Graduate Students

Samuel BowieSamuel Bowie (PhD student)

I received my BS degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Mississippi in 2015. I joined CFMS in the fall of 2015 with the focus of my research on using computational methods to investigate cellular mechanics. In my project I examine motion of biological cells in microfluidic channels and develop a  comprehensive mechanistic model of the cell to evaluate cell properties.

Yueyi (Diana) Sun (PhD student)

I received my BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2016. I first joined the lab through undergraduate research program and then decided to continue as a graduate student. My research focuses on the  interdisciplinary area of complex fluids flow and biophysical mechanisms. My current project focuses on blood clots – biological materials composed of a contracting cellular population within a fibrous matrix, which play an important role in wound healing and hemostasis.

Ki Tae WolfKi Tae Wolf (PhD student)

I received my Bachelors degree in Physics from UC Berkeley in 2013. Afterwards, I received my MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. I joined Dr. Alexeev’s group at August 2016. My research focus is on using computational methods to investigate fluid-structure interaction, particularly on biological applications. My current project is on studying the physics of lymphatic valve operation.

Ersan DemirerErsan Demirer (PhD student)

After receiving two MS degrees from the ENSEEIHT (France) and Georgia Tech, I joined CFMS group in the fall of 2017. My research interests are numerical simulations of fluid interactions of biomimetic smart materials.


Fatima ChritFatima Chrit (PhD student)

I received my BS degree in Fluid Mechanics from ENSEEIHT (France) and my MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. I joined Dr Alexeev’s group in the spring of 2018. My research interests focus on the use of lattice Boltzmann method to investigate the relationship between cell mechanical properties and cell behavior in the biological systems.

Undergraduate Students

Hoyean Le Modeling RBC in contracting blood clot
Oluwafikayo Oshinowo Modeling biomimetic swimming using combined internal-external actuation


Former graduate students

Yaroslav Vasyliv (PhD) An adaptive meshfree solver for incompressible flows
Svetoslav Nikolov (PhD) Modeling and application of polymeric microgels
Matthew Ballard (PhD) Magnetically Actuated Microfluidic Mixing and Particle Capture
Peter Yeh (PhD) Fast and efficient locomotion using oscillating flexible plates
Zachary Mills (PhD) Transport Processes in Wavy Walled Channels
Wenbin Mao (PhD) Modeling particle suspensions using lattice Boltzmann method
Hassan Masoud (PhD) Polymer networks: modeling and applications
Alex Kilimnik (MS) Modeling inertial drift of compliant particles
Rajat Ghosh (MS) Designing oscillating cilia for regulating particle motion in microfluidic devices

Former undergraduate students

John Arata Daniel Debruler
Katherine Bischoff Jaclyn Branscomb
Benjamin Bingham Brian Johnston
Basat Aziz Sayeh Ronald Diggs
Katherine Polhemus Tsz (Ethan) Li
Yunji Gu Hong Chen
Tapan Shah Ayuko Morikawa
Monique Chang Samuel Beckworth
Shivam Verma Changxuan Zhao
Osazuwa Edokpolo Puja De
Vontravis Monts Yuanda Li
Camila Sato Won Sup (Michael) Song
Tiago Boavida Wei Zhao
Michael Spadaro Geoffrey Horowitz
Hannah DeSoto Xiaofeng Zhao
Royce Dias

Former visiting students

Carina Semmler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Guangyuan Jin (Jiangnan University, China)