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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.

Find out more >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

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

Academic success-2013

Engineering Awareness

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

Find out more >Engineering awareness in the 21st Century


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

Find out more >Photographs

Movie Clips

Again most of the selected movies involve flow.

Find out more >Movie clips

The European Union 2016

A short article on the 2016 UK EU Referendum vote

Find out more >European Union 2016

The Sustainability of Plastics

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.

Find out more >Plastics Sustainability

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.

Find out more >Engineering a Sustainable Framework.

High Tension

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

Find out more >High Tension-pdf