Prof Yi Sui

Yi Sui

Professor 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, in-vitro models for drug delivery

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


Sun C, Dong Y, Wei J, Cai M, Liang D, Fu Y, Zhou Y, Sui Y, Wu F, Mikhaylov R, Wang H, Fan F, Xie Z, Stringer M, Yang Z, Wu Z, Tian L and Yang X (2022). Acoustically accelerated neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cells. Acta Biomaterialia  vol. 151, 333-345. 10.1016/j.actbio.2022.07.041
Shen Y, Kang F, Cheng Y, Zhang K and Sui Y (2022). Numerical and theoretical analysis of fast evaporating sessile droplets with coupled fields. International Journal of Thermal Sciences  vol. 172, 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2021.107284


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


Shen Y, Cheng Y, Xu J, Zhang K and Sui Y (2020). Theoretical Analysis of a Sessile Evaporating Droplet on a Curved Substrate with an Interfacial Cooling Effect. American Chemical Society  Langmuir: The Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids  10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00850
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/


Wang F, Contò FP, Naz N, Castrejón-Pita JR, Castrejón-Pita AA, Bailey CG, Wang W, Feng JJ and Sui Y (2019). A fate-alternating transitional regime in contracting liquid filaments. Journal of Fluid Mechanics  vol. 860, 640-653. 10.1017/jfm.2018.855
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


Xu YQ, Jiang YQ, Wu J, Sui Y and Tian FB (2018). Benchmark numerical solutions for two-dimensional fluid–structure interaction involving large displacements with the deforming-spatial-domain/stabilized space–time and immersed boundary–lattice Boltzmann methods. Proceedings of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science  vol. 232, (14) 2500-2514. 10.1177/0954406217723942
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
Cheng Y, Wang F, Xu J, Liu D and Sui Y (2018). Numerical investigation of droplet spreading and heat transfer on hot substrates. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer  vol. 121, 402-411. 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.01.026


Yuan QZ, SUI Y, Jiang JH and Zhao YP (2017). Dynamics of Dissolutive Wetting: A Molecular Dynamics Study. American Chemical Society  Langmuir  10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01154


Wang Z, Sui Y, Salsac AV, Barthès-Biesel D and Wang W (2016). Motion of a spherical capsule in branched tube flow with finite inertia. Journal of Fluid Mechanics  vol. 806, 603-626. 10.1017/jfm.2016.603
Tian F-B, Sui Y, Zhu L, Shu C and Sung HJ (2016). Computational Methods and Models in Circulatory and Reproductive Systems. Hindawi  Comput Math Methods Med  vol. 2016, 9028409-9028409. 10.1155/2016/9028409
Tian F-B, Wang W, Wu J and Sui Y (2016). Swimming performance and vorticity structures of a mother-calf pair of fish. Computers & Fluids  vol. 124, 1-11. 10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.10.006


Wang Q, Liu W, Zhang AM and Sui Y (2015). Bubble dynamics in a compressible liquid in contact with a rigid boundary. Interface Focus  vol. 5, (5) 10.1098/rsfs.2015.0048
Sui Y and Spelt PDM (2015). Non-isothermal droplet spreading/dewetting and its reversal. Journal of Fluid Mechanics  vol. 776, 74-95. 10.1017/jfm.2015.313
Cheng YP, Xu JL and Sui Y (2015). Numerical study on drag reduction and heat transfer enhancement in microchannels with superhydrophobic surfaces for electronic cooling., Editors: Xu . Applied Thermal Engineering  10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.10.058


SUI Y (2014). Moving towards the cold region or the hot region? Thermocapillary migration of a droplet attached on a horizontal substrate. Physics of Fluids  vol. 26, 10.1063/1.4894077
Sui Y, Ding H and Spelt PDM (2014). Numerical Simulations of Flows with Moving Contact Lines. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Vol 46  vol. 46, 97-119. 10.1146/annurev-fluid-010313-141338

Grants of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models

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)