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

Current Group Members

Patrick Schmidt

Postdoc: blood filtration

Patrick is working on the modelling of blood filtration. We are exploring possibilities of removing specific blood components by filtering in complex geometries.


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.


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.


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.


Yunzhou Qian

PhD student

Yunzhou started in May 2017 and is my most recent PhD student, co-supervised by Peter Hoskins. Yunzhou is currently reading journal papers to choose his research topic.


Bowen Wang (MSc project, 2016/17)

Droplet generation in microfluidic flow focussing devices

Matilde Garcia (UG summer project, 2016/17)

Red blood cell aggregation and platelet margination

Vivek Shrestha (UG summer project, 2016/17)

Red blood cell dynamics in microfluidic devices

Former Group Members

Ciro Semprebon

Postdoc: soft capillarity

Ciro is now a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle.


Martin Nikiforidis (Erasmus+ exchange student, 2017)

Robert Wilson (UG study project, 2016/17)

Ethan Campbell (UG study project, 2016/17)

Lavinia Calvi (UG summer student, 2016)

Julia Zaenker (UG summer student, 2016)

Stuart Fraser (UG research student, 2015/16)

Callum Renton (UG research student, 2015/16)

James Finlayson (UG study project, 2015/16)

Callum Smith (UG study project, 2015/16)

Douglas Connell (UG summer student, 2015)

Carla Smith (UG study project, 2014/15)

Cheryl Thomas (UG study project, 2014/15)