Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Professor Nick Hill
Congratulations to Prof Nick Hill on the award of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship on 'Coupling circulation models to the micro-circulation'.
The Fellowship will run from January 2021 to April 2022. Computing the flow of blood in the circulation is a major challenge because of the wide the range of scales and the large number of vessels (hundreds of millions). It is needed to understand how the circulatory system works, and for patient-specific solutions to predict outcomes following strokes, heart attacks, vascular dissections and aneurysms. The goal of this research project is to develop the first complete multi-scale model of pulsatile flow in the lungs by calculating details of the flow around the alveoli, where gas-exchange takes place, and then coupling these to sophisticated mathematical models of all the other pulmonary vessels.
First published: 8 May 2020