Group meeting with Timm, Charles, Arunn and Martin (from left to right).

Current Group Members

Rohan Vernekar

PhD student: particle separation

Rohan is my first PhD student. He started his project in October 2014. Rohan uses simulations to look at new ways to exploit deterministic lateral displacement for the separation of blood components and other biological particles.

Email: r.vernekar@ed.ac.uk


Arunn Sathasivam

PhD student: atherosclerosis

Arunn started in March 2015. He is co-supervised by Peter Hoskins. Arunn's project is about the modelling of blood flow in constricted vessels to better understand mechanisms leading to atherosclerosis.

Email: arunn.sathasivam@ed.ac.uk


Charles Zhou

PhD student: angiogenesis

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.

Email: q.zhou@ed.ac.uk


Yunzhou Qian

PhD student: diffusion in blood flow

Yunzhou started in May 2017 and is my most recent PhD student, co-supervised by Peter Hoskins. Yunzhou is looking at the shear-induced diffusion of small particles and molecules in blood flow.

Email: y.qian@ed.ac.uk


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).

Email: greg.sutton@ed.ac.uk

Adam Machon (UG research student, 2018/19)

Aggregation of healthy and malaria-infected red blood cells

Malcolm Bell (UG research student, 2018/19)

Migration of red blood cells in channel flows



Former Group Members

  • Venecia Chavez Medina (visiting UG student, 2018)
  • Christopher Tay (UG research student, 2017/18)
  • Patrick Schmidt (Postdoc, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Bowen Wang (MSc student, 2016/17)
  • Julia Zaenker (UG summer student, 2016)
  • Ciro Semprebon (Postdoc, 2015/16)
  • Stuart Fraser (UG research student, 2015/16)
  • Callum Renton (UG research student, 2015/16)
  • Douglas Connell (UG summer student, 2015)