Kartik Jain, Assistant Professor of Biofluid Dynamics,
Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering,
University of Twente,
The Netherlands
E-mail: k.jain@utwente.nl

Computational Physiology Research at the University of Twente

Computational Phy(∅)siology research group at the University of Twente is embedded within the Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) chair. The Co∅ group develops computational models of various physiologic problems, in particular various types of physiologic flows.

I am Assistant Professor of Biofluid Dynamics at the University of Twente. I lead the activities within the Co∅ team, and am working on the growth of research in this direction. After my bachelors in Control engineering in India, I worked as a software developer for some time in India. After that I moved to the RWTH Aachen University in Germany where I acquired my masters degree in mechanical engineering with a specialisation in Simulation Sciences. During my master studies I worked as a student assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Sabine Roller and wrote my master thesis in the direction of thrombosis modeling using Lattice Boltzmann methods. Upon completion of my masters I moved with Prof. Roller to work as a researcher at the University of Siegen in Germany and obtained a doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) under her supervision. During my PhD studies I collaborated closely with Prof. Kent-Andre Mardal and published several articles with him. My doctoral dissertation explored and characterized transition to turbulence in biofluid applications like blood flow in intracranial aneurysms and cerebrospinal fluid flow in the spinal canal.

After I got my Dr.-Ing. degree I accepted the offer to work as a Postdoc at the Institute of Physiology of the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where my research focused on computational modeling of renal hemodynamics and renal hypoxia within the Swiss national center of competence in research NCCR Kidney.CH. After two years of postdoc I returned to Germany to work as a senior scientist at the Institute for Computational Physics of the University of Stuttgart with Prof. Christian Holm. In Stuttgart my research focused on the modeling of bacterial dynamics and biofilm lifecycle in confined geometries within the DFG collaborative research center SFB1313.

Brief Vita

  1. 09-2019 -- Present: Assistant Professor of Biofluid Dynamics, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  2. 08-2018 -- 08-2019: Senior Scientist, Institute for Computational Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  3. 08-2016 -- 07-2018: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  4. 02-2013 -- 07-2016: Research Scientist, University of Siegen, Germany