
Dr
Julia M. Rees My main research interests are in Fluid Dynamics,
with applications to engineering and meteorology. Current research areas
include microbubblemediated flows, Marangoni waves and rheology. If you are
considering doing a Phd in these areas, please get
in touch: j.rees@shef.ac.uk. Here is a
full list of my publications: 
Patents
Refereed Journals  in Print –
Original Articles
[99] 
W
B Zimmerman, J M Rees (2017) Excitation
of surface waves due to thermocapillary effects on
a stably stratified fluid layer. Applied Sciences, 7(4), 392405 doi: 10.3390/app7040392 Impact
factor 1.726, 1.773(5yr) 
[98] 
N Abdulrazzaq, B H AlSabbagh,
J M Rees, W B Zimmerman (2016) Purification
of bioethanol using microbubbles generated by fluidic oscillation: a dynamic evaporation model. Industrial &
Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(50),
1290912918 doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b01666 Impact factor 2.567 
[97] 
G
S Regunath, W B Zimmerman, J M Rees (2016) Dual plane PIV investigation of acoustically
excited jets in a swirl nozzle. Nonlinear
Processes in Geophysics, 23,
8389 doi:
10.5194/npg23832016 Impact factor 0.987, 1.358 (5yr) 
[96] 
S Bashir, M Bashir, J M Rees, W B
Zimmerman (2016) Flow fields during formation of W/O and O/W emulsions using µPIV. Journal of Biochips and
Tissue Chips, 6(1), (5 pages) doi: 10.4172/21530777.1000113 Impact
factor 1.42 
[95] 
N Abdulrazzaq, B AlSabbagh, J
M Rees, W B Zimmerman (2015) Separation
of azeotropic mixtures using air microbubbles
generated by fluidic oscillation. AIChE Journal, 62(4) doi: 10.1002/aic.15097 Impact
factor 2.748 


[94] 
S Bashir, M Bashir, X Casadevall i Solvas, J M Rees, W B Zimmerman (2015) 

Hydrophilic
surface modification of PDMS microchannel for O/W and W/O/W emulsions. Micromachines, 6(10), 14451458 doi: 10.3390/mi6101429 Impact
factor 1.269, 1.627 (5yr) 
[93] 
M Bashir, J M Rees, S Bashir, W B
Zimmerman (2014) Characterization of atmospheric pressure microplasma
produced from argon and a mixture of argonethylenediamine. Physics Letters A, 378(3233), 23952405 doi:
10.1016/j.physleta.2014.05.049 Impact factor 1.683 
[92] 
M Bashir, J M Rees, S Bashir, W B
Zimmerman (2014) Microplasma copolymerization of amine and Si
containing precursors. Thin Solid Films, 564, 186194 doi:
10.1016.j.tsf.2014.06.004 Impact factor:
1.604, 1.888 (5yr) 
[91] 
S Bashir, X Casadevall i Solvas, M Bashir,
J M Rees, W B Zimmerman (2014) Dynamic wetting in microfluidic droplet formation. BioChip Journal, 8, 122128 doi: 10.1007/s132060148207y Impact factor: 0.820 
[90] 
J M Rees (2014) Towards online, continuous monitoring for rheometry
of complex fluids. Advances in Colloid and
Interface Science, 206, 294302 doi: 10.1016/j.cis.2013.05.006 Impact factor: 6.169,8.010 (5yr) 
[89] M
Bashir, S Bashir, J M Rees and W
B Zimmerman (2014)
Surface coating of bonded PDMS microchannels
by atmospheric pressure microplasma.
