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Dr Martin Brinkmann

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr Martin Brinkmann is a Vice Chancellor’s senior fellow in MPEE, having joined in September 2019. Prior his position at Northumbria University, he worked as a research fellow and lecturer in physics at Saarland University from 2011-2018. He graduated with a diploma in Physics from the Free University in Berlin in 1998 under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Helfrich. Working at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in the group of Prof Reinhard Lipowsky, he received his PhD from the University of Potsdam in Germany with a thesis on modeling of wetting processes on micro-structured surfaces. After a postdoc at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Lille, he continued his research on wetting, microfluidics and the mechanics of particulate materials at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen from 2005-2010. 

Martin Brinkmann

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My main research interests are modelling and simulation of liquid interfaces in contact to solids or in confinement, and  understanding their equilibria and dynamcis in the frameworks of continuum mechanics and statistical physics. This field of research comprises interfacial morphologies and transport of partially wetting fluids in contact to chemically or topographically patterned solid surfaces, structure formation during liquid condensation on elastic surfaces, the rheology of wet granular media and emulsions, droplet based microfluidics, and multi-phase flow in porous media.

Key Publications

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  • Kinetics of active water/ethanol Janus droplets, Li, M., Hosseinzadeh, M., Pagonabarraga, I., Seemann, R., Brinkmann, M., Fleury, J. 7 Aug 2020, In: Soft Matter
  • Capillary-Dominated Fluid Displacement in Porous Media, Singh, K., Jung, M., Brinkmann, M., Seemann, R. Jan 2019, In: Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
  • Comprehensive comparison of pore-scale models for multiphase flow in porous media, Zhao, B., MacMinn, C., Primkulov, B., Chen, Y., Valocchi, A., Zhao, J., Kang, Q., Bruning, K., McClure, J., Miller, C., Fakhari, A., Bolster, D., Hiller, T., Brinkmann, M., Cueto-Felgueroso, L., Cogswell, D., Verma, R., Prodanovic, M., Maes, J., Geiger, S., Vassvik, M., Hansen, A., Segre, E., Holtzman, R., Yang, Z., Yuan, C., Chareyre, B., Juanes, R. 9 Jul 2019, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • The Impact of Wetting-Heterogeneity Distribution on Capillary Pressure and Macroscopic Measures of Wettability, Hiller, T., Ardevol-Murison, J., Muggeridge, A., Schroeter, M., Brinkmann, M. Feb 2019, In: SPE Journal
  • Energy dissipation shear wet granular assemblies, Kovalcinova, L., Karmakar, S., Schaber, M., Schuhmacher, A., Scheel, M., DiMichiel, M., Brinkmann, M., Seemann, R., Kondic, L. 19 Sep 2018, In: Physical review. E
  • Morphological Transitions of Water Channels Induced by Vertical Vibrations, Sartori, P., Bonato, L., Delfitto, G., Pierno, M., Mistura, G., Semprebon, C., Brinkmann, M. 30 Oct 2018, In: Langmuir
  • Shape Evolution of Droplets Growing on Linear Microgrooves, Semprebon, C., Herrmann, C., Liu, B., Seemann, R., Brinkmann, M. 11 Sep 2018, In: Langmuir
  • Spatiotemporal control of cargo delivery performed by programmable self-propelled Janus droplets, Li, M., Brinkmann, M., Pagonabarraga, I., Seemann, R., Fleury, J. 7 Jun 2018, In: Communications Physics
  • Morphological evolution of microscopic dewetting droplets with slip, Chan, T., McGraw, J., Salez, T., Seemann, R., Brinkmann, M. 10 Oct 2017, In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • The Role of Local Instabilities in Fluid Invasion into Permeable Media, Singh, K., Scholl, H., Brinkmann, M., Di Michiel, M., Scheel, M., Herminghaus, S., Seemann, R. 27 Mar 2017, In: Scientific Reports


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