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  • Dr Harry van der Weijde has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Fellowship will allow Dr van der Weijde, who is Chancellor’s Fellow at the School of Engineering, to spend time at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), working on research related to analysing risk in consumer-centric energy markets. 

    Dr Harry van der Weijde, Chancellor's Fellow, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
  • Red blood cells play a critical role in the human body, transporting oxygen to our cells. Anomalies in the way these cells flow through the body are associated with many serious diseases worldwide, and as such, are of great interest to researchers seeking to tackle some of society’s most significant healthcare challenges. Academics from the School of Engineering have co-authored a new paper in the Biophysical Journal which reports an unexpected discovery in the way these blood cells flow and arrange themselves under laboratory conditions, with important implications for future experimental research in this field. 

    Spatial arrangement of red blood cells (RBCs) in rectangular or square microchannels of different aspect ratio (AR) along the channel length (x-axis direction). Dh = hydraulic diameter of the channel. (a) shows the top and side views of the channel, while (b) shows the cross-sectional view.


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