Plasma Processes and Polymers, 11(3), 279288
doi:
10.1002/ppap.201300123
Impact factor 3.730
[88] 
S
Bashir,
J M Rees and W B Zimmerman (2014) Investigation
of pressure profile evolution during confined microdroplet
formation using a twophase level set method. International
Journal of Multiphase Flow, 60, 4049 doi: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2013.11.012 Impact
factor 1.715, 2.167 (5 yr) 


[87] 
M Bashir, J M Rees and W B Zimmerman (2013) Plasma polymerization in a microcapillary
using an atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge. Surface Coating and
Technology, 234, 8291 doi:
10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.01.041 Impact factor:
1.941, 2.102 (5yr) 
[86] 
H C H Bandulasena, W B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2011) An inverse method for rheometry of power law
fluids. Measurement Science &
Technology, 22 (12),
125402125414 doi:
10.1088/09570233/22/12/125402 Impact
factor: 1.353 
[85] 
A Sohail, J M Rees and W B Zimmerman (2011) Analysis
of capillarygravity waves using the discrete periodic inverse scattering
transform. Colloid and
Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 391 (1), 42 50 doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.07.009
Impact factor: 2.130, 2.240 (5 yr) 
[84] 
S Bashir, J M Rees and W B
Zimmerman (2011) Simulations
of microfluidic droplet formation using the two phase level set method. Chemical
Engineering Science,
66 (20), 47334741. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2011.0.034 Impact factor: 2.379, 2.533 (5 yr) 
[83] 
J M Rees and W B Zimmerman (2011) An intermediate wavelength, weakly nonlinear theory for the evolution
of capillary gravity waves. Wave Motion, 48 (8), 707716 doi:1016/j.wavemoti.2011.03.006 Impact factor: 1.505, 1.453 (5 yr) 
[82] 
T J Craven, J M Rees and W B Zimmerman (2010) Pressure sensor positioning in
an electrokinetic microrheometer
device: simulations of
shearthinning liquid flows. Microfluidics & Nanofluidics, 9(23), 559571. doi:
10.1007/s1040401005738 Impact factor: 3.504 
[81] 
H C H Bandulasena, W B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2010) Rheometry of
nonNewtonian polymer solution using microchannel pressure driven flow. Applied Rheology, 20, 55608. Impact factor: 1.778 
[80] 
H C H Bandulasena, W B Zimmerman and J M Rees
(2010) Creeping flow analysis of an integrated microfluidic device for rheometry. Journal of nonNewtonian
Fluid Mechanics, 165(1920),
13021308. doi:
10.1016/j.jnnfm.2019.06.013 Impact factor: 1.572, 1.869 (5 yr) 
[79] 
H C H Bandulasena, W B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2009) Microfluidic rheometry of a polymer solution by micron resolution
particle image velocimetry: a model validation study. Measurement Science &
Technology, 20,
115405 (9pp.) Impact factor: 1.350 
[78] 
W B Zimmerman and J
M Rees (2009) Optimal modelling
and experimentation for the improved sustainability of microfluidic chemical
technology design. Chem. Eng. Research Design. 87, 798808. doi:
10.1016/j.cherd.2008.11.010 Impact factor: 1.519 
[77]

A J Maguire, J M Rees and S H Derbyshire (2008) Impact of
heightdependent drainage forcing on the stable atmospheric boundary layer over a uniform
slope. Il Nuovo Cimento C, 031(0506), 699710. doi:
10.1393/ncc/i2008103252 Impact
factor: 0.197 
[76] 
J M Rees, G Regunath, S P Whiteside, M B Wadnerkar
and P E Cowell (2008) Adaptation
of wavelet transform analysis to the investigation of biological variations
in speech signals. Medical Engineering
and Physics,
30(7), 865871. doi:
10.1016/j.medengphys.2007.10.006 Impact factor: 1.906, 2.113 (5
yr) 
[75] 
T J Craven, J M Rees and W B Zimmerman
(2008) On
slip flow velocity boundary conditions for electroosmotic flow near sharp
corners. Physics of Fluids, 20 (4), article number: 043603. doi: 10.1063/1.2906344 Impact
factor: 1.722, 1.998 (5 yr) Paper
also selected for 5 May 2008 issue of Virtual
Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, published by the American
Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. 
