Fluid dynamics of synthetic biology nanofibres for flow sensing applications
Fluid dynamic wall shear stress is an important mechanical factor in vascular physiology, however measuring this quantity on microscopic scales is very challenging. This project will develop theoretical and computational techniques based on the method of regularised stokeslets and Brownian motion modelling; these techniques will be used to support work by experimental collaborators in Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick who have developed a prototype flow sensing virus-based nanofibre using synthetic biology techniques. The end point of the project will be a computational tool to quantify the wall shear stress from high frame-rate imaging data.
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This research project is one of a number of projects in the School of Mathematics. It is in competition for funding with one or more of our advertised PhD projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded supported.
Normally scholarships are only available to UK or EU citizens. Other nationals who are normally resident in the UK or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more are also eligible.
All students with the correct qualifications and access to independent funding are also welcome to apply.
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