Dr Mark A Gilbertson

B.Eng.(Liv.), D.Phil.(Oxon.)

  • BS8 1TR


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Research interests

My research work has concentrated on the effcets of fluidiseation:  how particles behave when their weight is wholly or mostly supported by the drag exerted by a gas flow past them.  My main interests have included understanding the behaviour of the bubbles that form in fluidised beds, characterising and controlling fluidised beds using pressure fluctuations, the beaviour of fluidised granular currents, tapered fluidised beds, and the segregation that takes place when beds contain particles of different sizes and densities.  I have had several collaborations with Earth scientists where these interests have been applied to geological systems.  

I am also interested in the flow of viscously dominated fluids in applications from dental root canals up to the industrial production of insulation board.  

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  • Engineering Education Research Group

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Research Output

  • 30 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 16 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Chapter in a book

Estimation of the minimum fluidisation velocities in well-mixed bi-disperse fluidised beds

Gilbertson, M., 15 Mar 2019, In : Powder Technology. 346, p. 433-440 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 38 Downloads (Pure)

    Steady and unsteady fluidised granular flows down slopes

    Jessop, D., Hogg, A., Gilbertson, M. & Schoof, C., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 827, p. 67-120 53 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    282 Downloads (Pure)

    Segregation of particles in a tapered fluidized bed

    Gernon, T. M. & Gilbertson, M. A., 2012, In : Powder Technology. 231, p. 88-101 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 15 Citations (Scopus)


    • 3 Publication peer-review
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Advisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

    Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

    Mark A Gilbertson (Peer reviewer)

    2012 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

    Mark A Gilbertson (Reviewer)


    Activity: Membership typesAdvisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

    Fluidization XIII

    Mark A Gilbertson (Participant)

    16 May 201021 May 2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference