Michael Newton

Michael Newton

Associate Professor

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Physics and Mathematics


Reader in Experimental Physics

Dr Newton teaches on the modules Laboratory Interfaces and Control and Research Methodology and Ethics. He is the year tutor for the fourth year of the M.Sci. Physics degree and Module Leader for M.Sci. project module.

Research areas

Dr Newton is a member of the Physics, Materials and Sensors research centre.

Areas of research interest include:

  • Applications of acoustic wave devices
  • Magnetic resonance based sensors
  • Applications of Superhydrophobic surfaces

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Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD by research exist in all the area identified above and in interdisciplinary research areas (e.g. Biosensors). Further Information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:

Research funding in the period since 2009 includes:

  • Lubricating channel and tube flows - fluid sheathing using textured walls, EPSRC EP/L026341/1, (2014), £12,000
  • Autonomous reed bed installations, FP7-SME-2013 606326, (2013), £496,000
  • Dielectrowetting: controlling oleo- and hydrophilicity and shaping liquid surfaces, EPSRC EP/K015192/1, (2012), £79,000
  • Development of a tool for effective diagnostic monitoring of honey bee colonies, FP7-SME-2012-BSG-SME-AG, (2012), £680,000
  • Smart materials - Designing for functionality, EPSRC EP/I016414/1, (2010), £202,000
  • Engineering of surfaces for drag reduction in water with validation using computational and experimental methods, EPSRC EP/G057265/1, (2009), £364,000
  • Particle based superhydrophobic surfaces: Lab models-to-field sample behaviour, EPSRC EP/H00704/1, (2009), £311,000


Selected publications

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