Dr Sepideh Khodaparast
- Position: University Academic Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Experimental and Applied Fluid mechanics; Microfluidics; Nanofluids; Surfactant Science; Physical Antibacterial Approaches
- Email: S.Khodaparast@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 1.49a Mechanical Engineering
- Website: LinkedIn | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
I am a Univeristy Academic Fellow at School of Mechanical Engineering. I am a mehcanical engineer by training, with expertise in thermo-fluids.
I obtained my master (2008-2010) and PhD (2010-2014) degrees from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In 2015 I recieved a Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship to work on fluid interactions with bacterial cells and their colonies at Complex Fluids Group, Princeton Univeristy, USA. In 2017-2019, I was a research associate at Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London wokring on development of microfluidic approaches for formulation industries. My research focuses on a variety fundamental and applied fluid mechanic problems, where often interactions with other materials are significant.
Awards and fellowships:
- Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Early Career Fellowship (2020-2021)
- L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award (2019-2020)
- Swiss National Science Foundation Early Mobility Fellowship (2015-2017)
My research focuses on a variety fundamental and applied fluid mechanic problems, where often interactions with other materials are significant. I employ experimental tools to study fluid mechanic problems across length scales, from nanoscale molecular analyses to micro- and macro-scale flows.
- PhD (2010-2014) mechanical engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
- MSc (2008-2010) mechanical engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
- BSc (2002-2008) mechanical engineering, University of Tehran, Iran
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Thermofluids
<li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/790-design-and-fabrication-of-geometrically-anisotropic-microparticles-for-modelling-dynamics-of-bacterial-systems">Design and fabrication of geometrically anisotropic microparticles for modelling dynamics of bacterial systems</a></li>