Dr Timm Krueger

Reader and Deputy Director of Research



+44(0)131 6505679


2.2016 James Clerk Maxwell Building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Chemical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Multiscale Thermofluids

Research Theme: 

  • Systems Modelling from Atoms to Processes
  • Multiphase Flows and Transport Phenomena


My research involves the modelling and simulation of complex fluids, for example emulsions, suspensions of deformable particles or red blood cells in microfluidic devices. I am teaching in the first and second years Chemical Engineering and am working on enhancing the "soft skills" development of our students. I am also the "Engineering Postdoc Champion", promoting the career development of our postdocs.

Academic Qualifications: 

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Institute of Physics
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
  • German Physical Society


Research Interests: 

Personal website with detailed research overview

Particle sorting and separation

Blood flow and blood cell dynamics

  • Blood is clearly one of the most important fluids in the human body. It transports oxygen and nutrients to all cells in the body. It is also related to a number of diseases, such as malaria or blood clotting disorders. Understanding how red blood cells deform and how platelets initiate the clotting process is key to the development of novel disease diagnostics and treatments.
  • Recent publication: Effect of tube diameter and capillary number on platelet margination and near-wall dynamics

Suspension rheology

Lattice-Boltzmann method



  • Modelling and simulation of complex fluids
  • Microfluidics, suspensions and emulsions
  • Blood flow in complex geometries and blood cell separation
  • Lattice-Boltzmann method
  • Immersed-boundary method

Further Information: 

Engineering Postdoc Champion (since 2016)