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Professor John S Shrimpton BEng, PhD, DSc, CEng, FIMechE

Professor, Head of Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group

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Professor John S Shrimpton is Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

John specializes in the measurement and modelling of multiphase fluid mechanics, and maintains a suite of research codes and a laboratory, which specialises in optical diagnostics. He is a chartered engineer and active internationally, being an adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago, a member of the IMechE, the Aerosol Society, the ILASS-Europe and the ICLASS technical Committee. He has undertaken a wide range of industrial consultancy and collaborative research work, for clients such as Oxford Lasers, GSK, BMW, Exxon, Johnsonn Matthey and Northropp Grumman. For details of past and present research activity please take a look at his personally maintained web site,

Research interests

  • Multiphase fluid mechanics encompassing whole particle DNS, using immersed boundary methods, point particle DNS, experimental measurement and the development of Eulerian models for multiphase flow.
  • Powder systems such as pharmaceutical dry powder inhalers. Optimization of the inhaler design and the understanding the impact of the dose formulation and ambient conditions, such as humidity and operation.
  • The fluid mechanics of single and multiphase fluids containing electric charge, such as charge injection atomizers for fuel oils, RF plasma systems and PEM Fuel cells.
  • Liquid atomization systems from aerosol cans to fuel injectors for internal combustion engines.

For details of past and present research activity please take a look at his personally maintained web site,

Research group

Energy Technology

Affiliate research group

Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanic (AFM)

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Thermofluids FEEG1003 Mechanical Engineering Course Leader
Professor John S Shrimpton
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University of Southampton
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