Laura is a Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research activity focuses on numerical and mathematical modelling of particle-laden flows with particular focus on human health and the environment. Research interests include inhaled drug delivery, ambient and indoor air pollution, airborne disease transmission, and the development of numerical algorithms for high-fidelity, large-scale computations of complex physiological flows. Her work on pulmonary drug delivery and air pollution relies on 3D computational fluid dynamics simulations and 1D whole-lung models to develop new understanding of the deposition of inhaled particles in the lungs.
Imperial College London
- PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics, A robust immersed boundary method for flow in complex geometries: Study of aerosol deposition in the human extrathoracic airways, 2012
- MEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2007