# Prof. Stephen O'Brien

## Biography

My interests lie in mathematical modelling of physical and industrial processes generally using asymptotic and numerical techniques. The emphasis is placed on trying to understand the process rather than applying mathematics for its own sake.I have research links with the mechanics group (Dr. J. Lammers, Dr. P.Slikkerveer) at Philips Research Laboratories http://www.research.philips.com. where I worked from 1986-1993. The collaboration has continued both directly and via postgraduate students and we have jointly developed mathematical models for coating processes of interest to Philips in particular concentrating on the coating of television screens and CRTs. Philips Research provides great expertise both on the theoretical and experimental side and its uniformly high research standards have influenced me greatly.

Indeed my approach to mathematical modelling owes a lot to the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics where I obtained a D.Phil. under the supervision of Alan Tayler.

Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI)

MACSI was set up as a Science Foundation Ireland (Mathematics Initiative) funded project (of which I was the Principal Investigator) to establish a network of industrial applied mathematicians in Ireland, with the group at the University of Limerick at the hub. The grant awarded was the largest ever to mathematics in Ireland (Eur 5m) under SFI's mathematics initiative. The grant extended from 2006-2013. The MACSI group solves problems posed by collaborators from science, engineering and industry. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 we held study groups with industry (problem solving for industry workshops). There will another at UL from June 28-July 3 2015. In January 2013, I was lead applicant of a team grant of Eur 2.1m (+600k in overheads) awarded under the SFI Investigator Programme. This will be used to fund a range of activities in applied and industrial mathematical modelling.

European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI)

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) is a consortium of academic institutions and industrial companies that acts co-operatively to promote and support the use of mathematical models in any activity of social or economic importance, to educate Industrial Mathematicians to meet the growing demand for such experts, to operate on a European scale. I was vice president from 2012-2013 and am currently serving as president (2014-1015). Dietmar Hoemberg is the current vice president and will become president in 2016. The ECMI BLOG is at http://www.ecmiindmath.org

Applied mathematical modelling (MACSI)

The terms "industrial mathematics", "applied mathematics" and "mathematical modelling" are often used as near synonyms to make the distinction with pure mathematics whose central tenet is formal proof and which is not generally concerned with real problems arising outside of mathematics. An applied mathematician is a kind of lapsed pure mathematician in the sense that he/she would like to prove every result formally but is sometimes unable to do so and must make intuitive leaps in the search for understanding. Otherwise, for example, the flow of air over airplane wings would not be understood. In fact applied mathematical modelling does not specify a novel kind of mathematics, but rather a philosophy of asking how things work. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematics in non-mathematical disciplines, e.g., in finance, economics, biology, physics, chemistry or industry (which can be considered a complex world in itself often embracing all of the above disciplines). A process or phenomenon occurs outside mathematics and mathematics is used to explain, to understand or to improve it. The emphasis then is not on the mathematics itself, but on the use of mathematics to understand a phenomenon in a non-mathematical world. Mathematical modellers perceive themselves as being scientists as well as mathematicians and are interested in other disciplines apart from mathematics. Without this philosophy, most modern technology would not exist: airplanes would not fly, man would not have reached the moon, there would be no radar imaging nor scientific weather forecasts. Modern mathematical models help to quantitatively explain how ultrasound works, how diseases spread, how bubbles move in a pint of stout, how quickly spilt fuel on an airport runway percolates through the underlying soil, how wet paint drips from a ceiling, how the prices of options change. There are even mathematical models for the dynamics of marriage!

## Research Interests

My research interests include modelling of industrial problems, asymptotic methods, lubrication theory, free surface flows, Stokes flow, and porous flow.Interested in postgraduate studies?

My direct line is 00 353 61 202644, my email is stephen dot obrien at ul dot ie. The basic entry requirement for postgraduate study is to be well motivated and to have a good degree in a numerate discipline, mathematics, physics or engineering with a strong mathematical content. I tend to work on modelling real world physical problems (see example below) so a background in physics or engineering is not a disadvantage.

Typical Postgraduate Projects

Michael Hayes (2001), Asymptotic and numerical modelling of thin film flows, PhD.

Michael Chapwanya (2005), Models for bioremediation, Ph.D.

Sean Lacey (2007), Modelling of rimming flows, Ph.D.

Marguerite Robinson (2007), Flow regime transitions in two phase flows, Ph.D.

