Stephen Shaw


I graduated from the University of Manchester, U.K. with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics and a Ph.D. in Mathematics. I have worked under research contracts at the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University and Imperial College London all in the U.K. I have also worked as a Lecturer at Cranfield University, U.K.

My research interests lie in the field of Applied Mathematics with particular emphasis on the two phase flow of fluids, particularly in the context on the nonlinear dynamics of gas bubbles in a liquid.
  • Qualifications

    • B.Sc. - University of Manchester, UK
    • PhD - University of Manchester, UK
  • Experience

    • University Lecturer (Associate Professor/ Senior Associate Professor) at Xi'an Jiaotong- Liverpool University - 2009 to Present
    • Research Associate at Imperial College London - August 2006 - August 2008
    • University Lecturer at Cranfield University, U.K. - February 1999 - July 2006
    • Research Associate at Loughborough University - January 1996 - October 1998
    • Research Associate at Loughborough University - January 1994 - December 1995
    • Research Fellow at University of Birmingham, U.K. - January 1992 - December 1993
  • Research interests

    • Nonlinear gas bubble dynamics
    • Cavitation
    • Shock wave propagation
    • Fluid Dynamics
    • Asymptotic Analysis
    • Numerical solution of PDEs in fluid mechanics
  • Articles

    • Shaw, S.J., ``Nonspherical sub-millimetre resonantly excited bubble oscillations'', Fluid Dynamics Res., 51, 3, 035508, 2019
    • Shaw, S.J. , ``Nonspherical sub-millimeter gas bubble oscillations: Parametric forcing and nonlinear shape mode coupling'', Phys. Fluids 29, 12, 122103, 2017
    • Liu, L.F., Thornton, C., Shaw, S.J. and Tadjouddine, E.M., ``Discrete element modelling of agglomerate impact using autoadhesive elastic-plastic particles'', Power Technology, 297, 81-88, 2016
    • Naraigh, L.O., Spelt, P.D.M and Shaw, S.J. ``Absolute linear instability in laminar and turbulent gas-liquid two-layer channel flow'', J. Fluid Mech., 714, 58-94, 2013
    • Shaw, S.J. and Spelt, P.D.M., ``Shock emission from collapsing gas bubbles'', J Fluid Mech., 646, 363-373, 2010
    • Shaw, S.J., Spelt, P.D.M. and Matar, O.K., ``Electrically induced bubble deformation, translation and collapse'', J. Eng. Maths., 65, 4, 291-310. 2009
    • Shaw, S.J. and Spelt, P.D.M., ``Critical strength of an electric field whereby a bubble can adopt a steady shape'', Proc. Roy. Soc. A - Math. Phys. and Eng. Sci., 465, 2110, 3127-3143, 2009
    • Shaw, S.J., ``The stability of a bubble in a weakly viscous liquid subject to an acoustic travelling wave'', Phys. Fluids, 21, 2, 022104, 2009
    • Shaw, S.J., ``Translation and oscillation of a bubble under axisymmetric deformation'', Phys. Fluids, 18, 7, 072104, 2006
    • Theofilis, V, Karabis, A and Shaw, S.J., ``Complex-grid spectral algorithms for inviscid linear instability of boundary-layer flows, Computers & Fluids, 32, 5, 691-726, 2003
    • Shaw, S.J., Schiffers, W.P., Emmony, D.C., ``Experimental observations of the stress experienced by a solid surface when a laser-created bubble oscillates in its vicinity'', J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 110, 4, 1822-1827, 2001
    • Shaw, S.J. Schiffers, W.P., Gentry, T.P. and Emmony, D.C., ``The interaction of a laser-generated cavity with a solid boundary'', J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 107, 6, 3065-3072, 2000
    • Shaw, S.J., Jin, Y.H., Gentry, T.P. and Emmony, D.C., ``Experimental observations of the interaction of a laser generated cavitation bubble with a flexible membrane'', Phys. Fluids, 11, 8, 2437-2439, 1999
    • Shaw, S.J., Schiffers, W.P., Gentry, T.P. and Emmony, D.C., ``A study of the interaction of a laser-generated cavity with a nearby solid boundary'', J. Phys. D - Applied Physics, 32, 14, 1612-1617, 1999
    • Tong, R.P., Schiffers, W.P., Shaw, S.J., Blake, J.R. and Emmony, D.C., ``The role of `splashing' in the collapse of a laser-generated cavity near a rigid boundary'', J. Fluid Mech., 380, 339-361, 1999
    • Schiffers, W.P., Emmony, D.C. and Shaw, S.J., ``Visualization of the fluid flow around a laser generated oscillating bubble'', Phys. Fluids, 9, 11, 3201-3208, 1997
    • Jin, Y.H., Shaw, S.J. and Emmony, D.C., ``Observations of a cavitation bubble interacting with a solid boundary as seen from below'', Phys. Fluids, 8, 7, 1699-1701, 1996
    • Shaw, S.J., Jin, Y.H., Schiffers, W.P. and Emmony, D.C., ``The interaction of a single laser-generated cavity in water with a solid surface', J. Acoust. Soc. Am.. 99, 5, 2811-2824, 1996
    • Shaw S.J. and Duck, P.W., ``The inviscid stability of supersonic-flow past heated or cooled axisymmetrical bodies'', Phys. Fluids - A Fluid Dynamics, 4, 7, 1541-1557, 1992
    • Duck, P.W. and Shaw, S.J., ``The inviscid stability of supersonic flow past a sharp cone'', Theor. Comput. Fluid Dynamics, 2, 139-163, 1990
  • Proceedings

