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The Influence of Compressibility on the Dynamics of Encapsulated Microbubbles

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Thin-shell encapsulated microbubbles (EMBs) are gas-filled microbubbles encased in a stiff albumin or flexible lipid shell. They have been shown to improve the performance of biomedical procedures such as ultrasound contrast imaging, targeted drug delivery and sonoporation.

The viscoelastic fluid will be modelled using models such as the Oldroyd B model while the properties of the shell are accounted for through the dynamic boundary condition at the bubble surface.

An interdisciplinary approach combining models for cell mechanics with bubble dynamics will provide insights into the deformation of cellular entities subject to cavitation flow and to enhance drug delivery via coated microbubbles. Ultrasonic cavitation is one of the most effective cleaning agents. For example, it is used to clean and to disinfect surgical instruments in hospitals. There is a wide range of other biomedical applications that will benefit from the computational models developed in this project.


Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the online application service

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

In the funding section, please select the ’self -funding’ option

Funding Notes

We are interested in pursuing this project and welcome applications if you are self-funded or have funding from other sources, including government sponsorships or your employer.

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