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The Double Jet

Science and engineering provide a platform for logical deduction and in some circumstances can help the understanding of the very complex world that we now live in. This section of the web site contains a mixture of themes that have at various stages in my academic life and retirement exercised my mind sufficiently to put “pen to paper”. The section starts with a short pdf on the scientific and creative mind.

An introduction to the scientific creative mind

The following parts of this web site section includes a route to being a successful academic, photographs which deserve to be thought of as artistic, movies clips that also have an artistic twist and a fiction “High Tension”, adventure novel within the university world of scientific discovery and big business.

Academic success-2013

A short article on how to succeed as a young academic.

A one page article written in 2023 stating things that most people know but do not seem to discuss.

Engineering awareness in the 21st Century


Most of the photographs involve fluid flow although there are also some on polymer crystallisation.

Movie clips

Again most of the selected movies involve flow.

European Union 2016

A short article on the 2016 UK EU Referendum vote

Plastics Sustainability

This includes a 2016 presentation Plastic is fantastic. on some of the Good, Bad and Ugly aspects of plastics, followed by a recent presentation on The Beauty and Nightmare of Plastics.

Engineering a Sustainable Framework.

A short article written in 2018 on formulating a strategy for establishing a contemporary code of practice for engineers scientists and others.

High Tension-pdf

A fiction novel written in the 1990s about scientific discovery and big business.