Brian P. Tighe

Associate Professor
Process & Energy Department
Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Material Engineering
TU Delft

What we do: We model the deformation and flow of soft solids and complex fluids, which include materials like foams, emulsions, suspensions, and granular media. We are particularly interested in solids that are barely rigid and flows that easily arrest. Developing accurate and predictive models of these materials is practically important because they appear in many natural and industrial settings. They also raise fundamental questions about the origins of rigidity and the consequences of disorder.

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Office: P&E Building, Rm 250
Tel: +31 (0)15 27 81103
Email: b.p.tighe (at)

Mail: Delft University of Technology
Process & Energy Laboratory
Leeghwaterstraat 39
2628 CB Delft
The Netherlands