    • Liu, L.F., Thornton, C. and Shaw S.J., ``Energy dissipation during impact of an agglomerate composed of autoadhesive elastic-plastic particles'', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, Springer Proceedings in Physics, 188, 101-107, 2017
    • Karabis, A, Shaw, S.J. and Theofilis, V., ``On the inviscid spatial instability of supersonic boundary-layer flow along bodies of revolution'', Laminar-Turbulent Transition (IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition), 469-474, (2000)
    • Schiffers, W.P., Shaw, S.J. and Emmony, D.C., ``Acoustical and optical tracking of the collapse of a laser-generated cavitation bubble near a solid boundary'', Ultrasonics, 36, 559-563, (1998) (17th Ultrasonics International Conference (UI 97))
    • Schiffers, W.P., Shaw, S.J., Jin, Y.H. and Emmony, D.C., ``High speed photographic study of the interaction of cavitation bubbles with a boundary'', 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2869, 308-315, 1997
    • Shaw, S.J., ``Surface-mode deformations on an oscillating bubble'', Bubble Dynamics and Interface Phenomena, Fluid Mechanics and its Applications, 23, 355-363, 1994
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Computational Methods for Two Phase Flows - P.D.M. Spelt, H. Ding and S.J. Shaw (in preparation)
  • Grants

    • Papadikis, Konstantionos, Shaw, Stephen, Li, Ming, 2016 Co-investigator. ``Lattice-Boltzmann studies of the effect of the morphological properties or porous media in immiscible displacements'', RDF-16-02-34, RMB 366,000
  • Professional service activities

    • Chair of the Academic Standards Sub-Committee (AQSC) - 2019 to Present
    • Subject External Examiner at University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland - 2017 to Present
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences Year 4 Leader - 2018 to 2019
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences Research Officer - 2014 to 2016
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences Postgraduate Officer - 2014 to 2016
    • Returning Officer for Academic Board - 2013 to 2016
    • Head of the Department of Mathematics Sciences - 2011 to 2013
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences Staff-Student Liaison Committee Member - 2010-2016
    • Department of Mathematical Sciences Learning and Teaching Officer - 2009 to 2012
  • Teaching activities

    • MTH207: Vector Fields: Theory and Applications
    • MTH209: Classical Mechanics
    • MTH301: Final Year Project
  • Courses taught

    • MTH105: Mathematical Reasoning, Logic and Problem Solving (XJTLU)
    • MTH106: Methods of Applied Mathematics (XJTLU)
    • Introduction to Numerical Methods (MSc: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Computational Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations (M.Sc.: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations (M.Sc.: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Mathematical Modelling (M.Sc.: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Optimisation (M.Sc.: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • High Performance and Parallel Computing (M.Sc.: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Scientific Programming with Fortran 95 (Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Statistical Analysis and Trails (M.Sc.: Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Mathematics II (for Electrical Engineers) (Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Mathematics for Engineers I (for Aeronautical, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Tutor) (Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Mathematics for Engineers II (for Aeronautical, Civil and Mechanical Engineers: Tutor) (Cranfield University, U.K.)
    • Discrete Mathematics (Tutor) (Cranfield University, U.K.)
  • Awards and honours

    • Inspiring XJTLU - People of the Year 2011-2012 (voted for by XJTLU students)
    • Suzhou Industrial Park Outstanding Educational Worker - 2011-2012
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512
  • Email
  • Address

    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park