robert.s.farr@gmail.com

# Rob Farr Associate Fellow

Sphere packing, novel structures, fractal mechanics, heat exchange and innovation.

Dr Robert Farr is an Associate Fellow at the London Institute and a Senior Scientist at Jacobs Douwe Egberts, UK. Dr Farr studied physics at the University of Cambridge, winning the Clerk Maxwell University Prize for physics. He was a Senior Research Scientist at Unilever and concurrently held a visiting appointment at the University of Nottingham. Dr Farr applies geometric ideas to materials science and classical physics, especially to multi-scale and fractal systems.

### Coarsening without interfacial energy

Physical Review Letters

### Reconstructing grain-shape statistics from electron back-scatter diffraction microscopy

Physical Review Materials

### Serendipity and strategy in rapid innovation

Nature Communications

### Mean grain diameters from thin sections: matching the average to the problem

Mineralogical Magazine

### Optimal counter-current exchange networks

Physical Review E

### Eigenvalues of neutral networks: Interpolating between hypercubes

Discrete Mathematics

### Simple heuristic for the viscosity of polydisperse hard spheres

Journal of Chemical Physics

### Easily repairable networks: reconnecting nodes after damage

Physical Review Letters

### Imperfections in a two-dimensional hierarchical structure

Physical Review E