[74] 
H C H Bandulasena, W B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2008) An inverse
methodology for the rheology of a power law nonNewtonian fluid. J. Mech. Eng. Sci. Part C, 222 (5), 761768. doi:
10.1243/09544062JMES747 Impact factor: 0.416 
[73] 
W B Zimmerman and J
M Rees (2007) Rollover
instability due to double diffusion in a stably stratified cylindrical tank. Physics of Fluids, 19 (12), article number: 123604. doi: 10.1063/1.2827488 Impact factor: 1.722, 1.998 (5 yr) 
[72] 
W B Zimmerman,
J M Rees and B N Hewakandamby (2007) Numerical analysis
of solutocapillary Marangoni induced interfacial
waves. Advances in Colloid
and Interface Science, 13435,
346359. doi:10.1016/j.cis.2007.04.015 Impact factor: 8.651, 7.419 (5
yr) 
[71] 
A J Maguire, J M Rees
and S H Derbyshire (2007) Depth
of the stable atmospheric boundary layer over a shallow uniform slope. Fisica de la Tierra, 19, 1120. ISSN 02144557 
[70] 
C Yague, S Viana, G Maqueda, M F Lazcano, G Morales
and J M Rees (2007) A
study on the nocturnal atmospheric boundary layer. Fisica de la Tierra, 19, 5571. ISSN 02144557 
[69] 
W B Zimmerman, J M Rees and T J
Craven (2006) Rheometry of
nonNewtonian electrokinetic flow in a microchannel
Tjunction. Microfluidics
and Nanofluidics, 2, 481492. Impact factor: 3.504 
J[68] 
A J Maguire, J M Rees
and S H Derbyshire (2006) Stable
atmospheric boundary layer over a uniform slope: some theoretical concepts. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology,
120, 219227. Impact factor: 1.879 
[67] 
J
M Rees, R J Atkin, and W B Zimmerman
(2005) On
the use of audio tapes for teaching vector analysis to engineering
undergraduates. International
Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 33(4), 358368. 
[66] 
W
B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2004) Long
solitary internal waves in stable stratification. Nonlinear
Processes in Geophysics, 11(2), 165180. Impact
factor: 1.409 
[65] 
C R Wilford, R J Moffett, J M
Rees, G J Bailey and S A Gonzalez (2003) Comparison
of the He+ layer observed over Arecibo during solar maximum and solar minimum
with CTIP model results. Journal
of Geophysical Research (Space), 108
(A12), pp. 172 to 179. Impact
factor: 3.303 
[64] 
J
M Rees, B Koprov, V Koprov,
W B Zimmerman (2003) On
solitary wave mediated heat exchange in the Antarctic boundary layer. Atmospheric
Science Letters,
4, 114. 
[63] 
J
M Rees, C R Wilford, R J Moffett, Z
C Dent, I R Mann (2003) Analysis
of magnetometer data using wavelet transforms Phil.
Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 361, 133137. Impact factor: 2.457, 2.627 (5yr) 
[62] 
C R Wilford, R J Moffett, J M
Rees, R A Heelis (2003) A
modified CTIP model and comparisons with DMSP satellite data Phil.
Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 361, 139142. Impact factor: 2.457, 2.627 (5yr) 
[61] 
J
M Rees, W J Staszewski and J R Winkler (2001) Case
study of a wave event in the stable atmospheric boundary layer overlying an
Antarctic ice shelf using the orthogonal wavelet transform Dynamics
of Atmospheres and Oceans, 34, 245261. Impact
factor: 2.674, 1.880 (5yr) 
[60] 
C
Yague, G Maqueda and J M
Rees (2001) Characteristics
of turbulence in the lower atmosphere at Halley IV station, Antarctica Dynamics
of Atmospheres and Oceans, 34, 205223. Impact factor: 2.674, 1.880 (5yr) 
[59] 
C R Wilford, R J Moffett and J
M Rees (2001) Modelling
helium ions in the Earth’s upper atmosphere Dynamics
of Atmospheres and Oceans, 34, 383397. Impact
factor: 2.674, 1.880 (5yr) 
[58] 
J
M Rees, J C W DenholmPrice J C King and P S Anderson (2000) A
climatological study of internal gravity waves in the atmospheric boundary
layer overlying the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal
of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, 511526. Impact
factor: 2.6 
J [57] 
J Cuxart, C Yague, G Morales, E Terradellas,
J Orbe, J Calvo, A Fernandz, MR Soler, C Infante, P
Buenestado, A Espinalt, H
E Joergensen, J M Rees, J
Vila, J M Redondo, IR Cantalapiedra
and L Conangla
(2000) Stable
atmospheric boundary layer in Spain (SABLES 98): A report. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology,
96, 337370. Impact
factor: 2.291 
J
[56] 
J
C W DenholmPrice and J M Rees (1999) Detecting waves using an array of sensors. Monthly
Weather Review, 127, 5769. Impact factor: 2.348 
[55] 
J
M Rees, P S Anderson and J C King (1998) Observations
of solitary waves in the stable atmospheric boundary layer. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology, 86, 4761. Impact factor: 2.291 
[54] 
J
C W DenholmPrice and J M Rees (1998) A practical example of lowfrequency trend
removal. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology,
86, 181187. Impact factor: 2.291 
[53] 
W
J Staszewski, K Worden and J M Rees (1998) Analysis
of wind fluctuations using the orthogonal wavelet transform. Applied Scientific
Research, 59, 205218. 
