The Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership

Our Expertise

Scientists in the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership specialise in understanding interactions between components in complex fluids, such as formulations and how they influence product performance and manufacturing challenges. We continually generate new connections between world-leading researchers and industrial scientists, create, and deliver bespoke projects tailored to company needs. Intensive academic research extends our capabilities providing scientific excellence and innovation. We endeavour to improve product performance, the consumer experience and help companies switch to more sustainable resources and more efficient processes.

What is a Complex Fluid?

Complex fluids are fluids that contain structures at scales larger than the molecular length scale such as particle dispersions, emulsions, gels and surfactant solutions. They surround us in our every-day lives in foods, cosmetics, agrochemicals, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, fuels and cement mix, to name a few.