Dr Carlos Galeano Rios BEng MSc PhD

Dr Carlos Galeano RĂ­os

School of Mathematics
Research Fellow in Fluid Dynamics

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Carlos Galeano Ríos is a Research Fellow in Fluid Dynamics. His work is centred on dynamic wetting in the context of additive manufacturing. He is supervised by Prof. Yulii Shikhmurzaev.


  • PhD in Mathematics, IMPA, Brazil, 2016
  • MSc in Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling, IMPA, Brazil, 2012
  • BEng in Electro-mechanical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay, 2010


Carlos Galeano Ríos received his BEng degree in 2010 from the National University of Asunción (Paraguay). He went on to pursue a 2-year MSc in Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling at the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He continued his higher education at IMPA, earning a PhD in Mathematics in 2016. His doctoral work is centred on the topic non-coalescing impacts of droplets onto deformable surfaces, with special attention to the impact of droplets onto a fluid bath and the interaction of droplet impacts with surface waves.

He was a post-doctoral researcher at IMPA for a short period before moving to the University of Bath to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, where he continued to work on impacts on deformable surfaces (in particular fluid interfaces).

He has been a Research Fellow in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Birmingham since November 2019.


Carlos is interested in the impact mechanics of deformable objects, dynamic wetting and general mathematical modelling. His work is done in close collaboration with experimentalists and with other theoreticians.


Recent publications


Galeano Rios, C, Cimpeanu, R, Bauman, I, MacEwen, A, MIlewski, P & Harris, D 2021, 'Capillary-scale solid rebounds: experiments, modelling and simulations', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 912, A17. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.1135

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