[52] 
J M Rees, J L Cano, G Maqueda and J
M Cano (1996) Observaciones con globo cautivo de la capa limite
atmosferica, sobre terreno complejo, en la Sierra de Gredos. Avances en Geofisica y Geodesia, 1,
169180. 
[51] 
J
M Rees and J W Rottman (1994). Analysis
of solitary disturbances over an Antarctic ice shelf. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology,
69, 285310. 
[50] 
P S Anderson, S D Mobbs,
J C King, I McConnell and J M Rees
(1992) A
microbarograph for internal gravity wave studies in Antarctica. Antarctic
Science, 4, 241248. 
[49] 
J M Rees (1991) On
the characteristics of eddies in
the stable atmospheric
boundary layer. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology, 55, 325343. 
[48] 
S
D Mobbs and J M
Rees (1989) Studies of internal
gravity waves at Halley Base, Antarctica, using radiosondes. Antarctic
Science,
1, 6575. 
[47] 
J C King, S D Mobbs,
J M Rees, P S Anderson and A D Culf (1989). The
stable Antarctic boundary
layer experiment at Halley Base. Weather, 44, 398405. 
[46] 
J
M Rees and S D Mobbs (1988). Studies
of internal gravity waves
at Halley Base, Antarctica, using wind observations. Quarterly Journal
of the Royal Meteorological Society, 114,
939966. 
[45] 
J
M Rees (1987). The
propagation of internal gravity waves in the stably stratified atmospheric
boundary layer. Annales Geophysicae, 5B(5),
421432. 
[44] 
J
C King, S D Mobbs, M S Darby and J M Rees (1987). Observations
of an internal gravity wave in the lower troposphere at Halley, Antarctica. BoundaryLayer
Meteorology,
39, 113. 
Refereed Journals  in Print – Reviews
P
[43 J M Rees (2001)
Mixing processes in geophysical and
astrophysical flows
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 1, 333343.
Chapters of Books – in Print
P
[42] J M Rees
and W B Zimmerman (2006)
Rheometry of
electrokinetic flows in microchannels.
In Microfluidics: Theory, History and
Applications, W B J Zimmerman (ed.) SpringerVerlagWien,
Berlin, CISM Lecture Series Vol. 466.
ISBN 3211329943
[41] W B J Zimmerman and J M Rees (2006)
Vector
Calculus Fundamentals in COMSOL Multiphysics with MATLAB.
In: Multiphysics Modelling
with Finite Element Methods. Ed. W B J Zimmerman, World Scientific Series on
Stability, Vibration and Control of Systems, Series A, Singapore, Volume 18,
pp. 393417.
ISBN 9812568433
[40] W B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2004).
A MATLAB/FEMLAB
primer for vector calculus.
In: Process Modelling and Simulation with
Finite Element Methods.
Ed. W B Zimmerman, World Scientific Series on
Stability,
Vibration and Control of Systems, Singapore,
2004, pp. 351375.
[39] J M Rees (2002).
Some observations of waves and turbulence in the
atmospheric boundary layer.
Mixing in Geophysical Flows, P F
Linden and J M Redondo (eds.), 159175.
