Dr Sepideh Khodaparast

Dr Sepideh Khodaparast

Profile

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)

 

Research interests

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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
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Projects
    <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>