Dr Julia Rees

Position: Reader
Home page: http://www.jrees.staff.shef.ac.uk
Telephone: (0114) 2223782
Office: H21 Hicks building


MAS248 Mathematics III (Chemical) Information uses MOLE
MAS340 Mathematics (Computational Methods) Information  
MAS5050 Mathematical Methods for Statistics Information  


Interests: Microfluidics, Microbubble technology, Engineering fluid dynamics, Stratified flows
Research groups: Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Dynamics
Publications: Preprint page, MathSciNet


Current grants, as Coinvestigator
Enhanced Biofuel Production via Integretad Microbubble Technology
Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Internal gravity waves in the stable atmospheric boundary layer NERC
Past grants, as Coinvestigator
Microbubble Cloud Generation EPSRC
European study group with industry ESGI2000 EPSRC

Research interests:

Microfluidics for Biotechnology

My research focuses on the solution of inverse problems that arise in the sensing and control of lab-on-a-chip chemical analysis and chemical microreactor applications, and path-lab-on-a-chip biomedical analysis. The work involves modelling flow in microchannels and is carried out in collaboration with the Microfluidics Group from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Effects of Hormones on Speech: Microacoustic and Microbehavioural Systems

Human communication comprises an integrated set of neural, cognitive and behavioural processes that can be divided into the domains of speech input, speech output and higher order integrative functions. In collaboration with the Department of Human Communication Sciences at Sheffield University, Fourier and wavelet analyses are used to study the temporal and spectral dimensions of speech output.


My work involves modelling of the stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer and the analysis of meteorological observations. The Earth's boundary layer supports varied and complex waveforms, from internal gravity waves to turbulent eddies. I am particularly interested in large amplitude, solitary waves. In recent years this work has involved collaborations with the British Antarctic Survey, Meteorological Office and the Complutense University of Madrid.