Invited chapter for
book.
[38] J
C W DenholmPrice, J M Rees, P S Anderson and J C King (1999).
Beamsteering analysis of internal
gravity waves in the stable atmospheric boundary layer.
Stably Stratified Flows: Mixing and
Dispersion in Stably Stratified Flows, P A Davies (ed.) , 423437, Oxford
University Press.
[37] J
M Rees (1995).
Transport of energy and momentum by internal gravity
waves in the atmospheric boundary layer.
Mixing in Geophysical
Flows, Editors: J M Redondo, O Metais, UPC Barcelona,
6474.
Invited Plenary
Paper.
[36] J
M Rees, I McConnell, J C King and P S
Anderson (1994).
Observations of
internal gravity waves
over an Antarctic ice shelf using
a microbarograph array.
Stably Stratified Flows:
Flow and Dispersion
over Topography, I Castro and N Rockliff
(eds.), 6179, Oxford University Press.
[35] J
M Rees and S D Mobbs (1993).
Large eddies
in the stably
stratified atmospheric boundary
layer.
Stably Stratified Flows: Waves and
Turbulence, S D Mobbs and J C King (eds.), 155184, Clarendon
Press.
ISBN 0198536611
[34] J
M Rees (1995).
Internal waves in the stable atmospheric
boundary layer overlying an Antarctic ice shelf.
Fluid Physics: Lecture Notes of Summer
Schools, World Scientific Series on Nonlinear Science, Manuel G Velarde (ed.),
Vol. 5, 329340,Spain.
ISBN 9810218990
[33] C S
Grimshaw, K J Miller and J M Rees (1992).
Short fatigue crack growth
under variable amplitude loading; a theoretical approach.
Short Fatigue Cracks, K J Miller and E R de
los Rios (eds.),
Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited,
London, 449465.
[32] S D Mobbs, J M
Rees, M S Darby, J Brindley and J C King (1989).
Internal gravity waves in the
atmospheric boundary layer.
University Research in Antarctica, R B Heywood
(ed.) Cambridge: British Antarctic Survey.
Refereed Conference Papers
[31] S Bashir, J M Rees and W B Zimmerman (2010)
Numerical simulations
of nanolitre droplet formation in a microfluidic
Tjunction using the two phase level set method.
In: Proceedings of 2^{nd}
European Conference on Microfluidics, Toulouse 810 December 2010, µFLU10279.
[30] T J Craven, J M Rees and W B Zimmerman
(2006)
Stabilised finite element modelling of OldroydB
viscoelastic flow.
Proceedings of COMSOL
Users Conference, Birmingham 2006.
[29] W
B Zimmerman, J M Rees and T J Craven (2004)
Inverse problems in
nonNewtonian electrokinetic flows in microchannels.
ESDA
Manchester, ASME Transactions, No. 2004 58438.
[28] J
Anderson, J Bayliss, R Davison, P Egerton, G
Griffiths, P Kahn, J Levesley, J M Rees and S Townend (1999).
Encouraging
mathematical conversation.
Undergraduate
Mathematics Teaching Conference 1998, 6978.
[27]
M Barry, Q Burrell, D Emery, C Evans, N Gordon, G Hunter, K Houston, P Khan, J
M Rees and A Stibbard (1998).
The evaluation of
teaching innovations.
Undergraduate
Mathematics Teaching Conference 1997, 4154.
[26] P Heeley and J M Rees (1995).
Case study of
coherent structures over an Antarctic ice shelf.
Mixing in Geophysical Flows, Editors: J M Redondo,
O Metais, UPC Barcelona, 179194.
[25] J M Rees and I R Cantalapiedra
(1993).
Simulacion bidimensional de turbulencia y ondas internas en sistemas no
homogeneous.
[24] J M Rees (1990).
Spectral properties of turbulence and the structure of
the atmospheric boundary layer.
Advances in
Turbulence, Proc. Third European Turbulence Conference, Stockholm 36 July
1990, A V Johansson and P H Alfredsson (eds.),
351358, SpringerVerlag.
[23] S D Mobbs and
J M Rees
(1989).
