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Our research focuses on novel questions and unexplained phenomena in a broad range of physical systems found in nature. We are inspired by engineering and mathematical problems found in biology, and the arts. This includes areas such as small-scale fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and elasticity, biological soft-matter, transport phenomena and diffusion, pattern formation and self-organization, and biomimetic devices.
We use a combination of analytical derivations, numerical computations and empirical investigations in areas ranging from animal and human fertilization, swimming of microorganisms, especially human spermatozoa and bacterial swimming, cancer mechanics, molecular-motor dynamics, fluid-structure interactions of intelligent structures, plus synthetic bio-inspired propellers and swimmers.
Other areas include automatic bio-imaging processing and mathematical data analysis, and unorthodox problems in arts and humanities. Interdisciplinarity is thus at the heart of our poly-disciplinary research, and group members will work within a worldwide network which spans an umbrella of universities and industrial partners across 12 countries, from oil and food industry, to fertility clinics and livestock companies.
Our group members also work together towards our public engagement activities in schools, museums and in the media (BBC, Science, The Discovery Channel, The New Scientist and TV interviews) and schools.
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of York
1 Jun 2015 → 28 Apr 2019
Robert Hooke Research Fellow in Mathematics (Fellowship by Examination), University of Oxford
1 May 2013 → 31 May 2015
WYNG Research Fellow in Mathematics (Research Fellow by examination), University of Cambridge
1 Oct 2011 → 1 May 2013
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EPSRC Targeted; Trapping bacteria efficiently to inform treatment of urinary tract infection using microfluidic chips: mathematical modelling and observational study
Gadelha, H. & Krauss, T.
1/08/06 → 30/04/17
Yue, T., Si, W., Partridge, A. J., Yang, C., Conn, A. T., Bloomfield-Gadêlha, H. & Rossiter, J. M., 1 Feb 2022, In: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 7, 2, p. 3600 - 3607 8 p.
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Khanal, S., Leung, M. R., Royfman, A., Fishman, E. L., Saltzman, B., Bloomfield-Gadêlha, H., Zeev-Ben-Mordehai, T. & Avidor-Reiss, T., 21 Jun 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Communications.
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Bruot, N., Cicuta, P., Bloomfield-Gadêlha, H., Goldstein, R. E., Kotar, J., Lauga, E. & Nadal, F., 27 May 2021, In: Physical Review Fluids. 6, 5, 13 p., 053102.
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