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.
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.
Sponsors and collaborators
Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of:
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union FP7
- University collaborations include Northumbria University, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Swansea University and Durham University.
- Industrial collaborators include members of the Swarmonitor and ARBI consortia
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
- Investigation of the drag reduction effect of hydrophobised sand on cylinders. Brennan JC, Fairhurst DJ, Morris RH, McHale G and Newton MI, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2014, 47 (20), 205302 (6pp)
- Magnetic resonance imaging: a tool for pork pie development. Gaunt, AP, Morris RH and Newton MI, Foods, 2013, 2 (3), 393-400
- Capillary origami on a superhydrophobic membrane. Geraldi NR, Ouali FF, Morris RH, McHale G and Newton MI, Applied Physics Letters, 2013, 102 (21), 214104
- Wet adhesion and adhesive locomotion of snails on anti-adhesive non-wetting surfaces. Shirtcliffe NJ, McHale G and Newton MI, PLoS ONE, 2012, 7 (5), e36983
- Effect of particle size on droplet infiltration into hydrophobic porous media as a model of water repellent soil. Hamlett CAE, Shirtcliffe NJ, McHale G, Ahn S, Bryant R, Doerr SH and Newton MI, Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 45, 9666-9670
- Progess in superhydrophobic surface development. Roach P, Shirtcliffe NJ and Newton MI, Soft Matter, 2008, 4 (2), 224-240
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