Paola Alpresa-Gutierrez
Ph.D. Student
+44 (0)20 7594 5108
Room E256, ACE Extension

I obtained my MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2007. Right after, and motivated to delve into certain scientific aspects of my degree, I specialised in Computation-Theory Astrophysics at Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias, where I happily graduted as the best student record in the year 2009. Having always in mind to become a lecture, I have worked as a predoctoral researcher at the Department of Theoretical Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at the Fluid Mechanic Department of Universidad de Sevilla.

Finally, I joined Imperial College London in June 2013 as a PhD Student sponsored by Becas Talentia (Junta de Andalucía-Spain studentship).
Current research
My main research interest is the study of fluid behavior from an analytical and a numerical point of view, and its applications to bioengineering problems. My current research focuses in the characterisation of the wall shear stress (WSS) patters developed at the cell culture plates under the influence of an orbital shaker motion. The results aim to correlate the WSS vector distribution with the effects observed at the endothelial cells chronologically subjected to those viscosity forces.