Vincent Cregan (2011) Boundary value problems in the food industry, Ph.D.

Typical Postgraduate Projects

Michael Hayes (2001), Asymptotic and numerical modelling of thin film flows, PhD.

Michael Chapwanya (2005), Models for bioremediation, Ph.D.

Sean Lacey (2007), Modelling of rimming flows, Ph.D.

Marguerite Robinson (2007), Flow regime transitions in two phase flows, Ph.D.

Vincent Cregan (2011) Boundary value problems in the food industry, Ph.D.

Michael Hayes (2001), Asymptotic and numerical modelling of thin film flows, PhD.

Michael Chapwanya (2005), Models for bioremediation, Ph.D.

Sean Lacey (2007), Modelling of rimming flows, Ph.D.

Marguerite Robinson (2007), Flow regime transitions in two phase flows, Ph.D.

Vincent Cregan (2011) Boundary value problems in the food industry, Ph.D.

Michael Hayes (2001), Asymptotic and numerical modelling of thin film flows, PhD.

Michael Chapwanya (2005), Models for bioremediation, Ph.D.

Sean Lacey (2007), Modelling of rimming flows, Ph.D.

Marguerite Robinson (2007), Flow regime transitions in two phase flows, Ph.D.

Vincent Cregan (2011) Boundary value problems in the food industry, Ph.D.

Bubbles in Guinness and roll waves on an inclined road are scientifically very similar phenomena.

Photograph and asymptotic estimate of the effect of an intrusive sensor under a bandage in tension. Interested in Postgraduate studies?

Green's function computation and photograph of disturbance in thin film flow over a point defect on a television screen.If you are interested in obtaining postgraduate qualifications (Ph.D, M.Sc.) by research in applied mathematics, feel free to contact me for an informal discussion. See also Waves in Guinness,

## Professional Activities

#### Association

- President (2014-2015), The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI)

## Peer Reviewed Journals

### Asymptotic, numerical and approximate techniques for a free boundary problem arising in the diffusion of glassy polymers

Mitchell, SL,O'Brien, SBG (2012) Asymptotic, numerical and approximate techniques for a free boundary problem arising in the diffusion of glassy polymers. Applied Mathematics And Computation :376-388

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### The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics

J.P.F. Charpin, P. Hanrahan, J.F. Mason, S.B.G. O'Brien & M. O'Sullivan (2012) The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics. International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology :863-880

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### MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF A SOLID PARTICLE MOTION IN A RE-CIRCULATORY FLUIDISED BED UNIT

Catak, M; Bas, N; Cronin, K; O'Brien, S; Byrne, E (2011) MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF A SOLID PARTICLE MOTION IN A RE-CIRCULATORY FLUIDISED BED UNIT. Canadian Journal Of Chemical Engineering :92-100

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### A perturbation solution for bacterial growth and bioremediation in a porous medium with bio-clogging

Chapwanya, M; O'Brien, S; Williams, JF (2010) A perturbation solution for bacterial growth and bioremediation in a porous medium with bio-clogging. Journal Of Computational And Applied Mathematics :2709-2723

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### Stability of regularized shock solutions, with applications to rimming flows

Benilov, ES; Benilov, MS; O'Brien, SBG (2009) Stability of regularized shock solutions, with applications to rimming flows. Journal Of Engineering Mathematics :197-212

Read more### Multidisciplinary activities in a community mental health service: Relationship to health of the Nation Outcome Scale scores and diagnosis

Meagher D., O'Brien S., Pullela A., Oshun A., Brosnan P. (2009) Multidisciplinary activities in a community mental health service: Relationship to health of the Nation Outcome Scale scores and diagnosis. Psychiatric Bulletin :172-175

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### Smoothing of roll wave shocks by surface tension

O'Brien S.B.G., Robinson M. (2009) Smoothing of roll wave shocks by surface tension. International Journal Of Pure And Applied Mathematics :151-156

Read more### Selection of processing temperature to minimize product temperature variability in food heating processes

Cronin, K; Mackey, D; Cregan, V; O'Brien, S; Gleeson, JP; Abodayeh, K (2007) Selection of processing temperature to minimize product temperature variability in food heating processes. Food And Bioproducts Processing :344-353

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### A note on spin coating with small evaporation.

