• Christopher Handscomb

Christopher Handscomb

Research Student

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I was a member of the CoMo group for six years, undertaking a UROP project over the summer of 2003 investigating stochastic chemistry models in HCCI applications. I then completed my master's research project investigating novel moment closure methods for turbulent reactive flows under the supervision of Dr. Markus Kraft. In 2004, after graduating with an MEng in Chemical Engineering, I began a PhD in the group. Throughout my time in Cambridge I was a member of King's College.

My PhD, funded by the EPSRC and P&G, was concerned with modelling spray drying towers, specifically focussing on modelling the drying of single droplets. This work cut across several areas of interest within the group - CFD, Particles Processes and Numerics. The involvement of Procter and Gamble meant there was also a strong and valuable industrial element. During the course of my PhD, I presented results from my work at several conferences across the UK as well as at the Third International Conference on Population Balance Modelling in Quebec City, Canada. My thesis, 'Simulating Droplet Drying and Particle Formation in Spray Towers', was submitted in 2008 and I am now working for McKinsey and Company in their London office.

Research Themes

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Recent Preprints

63: Simulating the Structural Evolution of Droplets Following Shell Formation

Christopher S. Handscomb and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 63, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2008.

59: A New Model for the Drying of Droplets Containing Suspended Solids after Shell Formation

Christopher S. Handscomb, Markus Kraft, and Andrew E. Bayly, Technical Report 59, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2008.

50: A New Model For The Drying of Droplets Containing Suspended Solids

Christopher S. Handscomb, Markus Kraft, and Andrew E. Bayly, Technical Report 50, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2007.

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 762785
Address: McKinsey and Company The Post Building 100 Museum Street LONDON WC1A 1PB United Kingdom