Andrew Comerford
Marie Curie Career Integration Research Fellow
+44 (0)20 7594 5129
Roderic Hill, Room 363

Research interests
Research topics:

Transport in arterial porous media:


Permeability constitutive modelling of arterial porous media:


Arterial mass transport of low diffusion coefficient molecules
Respiratory fluid mechanics
Confocal microscopy imaging for numerical simulations
Spectral/hp element methods with a focus on low energy basis preconditioning.

2015 (submitted)
Gholami B, Comerford A, Ellero M. A validated SPH framework for modelling leukocyte adhesion to the endothelium: the role of haemodynamics and endothelial binding kinetics, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology.

Bates A. J, Cetto R, Doorly D. J, Tolley N. S, Comerford A. Constriction and curvature: the effect of goitres on flow in the human trachea. Physics of Fluids. 
Comerford A, Chooi K.Y, Nowak M, Weinberg P.D, Sherwin S.J. (2014). A combined numerical and experimental framework for determining permeability properties of the arterial media. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, DOI:10.1007/s10237-014-0604-6. 

Yoshihara L, Coroneo M, Comerford A, Bauer G, Kloppel T, Wall W.A. (2014). A combined fluid-structure interaction and multi-field scalar transport model for simulating mass transport in biomechanics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in EngineeringDOI: 10.1002/nme.4735.
Ismail M, Gravemeier V, Comerford A, Wall W.A. (2013). A stable approach for coupling multidimensional cardiovascular and pulmonary networks based on a novel pressure-flowrate or pressure-only Neumann boundary condition formulationInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2611.

Gholami B, Comerford A, Ellero M. (2013) A multiscale SPH particle model of the near-wall dynamics of leukocytes in flowInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2591.

Ismail M, Comerford A, Wall W.A. (2013). Coupled and reduced dimensional modelling of respiratory mechanics during spontaneous breathing. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2577.
Comerford A, Gravemeier V, Wall W.A. (2012). Numerical simulation of turbulent pulsatile flow in the pulmonary airways using an algebraic variational multiscale-multigrid method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in FluidsDOI:10.1002/fld.3704.

Gravemeier, V. Comerford, A. Yoshihara, L. Ismail, M. Wall, W.A. (2012). A novel formulation for Neumann inflow boundary conditions in biomechanics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.  DOI: 10.1002/cnm.1490.
Comerford, A. Förster, C. Wall, W.A. (2010). Structured tree impedance outflow boundary conditions for 3D lung simulations. Journal of Biomechanical EngineeringDOI: 10.1115/1.4001679.

Comerford, A. Bauer, G. Wall, W.A. (2010). Nanoparticle transport in a realistic model of the tracheobronchial region. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. DOI: 10.1002/cnm.1390.

Wall, W.A. Wiechert, L. Comerford, A. and Rausch, S. (2010). Towards a comprehensive computational model for the respiratory system. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. DOI: 10.1002/cnm.1378.

Küttler, U. Gee, M. W. Förster, C. Comerford, A. and Wall, W.A. (2010). Coupling strategies for biomedical fluid-structure interaction problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering DOI: 10.1002/cnm.1281.

Imai, Y. Sato, K. Ishikawa, T. Comerford, A. David, T. and Yamaguchi, T. (2010). ATP transport in saccular cerebral aneurysms at arterial bends. Annals of Biomedical Engineering DOI: 10.1007/s10439-009-9864-1.
Wiechert, L. Rabczuk, T. Comerford, A. Metzke, R and Wall, W. A. (2008) Towards stresses and strains in the respiratory system. ESAIM: Proceedings.DOI: 10.1051/proc:082307

Comerford, A. David, T. (2008). Computer model of nucleotide transport in a realistic porcine aortic trifurcation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering.DOI: 10.1007/s10439-008-9493-0.

Comerford, A. Plank, M. J. David, T. (2008). Endothelial nitric oxide synthase and calcium production in arterial geometries: an integrated fluid mechanics/cell model. Journal of Biomechanical EngineeringDOI: 10.1115/1.2838026.
Comerford, A. David, T. and Plank, M. J. (2006). Effects of arterial bifurcation geome- try on nucleotide concentration at the endothelium. Annals of Biomedical EngineeringDOI: 10.1007/s10439-005-9046-8.

Plank, M. J. Comerford, A. David, T. and Wall, D. J. N. (2006). Concentration of blood- borne agonists at the endothelium. Proceedings of the Royal Society ADOI: 10.1098/rspa.2005.1591.
Books and Proceedings
Comerford, A. Rausch, S. Wiechert, L. Gee, M.W. Wall, W.A. (2010). Computational modeling of the respiratory system for improvement of mechanical ventilation strategies, High Performance Computing in Science and EngineeringGarching/Munich 2009 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13872-0_23

Wall, W. A. Wiechert, L. Comerford, A. and Rausch, S. (2009). Computational modelling of the respiratory system. IACM expressions. No. 25, 32–36.

Wall, W.A. Wiechert, L., Comerford, A., Rausch, S., Gee, M.W., Maier, A. (2009). Towards clinical impact through computational biomechanics. Proceedings of the 2nd South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics. Rhodes, Greece.
Plank, M. J. Comerford, A. Wall, D. J. N. and David, T. (2007). Modelling the early stages of atherosclerosis. Mathematical modelling of biological systems, volume I. Deutsch, A., Brusch, L., Byrne, H., de Vries, G. and Herzel, H. P. (eds.), Birkhuser, Boston. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-8176-4558-8_23
Plank, M. J. Comerford, A. David, T. and Wall, D. J. N. (2005). Modelling the localisation of cardiovascular disease. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, 1B1-01. Singapore.