O'Brien, SBG; Cregan, V (2007) A note on spin coating with small evaporation.. J. Colloid And Interface Science :324-328

Read more### Further self-interescting solutions of the pendant drop equations

O'Brien, SBG (2006) Further self-interescting solutions of the pendant drop equations. Proceedings Royal Irish Academy, Section A :63-84

Read more### A model for gravity driven flow of a thin liquid solid suspension with evaporation effects.

O'Brien, SBG; Hayes, MA (2005) A model for gravity driven flow of a thin liquid solid suspension with evaporation effects.. Zamp :1-22

Read more### Similarity solutions in groundwater flow.

O'Brien, SBG; Chapwanya, M (2004) Similarity solutions in groundwater flow.. Journal Of Computational And Applied Mathematics :163-177

Read more### Spin-coating over a small sinusoidal topography

Hayes, M; O'Brien, SBG (2004) Spin-coating over a small sinusoidal topography. Int. J. Mathematics & Mathematical Sciences :2279-2298

Read more### A new type of instability: explosive disturbances in a liquid film inside a rotating horizontal cylinder

Benilov, ES; O'Brien, SBG; Sazonov, IA (2003) A new type of instability: explosive disturbances in a liquid film inside a rotating horizontal cylinder. Journal Of Fluid Mechanics :201-224

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### A mathematical model for hammocking of a bandage on a limb

O'Brien, SBG; Casey, V (2003) A mathematical model for hammocking of a bandage on a limb. Progress In Industrial Mathematics :340-345

Read more### A mechanism for linear instability in two-dimensional rimming flow

O'Brien, SBG (2002) A mechanism for linear instability in two-dimensional rimming flow. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :283-299

Read more### Linear stability of rimming flow

O'Brien, SBG (2002) Linear stability of rimming flow. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :201-211

Read more### A model for dip-coating of a two liquid mixture.

Hayes, M; O'Brien, SBG (2002) A model for dip-coating of a two liquid mixture.. Int. J. Mathematics & Mathematical Sciences :313-325

Read more### A mechanism for two dimensional instabilities in rimming flow.

O'Brien, SBG (2002) A mechanism for two dimensional instabilities in rimming flow.. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :283-300

Read more### Numerical and asymptotic solutions for hammocking.

O'Brien, SBG; Casey, V (2002) Numerical and asymptotic solutions for hammocking.. Quart. J. Mech. App. Math :409-420

Read more### Evaporative and topographical effects in coating flows

O'Brien, SBG; Hayes, M (2001) Evaporative and topographical effects in coating flows. Mathematics In Industry

Read more### Evaporative and topographical effects in coating flows.

O'Brien, SBG; Hayes, M (2001) Evaporative and topographical effects in coating flows.. Mathematics In Engineering And Industry

Read more### Pressure measurement under a bandage

Casey, V; O'Callaghan, M; O'Brien, SBG (2001) Pressure measurement under a bandage. Sensors and their Application :88-94

Read more### An investigation of the hammocking effect associated with interface pressure measurements using pneumatic tourniquet cuffs

Casey, V; Griffin, S; O'Brien, SBG (2001) An investigation of the hammocking effect associated with interface pressure measurements using pneumatic tourniquet cuffs. Medical Engineering & Physics :511-517

Read more### Exponential asymptotics with a small exponent

Kember, GC; Fowler, AC; Evans, JD; O'Brien, SBG (2000) Exponential asymptotics with a small exponent. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :561-576

Read more### Green's function for flow over a small two dimensional topography

Hayes, M; O'Brien, SBG; Lammers, J (2000) Green's function for flow over a small two dimensional topography. Physics Of Fluids :2845-2861

Read more### Matched asymptotic expansion calculation of the equilibrium shape of a hole in a thin liquid film

O'Brien, SBG (1999) Matched asymptotic expansion calculation of the equilibrium shape of a hole in a thin liquid film. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :453-464

Read more### Asymptotics with small exponent in a model for ice-sheet surging

O'Brien, SBG; Gath, EG; Fowler, AC (1998) Asymptotics with small exponent in a model for ice-sheet surging. Proceedings Royal Irish Academy, Section A :67-80

Read more### A model for the coating of cylindrical light bulbs.

O'Brien, SBG (1998) A model for the coating of cylindrical light bulbs.. Progress In Industrial Mathematics :46-55

Read more### An implicit surface tension algorithm for picard solvers of surface-tension-dominated free and moving boundary problems

Slikkerveer P.J., Van Lohuizen E.P., O'Brien S.B.G. (1996) An implicit surface tension algorithm for picard solvers of surface-tension-dominated free and moving boundary problems. International Journal For Numerical Methods In Fluids :851-865

Read more### An implicit surface tension algorithm for surface tension dominated free and moving boundary problems.

