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Dr. Stuart Clarke

Dr. Stuart Clarke

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Stuart Clarke is available for consultancy.


Biography:

B.A.(Hons), Natural Science, Chemistry, University College, Oxford University (1982–1986).

Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Department, Oxford University (1986–1989).

Structure and Dynamics of Adsorbed Layers by X-ray and Neutron Scattering.

Research themes

Hydrocarbon Recovery:

Interfacial studies of the rock/oil/water surfaces, using a combination of traditional and novel experimental approaches

Colloids and polymers: dispersion,emulsification and stability

 

Carbon Capture, Storage & Use:

Interfacial studies of the rock/oil/water surfaces, using a combination of traditional and novel experimental approaches

Colloids and polymers: dispersion,emulsification and stability

 

Energy Storage:

Interfacial studies of the rock/oil/water surfaces, using a combination of traditional and novel experimental approaches

Colloids and polymers: dispersion,emulsification and stability

Sustainable Chemical Conversions:

My research addresses the fundamental interactions that determine the structure and dynamics of polymer, colloidal and interfacial systems.

Manufacturing:

My research addresses the fundamental interactions that determine the structure and dynamics of polymer, colloidal and interfacial systems

Materials and Chemistry:
Energy Efficiency:

Experimental studies of the surface action of additives such as lubricants, corrosion inhibitors and anti wear agents

Research Interests

My research addresses the fundamental interactions that determine the structure and dynamics of polymer, colloidal and interfacial systems. I contribute to this field by applying a combination of novel physical techniques and approaches to provide previously unobtainable information. Current research interests include; the adsorption, wetting and mixing behaviour of small molecules, particularly those showing non-ideal and complexation behaviour, and polymers at the solid–vapour and solid–solution interfaces; the structure and rheology of concentrated colloidal dispersions, emuslions and pastes of spherical and anisotropic particles under external fields; the wetting behaviour of species at the water/oil/rock interface and the behaviour of species involved in lubrication, friction modification, corrosion and wear.