David Binding
BSc PhD (Wales)

Emeritus Lecturer

Contact Details

Room Number..........:  2.43
Building....................:  Physical Sciences
Phone.......................:   +44 (0)1970 622821
E-Mail........................:   dmb


Brought up in Somerset and educated at Huish’s Grammer School, Taunton, Dr. David Binding read Applied Mathematics at Aberystwyth. Following on from his PhD in 1976 on the Rheology of Lubricants he left Wales to spend 6 years in Mexico City, first as a lecturer and then as the Head of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). Dr Binding’s research interests encompass all aspects of the rheology of complex fluids. In 1988 he won the Annual Award of the British Society of Rheology, of which he is now the Honorary Treasurer and member of its Council. Both a theoretician and an experimentalist, he coordinates the activities of the Rheology Laboratory in the Institute which combines academic with industrial research. Outside of academic life he enjoys travelling, hill-walking, skiing and pool/snooker.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Measuring and modelling the Rheology of Complex Fluids:



Phillips, P.M., Binding, D.M., Philips, T.N. 2006. Contraction/expansion flows: The pressure drop and related issues. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 137 (1-3) pp. 31-38. Cadair

Walters, K., Binding, D.M., Bell, D. 2006. The Oscillatory Squeeze flow rheometer: Comprehensive theory and a new experimental facility. Rheologica Acta 46 (1) pp. 111-121. Cadair

Binding, D., Labrosse, F. 2006. Visual local navigation using warped panoramic images. In M. Witkowski., U. Nehmzow., C. Melhuish., E. Moxey., A. Ellery. (eds) Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2006: Incorporating the Autumn Biro-Net Symposium. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2006 , Guildford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 04/09/2006 - 06/09/2006. pp. 19-26. Cadair


Couch, M.A., Binding, D.M. 2003. An experimental study of the peeling of dough from solid surfaces. Journal of Food Engineering 58 (4) pp. 299-309. Cadair

Webster, M.F., Couch, M.A., Binding, D.M., Sujatha, K.S. 2003. Experimental and numerical simulation of dough kneading in filled geometries. Journal of Food Engineering 58 (2) pp. 111-123. Cadair