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Dr Hermes Gadelha was awarded with the "Best of Bristol Lecturer Award" - BoB
Our research focuses on novel questions and unexplained phenomena in a broad range of physical systems found in nature. We are inspired by engineering and mathematical problems found in biology, and the arts. This includes areas such as small-scale fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and elasticity, biological soft-matter, transport phenomena and diffusion, pattern formation and self-organization, and biomimetic devices.
We use a combination of analytical derivations, numerical computations and empirical investigations in areas ranging from animal and human fertilization, swimming of microorganisms, especially human spermatozoa and bacterial swimming, cancer mechanics, molecular-motor dynamics, fluid-structure interactions of intelligent structures, plus synthetic bio-inspired propellers and swimmers.
Other areas include automatic bio-imaging processing and mathematical data analysis, and unorthodox problems in arts and humanities. Interdisciplinarity is thus at the heart of our poly-disciplinary research, and group members will work within a worldwide network which spans an umbrella of universities and industrial partners across 12 countries, from oil and food industry, to fertility clinics and livestock companies.
Our group members also work together towards our public engagement activities in schools, museums and in the media (BBC, Science, The Discovery Channel, The New Scientist and TV interviews) and schools.
University of Bristol positions
Senior Lecturer in Mathematical and Data ModellingDepartment of Engineering Mathematics
How tough is WASH? Developing indicators to measure the resilience of WASH to climate change in LMICs
DescriptionWe will develop and test indicators that will measure whether drinking water supplies and sanitation in rural areas and small towns in Nepal and Ethiopia are resilient to the future…
Managing organisational unitDepartment of Civil Engineering
01/10/2019 to 31/07/2021
EPSRC Targeted; Trapping bacteria efficiently to inform treatment of urinary tract infection using microfluidic chips: mathematical modelling and observational study
Managing organisational unitDepartment of Engineering Mathematics
01/08/2006 to 30/04/2017
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Physical Review Fluids
Long-term segmentation-free assessment of head-flagellum movement and intracellular calcium in swimming human sperm
Journal of Cell Science