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Personal Statement

I have made contributions to the mathematical modelling and analysis of a wide range of problems in fluid mechanics, including thin-film flows, evaporating droplets, rivulets and dry-patches, dielectrophoresis, microfluidics, liquid crystals, non-Newtonian fluids (including viscoplastic fluids, thixotropic fluids and nanofluids), anti-surfactants and self-rewetting fluids, fluid-structure interaction problems, biomechanics, nucleate boiling, confined bubbles, thermocapillary (Marangoni) and thermoviscosity effects, spin coating, magnetohydrodynamics, and fluid impact problems.

The common theme running through all of my work is the use of a range of mathematical (namely asymptotic, analytical and numerical) methods to bring new insights into a wide range of "real world" problems ranging from boiling and evaporation through industrial coating processes to biological systems such as the human knee.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford


Master in Science, University of Oxford


Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford


External positions

Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Mathematics

1 Jan 201131 Dec 2015

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Projects 2004 2023

Research Output 1999 2020

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Thixotropic pumping in a cylindrical pipe

Pritchard, D., Croudace, A. I. & Wilson, S. K., 15 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review Fluids. 5, 16 p., 013303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Saw tooth
Newtonian Fluid
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Competitive evaporation of multiple sessile droplets

Wray, A. W., Duffy, B. R. & Wilson, S. K., 17 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 884, 19 p., A45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Experimental data for dynamic response of a thin sessile drop of conductive liquid to an applied voltage

Mottram, N. (Creator), Corson, L. (Creator), Brown, C. (Creator), Tsakonas, C. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 31 May 2016



Micro- and nano-soft lithography for the fabrication of photonic devices

Author: Richardson, E. J. W., 1 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Dawson, M. (Supervisor) & Wilson, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Non-Newtonian effects and Taylor-Aris despersion in rivulet flow

Author: Al Mukahal, F. H. H., 1 May 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, S. (Supervisor) & Duffy, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Awarded IoP Printing and Graphics Science Group Prize 2009

Stephen Wilson (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Elected to Fellowship of the IMA

Stephen Wilson (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2005 2019

BIRS Workshop on Modelling of Thin Liquid Films - Asymptotic Approach vs. Gradient Dynamics

Stephen Wilson (Speaker)
28 Apr 20193 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

BIRS Workshop on Mathematical Criminology and Security

Stephen Wilson (Speaker)
17 Mar 201922 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk