Stephen G. R. Brown

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Professor Stephen G.R. Brown is a materials scientist and head of the Materials Research Centre at Swansea University

Brown is a specialist in computational materials, and has over 20 years of experience[1] with writing code in finite element, finite difference, cellular automata, Monte Carlo and data analysis techniques. He has had numerous research collaborations with industry including relationships with Rolls-Royce and Airbus. In 2010 he took over the role as the head of the Materials Research Centre, which was previously held buy Professor Valerie Randle.

Commercial Activities[edit]

Brown is the Director of Eidawn Software Ltd., The Abbey, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK.[2]


Brown's main research areas are in:[2]

- Solidification

- Heat transfer

- Computational Fluid Dynamics

- Microstructure Evolution

- Granular Flow

Selected Research Papers[edit]

1. “Numerical Determination of Liquid Flow Permeabilities for Equiaxed Dendritic Structures” SGR Brown, JA Spittle, RS Walden-Bevan and DJ Jarvis Acta Materialia, 50 (2002), 1559-1569.

2. “An Analysis of Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation as a tool for Modelling Strain Ageing” A.J.P.Gater & S.G.R Brown Scripta Materialia 53 (2005) 625–630.

3. “3D Computer simulation of the influence of microstructure on the cut edge corrosion behaviour of a zinc aluminium alloy galvanized steels” SGR Brown & NC Barnard Corrosion Science 48 (2006) 2291–2303

4. “A review of measurement techniques for the thermal expansion coefficient of metals and alloys at elevated temperatures” JD James, JA Spittle, SGR Brown & RW Evans Meas. Sci. & Tech., 12(2001), R1-R15.


  1. ^ "Swansea University - brown_stephen". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Home - Computational Modelling of Materials". Retrieved 2012-02-09.