Dr Yi Sui

Yi Sui

Reader in Fluid Mechanics

School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary University of London


computational modelling of cells in flows, microfluidics cell sorting, real-time AI algorithms

Cancer Models, Cardiovascular Models


I am interested in sorting cells from patient blood that can be used to build complex in-vitro models. I have expertise in computational modelling of flow and mass transport and am interested in using these models to understand and develop microfluidics-based in-vitro models such as organ-chips.

Publications of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models

Publications of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models


Lin T, Wang Z, Wang W and Sui Y (2021). A neural network-based algorithm for high-throughput characterisation of viscoelastic properties of flowing microcapsules. Soft Matter  vol. 17, (15) 4027-4039. 10.1039/d0sm02121k
Lin T, Wang Z, Lu R, Wang W and Sui Y (2021). A high-throughput method to characterize membrane viscosity of flowing microcapsules. Physics of Fluids  vol. 33, (1) 10.1063/5.0031640


Ma J, Wang Z, Young J, Lai JCS, Sui Y and Tian FB (2020). An immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann method for fluid-structure interaction problems involving viscoelastic fluids and complex geometries. Elsevier  Journal of Computational Physics  vol. 415, 10.1016/j.jcp.2020.109487


Wang Z, Sui Y, Wang W, Barthѐs-Biesel D and Salsac A-V (2019). Path Selection of a Spherical Capsule in a Branched Channel. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics  vol. 16, (S2) 42-43. 10.32604/mcb.2019.07148


Wang Z, Sui Y, Salsac AV, Barthès-Biesel D and Wang W (2018). Path selection of a spherical capsule in a microfluidic branched channel: Towards the design of an enrichment device. Journal of Fluid Mechanics  vol. 849, 136-162. 10.1017/jfm.2018.414


Grants of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models
Multiscale Modelling of Dissolutive Wetting
Sui Y
£179,947 European Commission (01-01-2022 - 31-12-2024)
Fluid dynamics of deformable capsules enclosed in a microdroplet
Sui Y
£12,000 Royal Society (06-12-2021 - 05-12-2023)

Dynamics of microcapsules in inertial two-phase flows
Sui Y
£103,316 Royal Society (01-03-2020 - 28-02-2022)
Margination of microcapsules in small arteries
Sui Y
EUR200,000 European Commission (06-08-2015 - 05-08-2018)