Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering
School of Life & Health Sciences Aston University Birmingham, B4 7ET
I Joined Aston University as a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering in 2017 and have research interests in Biofluid Mechanics and forensic crime scene investigation. I specialise in experimental techniques including hot wire anemometry and image analysis techniques including Particle Image Velocimetry. I also have interests in research involving Computational Fluid Dynamics As an Undergraduate I obtained a Masters Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2007). Following this I moved to New Zealand and got a PhD in Mechanical Engineering specialising in Biomedical Engineering (2013). This work used Experimental Fluid Mechanics to investigate blood flow in stenosed arteries developing an understanding of the interaction of blood flow and the arterial walls. I continued this research in a post-Doctoral capacity firstly at The Institute of Environmental Science and Research developing new techniques for blood pattern analysis in crime scene investigation. This was followed by a research position at the University of Canterbury continuing the arterial research, but also working with companies in the medical industry looking at breathing therapies used for patient care.
I am currently looking for students in Biofluid Mechanics, Arterial and respiratory medical device design and Forensics.
Supervision in- Progress
Co-Supervisor PhDSina Ghafoorpoor Yazdi (University of Canterbury, NZ) “In-vitro modelling of aortic arch hemodynamic for surgical implant testing”Co-Supervisor MastersIlunga Jeanmark Tshimanga (University of South Africa)“Particle Image Velocimetry measurements of blood flow in aneurysms using 3D printed flow phantoms”.
Dr Purvi Pancholy (University of Canterbury, NZ), 2018
“Numerical Study of Flow Structure and Pedestrian Level Wind Comfort Inside Urban Street Canyons”
Dr Cletus Adams (University of Canterbury, NZ), 2017
“Effect of Nasal High Flow Therapy on Work of Breathing and CO2 Tension Using an In Vitro and Mathematical Modelling Approach”
Dr Kevin Clemens (University of Canterbury, NZ), 2017
“Aerodynamics of asymmetrical land speed record vehicles”
Dr Milad Soltanipour Lazarjan (University of Canterbury, NZ), 2015
“Dynamic Behaviour of Brain and Surrogate Materials Under Ballistic Impact”
Marcin Buchajczyk (University of Canterbury, NZ), 2017
“The Effect of Compliance in the Upper Airway”
2013 – 2017 Scientific Officer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 2012 - 2013: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR): Forensic Service Centre, New Zealand
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