Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering
School of Life & Health SciencesAston UniversityBirmingham, 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 DynamicsAs 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.
M.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK (2007)PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand 2013
2013 – 2017 Scientific Officer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand2012 - 2013: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR): Forensic Service Centre, New Zealand
I am currently looking for students in Biofluid Mechanics, Arterial and respiratory medical device design and Forensics. Completed Supervision Co-Supervisor Cletus Adams (2017)“Effect of Nasal High Flow Therapy on Work of Breathing and CO2 Tension Using an In Vitro and Mathematical Modelling Approach”Kevin Clemens (2017)“Aerodynamics of asymmetrical land speed record vehicles”Milad Soltanipour Lazarjan (2015) “Dynamic Behaviour of Brain and Surrogate Materials Under Ballistic Impact” Supervision in- Progress Co-Supervisor Sina Ghafoorpoor Yazdi (University of Canterbury), NZ.Investigating arterial disease in the Aortic Arch using Particle Image VelocimetryPurvi Pancholy (University of Canterbury), NZInvestigating the effect of wind flow around buildings on pedestrian comfort using Computational Fluid Dynamics