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Andrew Edwards


School of Science & Technology


Andrew Edwards is a Research Fellow in Physics in the School of Science and Technology. He is currently employed on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant: Dynamic Dewetting: Designing and Breaking Novel Morphologies of Liquid Films (EP/R042276/1) exploring how dielectrowetting can be used to shape thin liquid films to study wetting and dewetting effects.

Alongside his research role Andrew is involved in the teaching of the undergraduate module Digital Techniques and the postgraduate module Current Topics in Physics. He also offers research projects on the Physics Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) and Nuffield Foundation Future Researchers (NFR) schemes.

Career overview

04/2017 – Now: Nottingham Trent University, Research Fellow in Physics.

09/2013 – 12/2017: Nottingham Trent University, Ph. D. in Physics.

09/2010 – 07/2013: Nottingham Trent University, B. Sc. (Hons) Physics.

Research areas

Dr Edwards is a member of the Soft Matter, Organisation, Fluids & Transport (SOFT) group at NTU.

He is interested in:

  • Wetting/Dewetting Physics
  • Evaporation
  • Dielectrowetting
  • Superhydrophobicity
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Lab on a Chip

External activity

Committee member of the Printing and Graphics Science group of the Institute of Physics.

Member of the UK Fluid Network “Droplet and Flow Interactions with Bio-Inspired and Smart Surfaces” Special Interest Group.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

“A Viscous Switch for Liquid-Liquid Dewetting”, Edwards, A.M.J., Ledesma-Aguilar, R., Newton, M.I., Brown, C.V. and McHale, G., Communications Physics, 3(1), pp. 1-6 (2020)

“Density-Driven Flows in Evaporating Binary Liquid Droplets”, Edwards, A.M.J., Atkinson, P.S., Cheung, C.S., Liang, H., Fairhurst, D.J. and Ouali, F.F., Physical Review Letters, 121(18), pp. 184501 (2018)

“Not spreading in reverse: The dewetting of a liquid film into a single drop”, Edwards, A.M.J, Ledesma-Aguilar, R., Newton, M.I., Brown, C.V. and McHale, G., Science Advances, 2(9), pp. e1600183 (2016)

Review Articles:

“Dielectrowetting: The past, present and future”, Edwards, A.M.J., Brown, C.V., Newton, M.I. and McHale, G., Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 36, pp. 28–36 (2018)

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Press expertise

  • Wetting/Dewetting
  • Dielectrowetting
  • Evaporation
  • Microfluidics
  • Lab on a chip