Periodic Reporting for period 1 - MSMART (Margination of Microcapsules in Small Arteries)
Reporting period: 2015-09-03 to 2017-09-02
Specific research objectives are: 1, to develop experimental and computational platform to study the cross-stream migration and margination of microcapsules in blood flow in small arteries; 2, to investigate the effects of system parameters, such as the shape and size of the capsule, the flow inertia and shear rates, vessel geometry etc. on margination of microcapsules in blood flows; 3, to develop practical principles for engineering microcapsules with optimum margination in blood flow in small arteries. All three research objectives have been largely achieved during the fellowship period.
The fellow has attended a number of conferences to disseminate the research results. Notably, she participated in the conference of Flow 17 held in UPMC in Paris on July 3-5, 2017, which is an important meeting in the field of fluid dynamics with applications on medical diagnostics, drug development and delivery, ink-jet printing and so on. The work presented received wide attention from the international peers at the meeting. The fellow is in the process of writing two manuscripts to disseminate the results.