Prize Recipient

hinch11E. John Hinch
University of Cambridge


"For insightful contributions - including exact results, averaging methods, scaling arguments, and approximate approaches - to suspension mechanics, free-surface flows, flow in porous media, evolution of polymers in flows, and other research topics in the flow of complex fluids."


John Hinch received his education at Cambridge University, graduating with a B.A. in mathematics in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1972 supervised by George Batchelor on the "Mechanics of suspensions of particles in fluids, with an additional section on the convection due to a moving heat source". After a post-doc at Caltech under the then young Gary Leal, he returned to a faculty position at Cambridge University and since 1998 has been there a Professor of Fluid Mechanics. He has benefited greatly from many collaborations, first with Andreas Acrivos and his students, and later with experimental groups in France following introductions by Etienne Guyon. He is a Fellow of the APS and the Royal Society of London. His research interests include suspensions of particles and other mobile particulate systems, the flow of non-Newtonian fluids and applications of mathematics to industrial problems.

Selection Committee:

Stephen H. Davis, Chair; R. Ecke; E. Hopfinger; D. Lohse; K. Nomura; S.B. Pope; C. Rowley; K.R. Sreenivasan; W. Zhang