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Prof Anne Juel

Role: Professor


Tel: 0161 275-4071

Location: Schuster Building-G.08
The School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Anne Juel is a Professor in Applied Mathematics, and a member of the multidisciplinary Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics. She was awarded a D.Phil from Oxford University in 1998, joined the School of Mathematics in 2001, following post-doctoral positions at the Universities of Texas at Austin (USA) and Manchester (UK), and recently held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship. 
Anne is interested is in the intricate behaviour of complex systems from the dynamics of fluid flows to the deformation of elastic materials, encompassing both curiosity-driven and industrially-relevant phenomena.  Laboratory-based research into complex systems is a creative activity as it often reveals unexpected phenomena, whose understanding and interpretation in turn requires mathematical modelling. Current research in her group is focused on the dynamics and instabilities that arise from the displacement of one fluid by another is either rigid or flexible vessels. Applications range from pulmonary airway reopening to enhanced oil recovery applications.  One particular interest is the influence of non-uniform vessel geometry on the modes of bubble propagation and liquid recovery. The presence of a fluid interface that is inherently nonlinear means that complex dynamics occur even for slow flows where inertial forces are negligible. Her experimental approach often leads to unexpected observations, which are followed up with a programme of careful experimentation and modelling in collaboration with A. HazelM. Heil and O. Jensen (Mathematics). They have recently extended this two-pronged approach to industrial problems, with projects ranging from free-surface flows of chocolate to multiple droplet impacts in inkjet printing.
Aspects of her work have been highlighted in Science, Nature, Nature Physics, and Physics Today. 


  • D.Phil in Physics, University of Oxford, 1998.
  • MSc (DEA) in Physics of Liquids, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), 1994.
  • Magistère Inter-universitaire de Physique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) and Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), 1994.
  • DEUG A Mathematics and Physics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), 1991.
  • Baccalauréat C.

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