Dr Qi Zhou

Research Associate



1/A130 Alrick Building, 2.2412 James Clerk Maxwell Building

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Research Institute: 

  • Multiscale Thermofluids


I'm a Research Associate modelling blood flow and biofluids in microfluidic devices, vascular networks and biological tissues. My current research focuses on the fluid dynamics and solute transport in the human placenta, using computational models with lattice-Boltzmann and immersed-boundary methods. My research interests also include bioinspired microswimmers and medical micro/nanorobots.

Previously I was a PhD researcher (Principal's Career Development Scholar & Edinburgh Global Research Scholar) in the Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), The University of Edinburgh (UOE)
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
  • Member of International Society for Porous Media (InterPore)
  • Member of European Society of Biomechanics (ESB)
  • Community Associate of American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • Plant Engineering Lab 2 (2016-2017; 2017-2018)
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (2011-2012; 2012-2013)

Research Interests: 

  • fluid dynamics
  • computational biophysics
  • bioinspired microswimmers
  • medical micro/nanorobots

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