Research group during our away day in June 2019
Rohan Vernekar (postdoc)
Scale-up of nanoparticle production
Rohan is an EPSRC-funded postdoc who is modelling the scale-up of the production of nanoparticles for industrial applications.
Emmanouil Falagkaris (postdoc)
Inertial particle microfluidics
Emmanouil is an ERC-funded postdoc working on inertial particle microfluidics. His PhD project was about the modelling of viscous flows at moderate to high Reynolds numbers.
Arunn Sathasivam (PhD student)
Arunn started in March 2015. He is co-supervised by Peter Hoskins and Paddy Hadoke. Arunn’s project is about the modelling of blood flow in constricted vessels to better understand mechanisms leading to atherosclerosis.
Qi (Charles) Zhou (PhD student)
Charles obtained the prestigious Principal’s Career Development Scholarship and the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship. He is looking at tumour-induced blood vessel growth (angiogenesis) under the influence of blood flow and related effects, such as wall shear stress. Charles is co-supervised by Peter Hoskins and Miguel Bernabeu.
Yunzhou Qian (PhD student)
Diffusion in blood flow
Yunzhou started in May 2017. He is co-supervised by Peter Hoskins. Yunzhou is looking at the shear-induced diffusion of small particles and molecules in blood flow.
Greg Sutton (PhD student)
Immune system and hypertension
Greg’s project is about the interplay of proteins, the immune system and blood flow, and their role in high blood pressure. Greg’s other supervisors are Neeraj (Bean) Dhaun (Centre for Cardiovascular Science) and Filippo Menolascina (Institute for Bioengineering).
Cong (Amily) Chao (PhD student)
Experimental bubble microfluidics
Amily, who started her PhD in 2016, researches the resistance to two-phase flows in micro-channels and micro-fluidic systems through experiments. Her primary supervisor is Xianfeng Fan (Institute for Materials and Processes).
Qihao Jiang (PhD student)
Chromatography performance
Qihao started in December 2018. His research focusses on the optimisation of chromatography performance through lattice-Boltzmann modelling and machine learning. Qihao is co-supervised by Simone Dimartino (Institute for Bioengineering).

Romain Enjalbert (PhD student)
Blood flow in tumour microvasculature
Romain started in February 2019 and is supervised by Miguel Bernabeu and co-supervised by Timm Krüger and Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas. Romain’s project involves the modelling of blood flow within the tumour microvasculature to gain a better understanding of tissue oxygenation within tumours.

Former group members


  • Patrick Schmidt (2017)
  • Ciro Semprebon (2015/16)

PhD/MSc students

  • Rohan Vernekar (PhD student, 2014-18)
  • Bowen Wang (MSc student, 2016/17)

Undergraduate students

  • Calum Mallorie (UG summer student, 2019)
  • Adam Machon (UG research student, 2018/19)
  • Malcolm Bell (UG research student, 2018/19)
  • Venecia Chavez Medina (visiting UG student, 2018)
  • Christopher Tay (UG research student, 2017/18)
  • Lavinia Calvi (UG summer student, 2016 and 2017)
  • Chenghan Han (IAESTE summer student, 2017)
  • Matilde Garcia (UG summer student, 2017)
  • Vivek Shrestha (UG summer student, 2017)
  • Martin Nikiforidis (Erasmus+ exchange student, 2017)
  • Julia Zaenker (UG summer student, 2016)
  • Stuart Fraser (UG research student, 2015/16)
  • Callum Renton (UG research student, 2015/16)
  • Douglas Connell (UG summer student, 2015)