Imperial College London

Dr Joseph van Batenburg-Sherwood

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

RAEng Research Fellow



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Bessemer B110Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Joseph van Batenburg-Sherwood is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. He has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London and a PhD in Biofluid Dynamics from University College London.

His research is covers multiple aspects of biofluid dynamics, with particular focus on experimental techniques to yield precise data on microscale biological flows. His current research interests include the effects of altered red blood cell properties in microvascular diseases and the role of aqueous humour flow in intraocular pressure regulation.

During the  lockdown, Joseph has been leading the JAMVENT project, which has produced a novel design for a high performance ventilator that is low cost,  easy to manufacture and maintain, and doesn't interfere with existing ventilator supply chains. See JAMVENT.COM for further details.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sherwood JM, Stamer WD, Overby DR, 2019, A model of the oscillatory mechanical forces in the conventional outflow pathway, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:16, ISSN:1742-5662

Sherwood JM, Reina-Torres E, Bertrand J, et al., 2016, Measurement of outflow facility using iPerfusion, PLOS One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-29

Sherwood JM, Holmes D, Kaliviotis E, et al., 2014, Spatial Distributions of Red Blood Cells Significantly Alter Local Haemodynamics, PLOS One, Vol:9, ISSN:1932-6203

Sherwood JM, Kaliviotis E, Dusting J, et al., 2014, Hematocrit, viscosity and velocity distributions of aggregating and non-aggregating blood in a bifurcating microchannel, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Vol:13, ISSN:1617-7959, Pages:259-273

Sherwood JM, Dusting J, Kaliviotis E, et al., 2012, The effect of red blood cell aggregation on velocity and cell-depleted layer characteristics of blood in a bifurcating microchannel, Biomicrofluidics, Vol:6, ISSN:1932-1058

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