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Development of an in vitro microfluidic model to simulate microvasculature trauma.


Project Description

UK/EU PhD Student Opportunities in the Particle and Multiphase Processing Group
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
Group Leader Professor Mark Simmons

We seek applicants for three PhD positions in our research group which has a reputation for carrying out internationally leading research in a highly supportive training environment.

Two projects are linked to the newly awarded £6.3M EPSRC Programme Grant PREMIERE, joint with Imperial College, University College London and the Alan Turing Institute. Through this project, we will create the next generation of models for multiphase flow systems which for these two PhD projects tackle challenges in the fast moving consumer goods and healthcare respectively.

Project 2
This project involves development of a microfluidic model of microvasculature to enable simulation of the effects of trauma. We will use this model to gain understanding of the potentially life-threatening condition of acute compartment syndrome, which can lead to necrosis (death) of tissue in the body due to collapse of the circulatory system following trauma or injury. Through this model, and our partners in the NHS/Healthcare Technology Institute, we intend to find ways of improving rapid diagnosis of this debilitating condition to improve patient outcome.

Funding Notes

Funding is available for three years for UK or EU applicants with a good undergraduate degree (2i or above) in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mark Simmons

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Chemical Engineering

FTE Category A staff submitted: 32.50

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