Flow science and engineering

Optimisation of drug delivery and simulations of complex biological flows

Our group specialises in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of biological flows, with particular emphasis on flow and aerosol deposition in the respiratory airways and the development of numerical algorithms for high-fidelity, large-scale computations of complex physiological flows.

Our work on pulmonary drug delivery relies on in silico models to develop new understanding of the deposition of inhaled particles and to optimise drug delivery to the lungs. Current research projects include:

  • Patient-specific optimisation of inhaled drug delivery
  • Characterisation of aerosol transport and deposition
  • Numerical methods for complex geometries
  • Flow and aerosol deposition in the alveoli