Dr Jason Stafford BEng, PhD

Dr Jason Stafford

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • PhD in Thermofluids, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2011
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2007


Jason has published over 35 articles in scientific journals and is co-inventor on 18 patents. His research fields include thermofluids, multiphase flows and the processing of two-dimensional nanomaterials (such as graphene). His work has been applied to areas including microelectronics cooling for telecommunications and aerospace, environmental particle fouling and clean air, and large-scale production of novel materials. He has received grants from Horizon 2020, the EU’s Research and Innovation programme, including a Marie Curie individual fellowship. 

He received the Eurotherm Young Scientist Award for his work in thermal sciences, and recognitions from Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia for transferring fundamental research into products. In 2019, he was listed in the Top 3 fellows for "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" by the European Commission. Jason is also a member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Engineering.

Postgraduate supervision

Welcome applications with research interests covering: Thermofluids, Fluid dynamics, 2D nanomaterials, solution-processed materials.


Thermofluids, Fluid dynamics, Heat transport, Two-dimensional (2D) materials

Other activities

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Imperial College London, UK
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Imperial College London, 2017-2019
  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member of the American Physical Society (APS)


Recent publications


Singh, NS, Zhang, J, Stafford, J, Anthony, C & Gao, N 2020, 'Implementing Superhydrophobic Surfaces within Various Condensation Environments: A Review', Advanced Materials Interfaces. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202001442

Farooq, U, Stafford, J, Petit, C & Matar, OK 2020, 'Numerical simulations of a falling film on the inner surface of a rotating cylinder', Physical Review E, vol. 102, 043106. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.102.043106

Wu, T, Lo, K & Stafford, J 2020, 'Vehicle non-exhaust emissions - Revealing the pathways from source to environmental exposure', Environmental Pollution, vol. 268, 115654. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115654

Stafford, J, Matar, O & Petit, C 2019, 'Producing graphene at scale' The Chemical Engineer, vol. 930, no. 31. <https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/features/producing-graphene-at-scale/>

Sexton, A, Punch, J, Stafford, J & Jeffers, N 2018, 'The thermal and hydrodynamic behaviour of confined, normally impinging laminar slot jets', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 123, pp. 40-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.02.083

Stafford, J, Patapas, A, Uzo, N, Matar, O & Petit, C 2018, 'Towards scale-up of graphene production via nonoxidizing liquid exfoliation methods', AIChE Journal, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 3246-3246. https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.16174

Stafford, J & Jeffers, N 2017, 'Aerodynamic performance of a vibrating piezoelectric blade under varied operational and confinement states', IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 751-761. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcpmt.2017.2666879

Sexton, A, Punch, J, Stafford, J & Jeffers, N 2017, 'Passive control and enhancement of low reynolds number slot jets through the use of tabs and chevrons', Journal of Heat Transfer, vol. 140, no. 3, 032201. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4037786

Agarwal, A, Nolan, K, Stafford, J & Jeffers, N 2017, 'Visualization of three-dimensional structures shed by an oscillating beam', Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 70, pp. 450-463. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2017.02.013


Stafford, J, Matar, O & Petit, C Feb. 07 2019, Fluidic Exfoliation, Patent No. WO2019025784. <https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?II=4&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=20190207&CC=WO&NR=2019025784A1&KC=A1>

Stafford, J & Jeffers, N Apr. 04 2018, A Heat Transfer Structure, Patent No. EP3301391. <https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?II=11&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=20180404&CC=EP&NR=3301391A1&KC=A1>

Stafford, J, King, P & Cunningham, G Jul. 26 2018, A Method for Fabricating an Apparatus Comprising at least one Microfluidic Channel a and an Apparatus Comprising a Microfluidic Channel, Patent No. WO2018134420. <https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?II=5&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=20180726&CC=WO&NR=2018134420A1&KC=A1>

Jeffers, N, Stafford, J & Donnelly, B Jun. 29 2017, A Fluidic Pump (2), Patent No. WO2017108628. <https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?II=2&ND=3&adjacent=true&bcId=2&locale=en_EP&return=true&FT=D&date=20181024&CC=KR&NR=20180116234A&KC=A>

Working paper

Stafford, J & Xu, C 2020 'Deposition of particle pollution in turbulent forced-air cooling' arXiv. <https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.07565>

Stafford, J, Uzo, N, Farooq, U, Favero, S, Wang, S, Chen, H-H, L'Hermitte, A, Petit, C & Matar, O 2020 'Universal scaling and real-time monitoring of the production of liquid exfoliated graphene' ChemRxiv, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.11628267.v1

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