Slikkerveer, PJ; van Lohuizen, EP; O'Brien, SBG (1995) An implicit surface tension algorithm for surface tension dominated free and moving boundary problems.. Numerical Methods In Fluids :851-868

Read more### Using applied mathematics in industrial problems.

O'Brien, SBG (1994) Using applied mathematics in industrial problems.. Bulletin Irish Mathematics Society :22-34

Read more### Asymptotic solutions for double pendant and extended sessile drops

O'Brien, SBG (1994) Asymptotic solutions for double pendant and extended sessile drops. Quarterly Of Applied Mathematics :43-48

Read more### NUMERICAL AND ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS TO A MODEL FOR THE WATERPROOFING OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLES

OBRIEN, SBG; SLIKKERVEER, PJ (1994) NUMERICAL AND ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS TO A MODEL FOR THE WATERPROOFING OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLES. International Journal Of Engineering Science :1283-1301

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### On Marangoni drying: non-linear waves in a thin film

O'Brien, SBG (1993) On Marangoni drying: non-linear waves in a thin film. Journal Of Fluid Mechanics :649-670

Read more### Surface tension and contact angle problems in industry. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology

O'Brien, SBG (1992) Surface tension and contact angle problems in industry. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. Journal Of Adhesion :1037-1051

Read more### On the shape of small sessile and pendant drops by singular perturbation techniques

O'Brien, SBG (1991) On the shape of small sessile and pendant drops by singular perturbation techniques. Journal Of Fluid Mechanics :519-537

Read more### Shape of a small sessile drop and the determination of contact angle. Journal of the Royal Society: Faraday Transactions

O'Brien, SBG; van den Brule, BHAA (1991) Shape of a small sessile drop and the determination of contact angle. Journal of the Royal Society: Faraday Transactions. Journal Of Fluid Mechanics :1579-1583

Read more### A mathematical model for the cleansing of silicon substrates by fluid immersion

O'Brien, SBG; van den Brule, BHAA (1991) A mathematical model for the cleansing of silicon substrates by fluid immersion. J. Colloid And Interface Science :210-221

Read more### Anisotropic conduction of heat in a flowing polymeric material.

van den Brule, BHAA; O'Brien, SBG (1990) Anisotropic conduction of heat in a flowing polymeric material.. Rheologica Acta :580-590

Read more### Particle removal by surface tension forces

O'Brien, SBG; Leenaars, AFM (1989) Particle removal by surface tension forces. Philips Journal Of Research :183-209

Read more### A moving boundary problem in porous flow

O'Brien, SBG; Dijksman, JF (1989) A moving boundary problem in porous flow. Mathematics In Engineering And Industry :91-

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## Book Chapters

### Thin Film Flows: Theory and Modeling.

O'Brien, SBG; Schwartz, LW (2006) Thin Film Flows: Theory and Modeling.. Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, Second Edition. :6304-6317

Read more### Explosive solutions in rimming flow.

Benilov, ES; Lacey, S; O'Brien, SBG (2005) Explosive solutions in rimming flow.. Mathematical Modelling and Analysis :447-453

Read more### Bioremediation in a porous medium with small bio-clogging.

Chapwanya, M; O'Brien, SBG (2005) Bioremediation in a porous medium with small bio-clogging.. Mathematical Modelling and Analysis :65-70

Read more### A mathematical model for hammocking of a bandage on a limb

O'Brien, SBG; Casey, V (2003) A mathematical model for hammocking of a bandage on a limb. Progress in Industrial Mathematics 2002 :340-345

Read more### Theory and modelling of thin liquid films.

O'Brien, SBG; Schwartz, LW (2001) Theory and modelling of thin liquid films.. Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, :5283-5297

Read more### Models for flows over non-flat substrates

O'Brien, SBG; Hayes, M; Lammers, J (2000) Models for flows over non-flat substrates. Trends in the application of mathematics to mechanics :147-155

Read more### The fluid profile of a gravity driven film over any small two dimensional object.

Hayes, MA;O'Brien, SBG; Lammers, JH (1999) The fluid profile of a gravity driven film over any small two dimensional object.. Advances in coating and drying of thin films Shaker Verlag :253-258

Read more### Capillary effects in thin films.

