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Areas of Expertise
- Interfacial phenomena
- Wetting of structured and patterned surfaces
- Computational multiphase fluids
- Software and algorithm design
- Energy landscapes methods
Key Research Interests
My multiphase fluids research focusses on the understanding of fundamental interfacial and wetting phenomena, and using this to support the innovation and development of novel capabilities, with an emphasis on sustainability. Previously, I have worked with Procter and Gamble to understand the wetting properties of super-liquid-repellent microtextures, then optimise these for target applications. I have also innovated new methods of cleaning in resource constrained environments. With ExxonMobil, I simulated and developed theory to understand capillary rise in rough channels, as part of their development of a liquid-infused carbon capture technology.
Underpinning this, I develop and utilise a range of computational tools, algorithms and software to study equilibria, transitions, and dynamics. This includes my development of phase-field (diffuse-interface) models to study multiphase wetting on complex geometries, and the computationally efficient Binary Image Transition State Search algorithm (BITSS). I use, and have contributed to, the Lattice Boltzmann algorithm for fluid dynamics, and energy landscapes software for finding energy minima, transition states, and minimum energy pathways.
As well as fluid and wetting phenomena, many of these algorithms have applicability across soft matter. For instance, I also have interest in elastic buckling phenomena and bio-elasticity, as well as colloidal and particle organisation.
I graduated from Durham University in 2015, with an MSci in Physics and Chemistry within the Natural Sciences Degree Program (1st Class). I undertook my PhD in Physics at Durham University, entitled, “Exploring Stability Landscapes for Optimal Material Design: Application to Wetting of Structured Surfaces,” awarded in 2020. Since then I have been a PDRA at Durham and Cambridge University, before joining UEA as a Lecturer in Fluid Dynamics in 2022.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, Durham University
2015 → 2019
Award Date: 1 Jul 2020
Master in Science, Durham University
2011 → 2015
Award Date: 1 Jul 2015
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Panter, J. R., Konicek, A. R., King, M. A., Jusufi, A., Yeganeh, M. S. & Kusumaatmaja, H., 11 Mar 2023, In: Communications Physics. 6, 44.
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Prior, C., Panter, J. & Kusumaatmaja, H., 21 Sep 2022, In: Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 19, 194, 20220287.
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Avis, S. J., Panter, J. R. & Kusumaatmaja, H., 27 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Chemical Physics. 157, 12, 124107.
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Shek, A. C. M., Semprebon, C., Panter, J. R. & Kusumaatmaja, H., 19 Jan 2021, In: Langmuir. 37, 2, p. 908-917 10 p.
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Ballard, A. F., Panter, J. R. & Wales, D. J., 28 Oct 2021, In: Soft Matter. 17, 40, p. 9019-9027 9 p.
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