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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

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Dr Chris Ness

Dr Chris Ness



2012-2016: PhD, Engineering, University of Edinburgh
2011-2012: Consultant Engineer, CD-Adapco, London
2010-2011: MEng, Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2007-2010: BA, Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Key Publications

  1. Lin, N.Y.C., Ness, C.J., Cates, M.E., Sun, J. and Cohen, I. (2016) Tunable shear thickening in dense suspensions. PNAS, Early Edition

  2. Ness, C.J. and Sun, J. (2016) Two-scale evolution during shear reversal in dense suspensions. Physical Review E. 93(1):012604 

  3. Ness, C.J. and Sun, J. (2016) Shear thickening regimes of dense non- Brownian suspensions. Soft Matter. 12:914-924 

  4. Lin, N.Y.C., Guy, B.M., Hermes, M, Ness, C.J., Sun, J, Poon, W.C.K. and Cohen, I. (2015) Hydrodynamic and contact contributions to continuous shear thickening in colloidal suspensions. Physical Review Letters. 115(22):228304
    (highlighted as cover article and Editor’s Suggestion) 

  5. Ness, C.J. and Sun, J. (2015) Flow regime transitions in dense non-Brownian suspensions. Physical Review E. 91(1):012201

  6. Watson, R.J., Botero, M.L., Ness, C.J., Morgan, N.M. and Kraft, M. (2013) An improved methodology for determining threshold sooting indices from smoke point lamps. Fuel. 111:120-130