O'Brien, SBG (1997) Capillary effects in thin films.. Progress in Industrial Mathematics, Teubner :408-416

Read more### Spin-coating over topography

Lammers, JA; O'Brien, SBG (1997) Spin-coating over topography. Fluid Mechanics of coating processes, World Scientific :278-290

Read more### Effects of evaporation during spin-coating,

Lammers, JH; O'Brien, SBG (1996) Effects of evaporation during spin-coating,. The mechanics of thin film coatings, World Scientific Press. :397-403

Read more### Drying flow in a thin film induced by the presence of alcohol vapour

O'Brien, SBG (1996) Drying flow in a thin film induced by the presence of alcohol vapour. Progress in Industrial and Applied Mathematics :341-350

Read more### Local effects in some non-linear evolution equations

O'Brien, SBG (1993) Local effects in some non-linear evolution equations. Integration of theory and applications in applied mechanics :197-

Read more### Surface tension and contact angle problems in industry

O'Brien, SBG (1993) Surface tension and contact angle problems in industry. Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion

Read more### Anisotropic conduction in a polymeric material

van den Brule, BHAA; O'Brien, SBG (1990) Anisotropic conduction in a polymeric material. Proceedings of the British Society of Rheology, Edinburgh.

Read more## Edited Books

## Other Journals

### The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics

88. J.P.F. Charpin, P. Hanrahan, J.F. Mason, S.B.G. O'Brien & M. O'Sullivan (2012) The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics. International Journal of Mathematical education in Science and Technology :863-880

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### The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics

J.P.F. Charpin, P. Hanrahan, J.F. Mason, S.B.G. O'Brien & M. O'Sullivan (2012) The MACSI summer school: a case study in outreach in mathematics. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology :863-880

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## Conference Publications

### PROGRESS IN INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS AT ECMI 2002

OBrien, SBG; Casey, V (2004) PROGRESS IN INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS AT ECMI 2002. :341-345

Read more### British Applied Mathematics Colloquium

M. Chapwanya, S.B.G. O'Brien (2004) British Applied Mathematics Colloquium. :*-*

Read more### Bioengineering in Ireland (8), and, The 16th Meeting of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society, joint conference

V. Casey, S. Griffin, M.Callaghan, S.B.G. O'Brien (2002) Bioengineering in Ireland (8), and, The 16th Meeting of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society, joint conference. :*-*

Read more### Fourth Dublin Differential Equations Conference

M. Hayes, S. O¿Brien (2001) Fourth Dublin Differential Equations Conference. :*-*

Read more### Sensors & their applications XI, ISMCR 2001

V. Casey, M. Callaghan, S.B.G. O¿Brien (2001) Sensors & their applications XI, ISMCR 2001. :*-*

Read more### Presented at Sensors and their Applications XI conference

CASEY, V., CALLAGHAN, M., O'BRIEN, S. B. G. (2001) Presented at Sensors and their Applications XI conference. :*-*

Read more### Presented at the Summer Meeting 2001, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Biomedical Sciences

CASEY, V., CALLAGHAN, M., O'BRIEN, S. B. G. (2001) Presented at the Summer Meeting 2001, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Biomedical Sciences. :*-*

Read more### Third European Coating Conference

S.B.G. O¿Brien with M.A. Hayes & J.H. Lammers (1999) Third European Coating Conference. :*-*

Read more### Dublin Institute for Advanced Study Symposium

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1998) Dublin Institute for Advanced Study Symposium. :*-*

Read more### Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation

Fenton, B., & S.B.G. O¿Brien (1998) Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation. :*-*

Read more### Irish Mechanics Society Meeting

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1998) Irish Mechanics Society Meeting. :*-*

Read more### 2nd International Conference on Coatings on Glass

S.B.G. O¿Brien with J.H. Lammers, & M.M.J. Decre (1998) 2nd International Conference on Coatings on Glass. :*-*

Read more### Annual meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society

S.B.G. O'Brien (1998) Annual meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society. :*-*

Read more### Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation

S.B.G. O¿Brien with B. Fenton (1997) Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation. :*-*

Read more### Second European Coating Symposium

S.B.G. O¿Brien with J.H. Lammers & M. Decre (1997) Second European Coating Symposium. :*-*