Crossspectral
properties of large eddies in the stably stratified atmospheric
boundary layer.
Advances in Turbulence, Proc. Second European Turbulence
Conference, Kiel, Germany 1989, H H Fernholtz and
H E Fiedler (eds.), 180185, Springer.
Publications as
Editor
[22] C. Yague, E.
Sanchez and J. M. Rees (2007)
The Prologue.
Fisica de la Tierra, 19, 79.
ISSN 02144557
[21] J M Rees and W Blumen
(2001)
Editorial  Mixing in geophysical and
astrophysical flows
Dynamics of
Atmospheres and Oceans, 34, 79.
Royal
Meteorological Society's quarterly publication Society News.
I was Editor of the following editions:
[20] Vol. 10, No. 3, October 1999, 14.
[19] Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2000, 14.
[18] Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2000, 14.
[17] Vol. 11, No. 3, October 2000, 16.
[16] Vol. 12,
No. 1, February 2001, 14.
[15] Vol. 12,
No. 2, June 2001, 14.
[14] Weather, 59, p.2 (2005).
[13] J M Rees, C R Wilford, R J Moffett, Z C Dent, I R Mann and D K Milling (2001)
Wavelet analysis of
magnetometer data – preliminary results.
ESA SP, 492, 151156.
[12] J M Rees (2000)
Third ERCOFTAC
conference on mixing in geophysical and astrophysical flows.
ERCOFTAC Bulletin, 45, 1112.
[11] R J Atkin, J M
Rees, W J Stratford and W B J Zimmerman (1999).
Vector Analysis.
Applied Mathematics
Department Report No. TR/01/99.
[10] J M Rees (1998)
Internal gravity waves in the stable
atmospheric boundary layer.
Applied Mathematics
Department Report No. TR/01/98.
[9] J M Rees, I McConnell, J C King and P S Anderson (1993).
Studies of internal gravity waves over the Brunt
Ice Shelf using a sensitive microbarograph array.
Preprints volume, Fourth
International Conference on Southern
Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, American Meteorological
Society, Hobart, Tasmania, 473474.
[8] P S Anderson, S E Dover, S D Mobbs, J C King and
J M Rees (1993).
Studies of blowing
snow at Halley, Antarctica.
Preprints volume, Fourth International Conference
on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology
and Oceanography, American Meteorological Society,
Hobart, Tasmania, 444445.
[7] J M Rees and I McConnell (1991).
On solitary disturbances in
the stably stratified Antarctic boundary layer.
Proceedings of Eighth Conference on
Atmospheric and Oceanic Waves and
Stability, Denver, 346349.
[6] I
McConnell, J M Rees, J C King and P S Anderson (1991).
Observations of internal gravity waves in the
Antarctic boundary layer using a
microbarograph array.
Proceedings of Eighth
Conference on Atmospheric
and Oceanic Waves and Stability, Denver, 332335.
[5] J M Rees (1991).
Observations of waves and
turbulence in the stable
atmospheric boundary layer.
Proceedings of Eighth
Conference on Atmospheric
and Oceanic Waves and Stability Denver, 342345.
Published Abstracts
[4] H C H Bandulasena,
W B Zimmerman and J M Rees (2006)
Microfluidic
inference of rheology of complex fluids.
Proc. Of Microfluidic Inference of Micro and
Nanoscale Flows: Advancing the Engineering Science and Design. Glasgow 2006.
[3] G
Khomenko and J M Rees (1994)
Largescale vortices in
rotating turbulent boundary layers.
Annales Geophysicae, Supplement II to Volume 12. C505.
[2] J
M Rees and J C King (1987)
Observations of
internal gravity waves
at Halley, Antarctica.
XII meeting
of the European
Geophysical Society, Strasbourg,
France. Symposium on Modelling of
Internal Gravity Waves
and their Influence
in the Lower Atmosphere.
[1] J
M Rees (1986)
The influence of large eddies in the stably stratified
atmospheric boundary layer.
XI meeting of the European Geophysical Society,
Kiel, West Germany. Symposium on
Planetary Boundary
Layer and Air Pollution Dispersion. Terra Cognita,
6(3), p362.