Multiscale Cardiovascular Engineering Group


Stravoula Balabani

Stavroula has expertise in flow measurement techniques, vortex dynamics, separated and bluff body flows and flow instabilities. Her current research interests concentrate on vortex induced vibrations and associated wake modes as well as vortex reactors such as Taylor Couette devices. 

Over the last five years, she has also developed a strong interest in biofluids activity: she has been working with protein chemists to monitor shear induced conformational changes of proteins in situ and is currently developing microfluidic techniques to study the behaviour of human blood in the microvasculuture and in the presence of red blood cell aggregation. Stavroula has received funding from EPSRC, the European Union and more recently TSB and her research has appeared in some of the most prestigious fluid mechanics and biophysical journals.