Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Auckland Bioengineering Institute | Department of Engineering Science
BTech IIT Chennai, MS PhD Stan.
Room 439 711
70 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 3737599
Vinod Suresh graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai (formerly known as Madras). His PhD research in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University examined the effects of surface tension and electrical forces on flows in microfluidic devices.
As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Vinod developed fluid dynamics models of surfactant delivery and liquid ventilation gas exchange in the lungs. His later postdoctoral work at the University of California, Irvine focused on studying nitric oxide transport and metabolism in the lungs using cell culture systems and mathematical modelling.
Vinod's research focuses on the study of biotransport phenomena at scales ranging from the cellular to whole organism level. His projects combine mathematical, computational and empirical approaches to iteratively build, test and improve models. Techniques used in his work include cell culture and molecular biological experimentation, lumped parameter modelling and finite element modelling.
Ongoing projects include:
- Cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery with applications to fMRI
- PhD student: Matt Barrett
- Mechanisms of fluid transport in lung epithelium
- PhD student: Candice Ren
- Cardiovascular modelling
- PhD student: Soroush Safaei
- Signalling pathways associated with appetite control (in collaboration with Plant and Food Research)
- ME student: Aaron Smith
- Computational modelling of rumen structure, motility and mixing