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Ricky Wildman

Professor of Multiphase Flow and Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Ricky Wildman is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He has a rich and diverse background in understanding flow and its physico-chemical interactions with solid mechanics. Recently he has embarked on a programme to widen the portfolio of materials available for additive manufacturing. This has been stimulated by his research in additive manufacturing for healthcare, where the lack of useable materials is a real challenge to progress in this area. He is particularly enthusiastic about developing scientific methodologies in order to make sense, and ultimately control, the rich phenomena inherent in creating functionality in dimensions.

Expertise Summary

Ricky has expertise in:

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

Ink Jet Printing

Materials Development for Additive Manufacturing

Heat and Mass Transport

Topological Optimisation

Computational Methods

Microfluidics

Teaching Summary

Ricky teaches on Multiphase system, using his diverse research interests to inform and excite an understanding how the intersection of multiple types of materials can be used to provide specific… read more

Research Summary

Ricky's current research is focused on the use and development of 3D printing as a way of inducing precise function or behaviour. He collaborates widely on the subjects of 3D printing / additive… read more

Selected Publications

Ricky teaches on Multiphase system, using his diverse research interests to inform and excite an understanding how the intersection of multiple types of materials can be used to provide specific function.

Current Research

Ricky's current research is focused on the use and development of 3D printing as a way of inducing precise function or behaviour. He collaborates widely on the subjects of 3D printing / additive manufacturing and

Drug delivery (tablets / implants)

New materials and new formulations for 3D printing

Use of multiphoton methods to create objects at scales less than 100 nm

Mathematical and algorithmic methods for design for additive manufacturing & topological optimisation

Using 3D printing to understand and control bacterial surface attachment behaviour

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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