Dr David Binding

Department of Mathematics, Aberystwyth University

Specialist Subject: Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics


Dave Binding

Dr. David Binding completed his Ph.D at Aberystwyth University in 1976 and took up an appointment as Visiting Lecturer at the Engineering Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. He was later appointed Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in the postgraduate Division of the same Faculty.

In 1982 he returned to the Mathematics Department at Aberystwyth University and began a period of many years working on industry/government sponsored research applications of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics to industrial processes such as polymer processing, food processing, ink coating, etc. During this time he took a very keen interest in the measurement of fluid extensional properties and their influence in complex flow situations. Work in this area lead to the British Society of Rheology presenting him with their Annual Award in 1988.

He spent many years as an active member on the Council of the British Society of Rheology, including several years as its Treasurer. Currently he is a part-time tutor in the Department of Mathematics at Aberystwyth University.