Biomedical fluid dynamics is naturally a multidisciplinary research field. Fluid dynamics within the human body or in diagnostic devices is complex and involves various research disciplines such as transport phenomena, biochemistry, imaging techniques, complex fluids and neurovascular coupling.
Research in this area includes:
- Development and standardisation of techniques for measurement of blood velocity, volumetric flow and wall shear stress in arteries in small-animal ultrasound (e.g. Professor Peter Hoskins)
- Patient specific modelling in arteries (e.g. Professor Peter Hoskins)
- Modelling and simulation of complex fluids such as emulsions, suspensions of deformable particles or red blood cells in microfluidic devices (e.g. Dr Timm Krüger)
- Thermal management of microdevices and biological problems such as deposition of plaque in arteries and growth of cancerous tumours (e.g Dr Prashant Valluri)
- Biological fluid dynamics such as brain temperature mapping, arterial flows and enzyme kinetics (e.g. Dr Prashant Valluri)