Read more### Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation

Jordan, C., & S.B.G. O¿Brien (1997) Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation. :*-*

Read more### Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation

Jordan, C., & S.B.G. O¿Brien (1997) Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation. :*-*

Read more### Second European Coating Symposium

S.B.G. O¿Brien with M.A. Hayes & J.H. Lammers (1997) Second European Coating Symposium. :*-*

Read more### Irish Mechanics Society Meeting

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1997) Irish Mechanics Society Meeting. :*-*

Read more### Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation

S.B.G. O¿Brien with C. Jordan (1997) Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation. :*-*

Read more### Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Symposium

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1997) Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Symposium. :*-*

Read more### 8th international symposium on coating process science and technology, A.I.Ch.E. Spring meeting

S.B.G. O¿Brien with J.H. Lammers and M.N.M. Beerens (1996) 8th international symposium on coating process science and technology, A.I.Ch.E. Spring meeting. :*-*

Read more### Annual meeting of the Irish Mathematical society

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1995) Annual meeting of the Irish Mathematical society. :*-*

Read more### New Frontiers in industrial and Applied mathematics

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1995) New Frontiers in industrial and Applied mathematics. :*-*

Read more### Meeting of the Irish Mechanics society

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1995) Meeting of the Irish Mechanics society. :*-*

Read more### Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1994) Irish Society for scientific and engineering computation. :*-*

Read more### Meeting of the Irish mechanics society

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1993) Meeting of the Irish mechanics society. :*-*

Read more### Burgersdag Symposium on Stromingsleer in de industrie (Fluid mechanics in industry)

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1993) Burgersdag Symposium on Stromingsleer in de industrie (Fluid mechanics in industry). :*-*

Read more### Second national mechanics congress

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1992) Second national mechanics congress. :*-*

Read more### Symposium in honour of Prof. R. Good on contact angle, wettability and adhesion

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1992) Symposium in honour of Prof. R. Good on contact angle, wettability and adhesion. :*-*

Read more### A.I.Ch.E. International Symposium and Exposition on Coating Process Science and Technology

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1992) A.I.Ch.E. International Symposium and Exposition on Coating Process Science and Technology. :*-*

Read more### British Applied Mathematics Colloquium

S.B.G. O¿Brien (1991) British Applied Mathematics Colloquium. :*-*

Read more### Sixth European Conference for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI)

S.B.G. O¿Brien, (1991) Sixth European Conference for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). :229-232

Read more### Second World Conference in Computational Mechanics

S.B.G. O'Brien (1990) Second World Conference in Computational Mechanics. :*-*

Read more## Conference Contributions

## Published Reports

## Editorials

## Book Reviews

## Other Publications

### Thin film flow on the inside of a rotating horizontal cylinder

O'Brien, SBG (1993) Thin film flow on the inside of a rotating horizontal cylinder.

Read more### Modelling of flow on a tilted rotating substrate

O'Brien, SBG (1993) Modelling of flow on a tilted rotating substrate.

Read more### Modelling of spinning with evaporation

O'Brien, SBG (1993) Modelling of spinning with evaporation.

Read more### Flow on an axisymmetric rotating substrate with localised defect

O'Brien, SBG (1992) Flow on an axisymmetric rotating substrate with localised defect.

Read more### Mathematical models for spin-coating

O'Brien, SBG (1992) Mathematical models for spin-coating.

Read more### Solutions for removal of particles from substrates by surface tension forces

O'Brien, SBG (1990) Solutions for removal of particles from substrates by surface tension forces.

Read more### On the shape of a small liquid drop

O'Brien, SBG (1990) On the shape of a small liquid drop.

Read more### The shape of a liquid-gas interface near a large cylinder

O'Brien, SBG (1990) The shape of a liquid-gas interface near a large cylinder.

Read more### Fluid interfaces near small axisymmetric objects

O'Brien, SBG (1989) Fluid interfaces near small axisymmetric objects.

Read more### The removal of colloidal particles from solid (silicon) substrates by fluid immersion: formulation of a mathematical model.

O'Brien, SBG (1988) The removal of colloidal particles from solid (silicon) substrates by fluid immersion: formulation of a mathematical model..

Read more### Time dependent withdrawal and drainage of films

O'Brien, SBG (1988) Time dependent withdrawal and drainage of films.

Read more### An analytical solution to a free boundary problem

O'Brien, SBG (1987) An analytical solution to a free boundary problem.

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