80
- Address: School of Engineering
T11A, Stephenson Building
I am a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. My research interest is in experimental fluid dynamics. My research focuses on understanding and controlling wall-turbulent flows, developing MEMS sensors for wall-turbulence measurements, and on developing microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices for the detection of infectious diseases.
2007 - 2011: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
2004 - 2007: B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with Mathematics, University of Nottingham, UK
Class: First with honours; Rank: 1st, recipient of 4 academic prizes
2015: Chartered Engineer, CEng
2015: Chartered Scientist, CSci
2017 - 2021: "Hibernating turbulence in boundary-layer flows," United Stated Air Force Laboratory, $159,526, Principal Investigator
2017 - 2020: "Microfluidic automated platform for Osteoarthritus drug screening," NC3R CRACK IT, £999,996, Co-Investigator
2016 - 2017: "Detection and characterisation of hibernating turbulence in boundary-layer flows," Royal Society, £14,946, Principal Investigator
2015 - 2016: "Exploiting microfluidics and printing technologies to rapidly detect MRSA in nasal swabs," I-Sense: EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Disease, £260,405, Co-Investigator
Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
2016: Best paper award for Ni Y, Lynch MJ, Modic M, Whalley RD, Walsh J. "A solar powered handheld plasma source for microbial decontamination," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2016, 49(35), 355203
2015: Best paper award for Whalley RD, Abed WM, Dennis DJC, Poole RJ. "Enhancing hear transfer at the micro-scale using elastic turbulence," Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 2015, 5(3), 103-106
2011: EPSRC PhD Plus Fellowship
2009: American Institute of Physics Gallery of Fluid Motion Competition (video entry)
2015 - present: Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK
2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK
2012 - 2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
2011 - 2012: EPSRC PhD Plus Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
My current areas of interest
- Wall-bounded turbulent flows
- Skin-friction drag reduction
- Flow-separation control
- Lab-on-a-chip devices
- Medical diagnostics
Potential Ph.D. studentships can be found on our School's webpage: For Prospective Ph.D. Studentships
- MEC2003: Applications of Thermofluid Dynamics
- MEC3014: Computational Modelling
- MEC8043: Software in the Professional Engineering Context
- MEC3018: Design for Industry
- MEC3098: Mechanical Engineering Project
- MEC8095: MSc Project
- Whalley RD, Park JS, Kushwaha A, Dennis D, Graham MD, Poole R. Low-drag events in transitional wall-bounded turbulence. Physical Review Fluids 2017, 2, 034602.
- Ni Y, Lynch MJ, Modic M, Whalley R, Walsh J. A solar powered handheld plasma source for microbial decontamination applications. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2016, 49(35), 355203.
- Abed WM, Whalley RD, Dennis JC, Poole RJ. Experimental investigation of the impact of elastic turbulence on heat transfer in a serpentine channel. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 2016, 231, 68-78.
- Whalley RD, Walsh JL. Turbulent jet flow generated downstream of a low temperature dielectric barrier atmospheric pressure plasma device. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 31756.
- Whalley RD, Abed WM, Dennis DJC, Poole RJ. Enhancing heat transfer at the micro-scale using elastic turbulence. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 2015, 5(3), 103-106.
- Abed WM, Whalley RD, Dennis JCD, Poole RJ. Numerical and experimental investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics in a micro-scale serpentine channel. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2015, 88, 790-802.
- Choi KS, Jukes TN, Whalley RD, Feng LH, Wang JJ, Matsunuma T, Segawa T. Plasma virtual actuators for flow control. Journal of Flow Control, Measurement & Visualisation 2015, 3(1), 22-34.
- Whalley RD, Choi KS. Turbulent boundary-layer control with plasma spanwise travelling waves. Experiments in Fluids 2014, 55(1796).
- Wang JJ, Choi KS, Feng LH, Jukes TN, Whalley RD. Recent developments in DBD plasma flow control. Progress in Aerospace Sciences 2013, 62, 52-78.
- Moreau E, Debien A, Bénard N, Jukes T, Whalley R, Choi KS, Berendt A, Podlinkski J, Mizeraczyk J. Surface dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators. ERCOFTAC Bulletin 2013, 94, 5-10.
- Whalley RD, Debien A, Podlinski J, Jukes TN, Choi KS, Benard N, Moreau E, Berendt A, Mizeraczyk J. Trailing-edge separation control of a NACA 0015 airfoil using dielectric-barrier-discharge plasma actuators. ERCOFTAC Bulletin 2013, 94, 35-40.
- Whalley RD, Choi KS. The starting vortex in quiescent air induced by dielectric-barrier-discharge plasma. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2012, 703, 192-203.
- Choi KS, Jukes T, Whalley R. Turbulent boundary-layer control with plasma actuators. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A 2011, 369(1940), 1443-1458.
- Whalley R, Choi KS. Starting, traveling and colliding vortices: dielectric-barrier-discharge plasma in quiescent air. Physics of Fluids 2010, 22(9), 091105.