Dr Vinod Ammathi Suresh

BTech IIT Chennai, MS PhD Stan.


Vinod Suresh graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai (formerly known as Madras). His doctoral research in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University examined the effects of surface tension and electrical forces on flows in microfluidic devices.

As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Vinod developed fluid dynamics models of surfactant delivery and liquid ventilation gas exchange in the lungs. His later postdoctoral work at the University of California, Irvine, focused on studying nitric oxide transport and metabolism in the lungs using cell culture systems and mathematical modelling.

Vinod's affiliations are

Research | Current

Vinod's research focuses on the study of biotransport phenomena at scales ranging from the cellular to whole organism level. Current areas of interest are fluid transport in lung epithelium, neurovascular coupling, cardiovascular models for pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, satiety signalling in the intestines and the rumen mechanics in sheep and cows.

His projects combine mathematical, computational and empirical approaches to iteratively build, test and improve models. Techniques used in his work include cell culture and molecular biological experimentation, lumped parameter modelling and finite element modelling.

Ongoing projects include:

Teaching | Current

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Science


Postgraduate supervision


  1. Matthew Barrett, PhD, (2014) Modelling Blood Flow and Oxygen Transport in the Active Brain
  2. Soroush Safaei, PhD (2015) Simulating Blood Flow in an Anatomical Arterial Network

Areas of expertise

  • biofluid mechanics
  • epithelial transport
  • cell signalling
  • computational physiology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 7, Room 711
New Zealand

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