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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Anjana Kothandaraman

  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Research Area

Microfluidics

Research outline

This project involves combining Microfluidics and Electrohydrodynamics to prepare monodisperse microbubbles for diagnostic applications. Solely using microfluidic devices to manipulate microbubble size experiences limitations especially with very viscous solutions, hence capitalising on the well understood concept of bubble resonance, various types of electric fields are investigated to facilitate bubble break-up. A computational model will be created to simulate the entire experimental set-up and enable better understanding of fluid mechanics of the flow and the electrohydrodynamic interactions.

Biography

Anjana is a 3rd year PhD student with the Mechanical Engineering department. She is originally from Zambia, Africa and moved to the UK in 2009 where she completed her undergraduate in Computer Systems Engineering (BEng. Hons) and MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Distinction) at Brunel University. She is also a Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant for the faculty, assisting with the Integrated Engineering Program (IEP). She also mentors 3rd year undergraduate projects and delivers MSc tutorials.

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