Jones, S.A.


I am a PostDoc in the Petroleum Engineering section.

My background is in Physics, and my PhD was in the field of Combustion Physics (experimental turbulent gas explosions in methane-air mixtures).

About 10 years ago I switched research fields, for a project studying the rheology of foam. Having discovered that working with bubbles and foams is extremely interesting (and fun), I’ve been working on projects looking at different aspects of foams ever since.

Expertise :

  • Experimental study of 2D foam flows, considering the rheological behaviour of foams flowing through channels, constrictions, or model porous media.
  • Small scale core floods

2D foam flowing through a constriction – bubble films in white
2D foam in a model porous media – bubble films in black


I am currently studying steam-foam floods, at high temperatures and pressures, for use in enhanced oil recovery.


  • S.A. Jones and S.J. Cox (2012) ‘On the effectiveness of a quasistatic bubble-scale simulation in predicting the constriction flow of a two-dimensional foam’, Journal of Rheology, 56, 457-471
  • S.A. Jones, B. Dollet, Y. Méheust, S.J. Cox and I. Cantat (2013) ‘Structure-dependent mobility of a dry aqueous foam flowing along two parallel channels’, Physics of Fluids, 25, 063101
  • S.A. Jones, V. van der Bent, R. Farajzadeh, W.R. Rossen and S. Vincent-Bonnieu (2016) ‘Surfactant screening for foam EOR: Correlation between bulk and core-flood experiments’, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 500, 166-176
  • S.A. Jones, G. Laskaris, S. Vincent-Bonnieu, R. Farajzadeh and W.R. Rossen (2016) ‘Effect of surfactant concentration on foam: From coreflood experiments to implicit-texture foam-model parameters’,Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 37, 268-276
  • S.A. Jones, N. Getrouw and S. Vincent-Bonnieu (2018) ‘Foam Flow in a Model Porous Medium : I. The Effect of Foam Coarsening’, Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01903C

Sian Jones

PostDoc Researcher

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  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

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