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)

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  • Waite, S. J., Zhang, J., Cater, J. E., Waghorn, G. C., Bain, W. E., McEwan, J. C., & Suresh, V. (2019). Development of an in situ procedure to evaluate the reticulo-rumen morphology of sheep selected for divergent methane emissions. Animal, 13 (3), 542-548. 10.1017/S1751731118001854
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cater, Ju Zhang
  • Van Hove, S. C., Storey, J., Adams, C., Dey, K., Geoghegan, P. H., Kabaliuk, N., ... Suresh, V. (2016). An experimental and numerical investigation of CO2 distribution in the upper airways during nasal high flow therapy. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44 (10), 3007-3019. 10.1007/s10439-016-1604-8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cater
  • Waite, S. J., Cater, J. E., Walker, C. G., Amirapu, S., Waghorn, G. C., & Suresh, V. (2016). Passive mechanical properties of ovine rumen tissue. International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science& Mechanics, 17 (3), 156-164. 10.1080/15502287.2015.1082676
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Walker, Satya Amirapu, John Cater
  • Barrett, M. J., & Suresh, V. (2015). Improving estimates of the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen from optical imaging data. NeuroImage, 106, 101-110. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.11.041
  • Nickerson, D. P., Ladd, D., Hussan, J. R., Safaei, S., Suresh, V., Hunter, P. J., & Bradley, C. P. (2015). Using CellML with OpenCMISS to simulate multi-scale physiology. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 210.3389/fbioe.2014.00079
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jagir Hussan, Peter Hunter, Christopher Bradley, David Nickerson, Soroush Safaei
  • Smith, A., Suresh, V., Walker, E., & Ingram, J. (2014). Glucose sensing in enteroendocrine cells. Paper presented at Medical Sciences Congress 2014, Queenstown. 25 August - 27 August 2014. Related URL.
  • Safaei, S., Bradley, C. P., & Suresh, V. (7/7/2014). 1D modelling of blood flow in human vascular network. Poster presented at 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB2014), Boston, U.S.A.. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christopher Bradley, Soroush Safaei
  • Barrett, M. J. P., & Suresh, V. (2013). Extra permeability is required to model dynamic oxygen measurements: Evidence for functional recruitment?. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 33 (9), 1402-1411. 10.1038/jcbfm.2013.74


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 7, Room 711
New Zealand

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