Michael Seaton was awarded an MEng (Hons, 1st class) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2003. He continued at UMIST and later the University of Manchester where he studied for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). His doctoral thesis, A dual modality probe for imaging separation processes, included the development and implementation of a Lattice Boltzmann Equation (LBE) scheme for modelling acoustic fields through heterogeneous fluid media as used for measurements of immiscible liquid concentrations.
He joined STFC as a Computational Scientist/Mesoscale Modeller and developer of CCP5's mesoscopic simulation package, DL_MESO, in May 2009.
My principal research interests lie in the application, programming and development of mesoscale modelling methods – particularly the Lattice Boltzmann Equation (LBE) and Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) – to bridge the gaps in length and time scales between atomistic methods and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques.
I am currently the main developer of DL_MESO, CCP5's general-purpose mesoscale modelling package suitable for both serial and parallel calculations using LBE and DPD techniques. I also make contributions to the general-purpose classical molecular dynamics package DL_POLY.