Lacassagne, N. Cagney  and S. Balabani. Shear-thinning mediation of elasto-inertial Taylor-Couette flow, J. Fluid Mech. (2021) accepted

Ma, H. Zhao, E.A. Galan, and S.Balabani (2021) Modulating Flow Topology in Microdroplets to Control Reaction Kinetics, Adv. Biology, 5, 2000309,


Lacassagne, N. Cagney, J.J.J. Gillissen, S. Balabani (2020). Vortex merging and splitting: a route to elasto-inertial turbulence in Taylor-Couette flow, Phys. Rev. Fluids 5, 113303.

Papadopoulou, A., Gillissen, J. J., Wilson, H. J., Tiwari, M. K., & Balabani, S. (2020) Effect of particle specific surface area on the rheology of non-Brownian silica suspensions, Materials (invited paper) 13(20),4628;

Bonfanti, M. Franzetti, G., Homer-Vanniasinkam, S. Diaz-Zuccarini, V., Balabani, S. (2020) A combined in vivo, in vitro, in silico approach for patient-specific haemodynamic studies of aortic dissection, Annals Biomedical Engineering,  48, 2950–2964.

Cagney, T. Lacassagne and S Balabani (2020) Taylor-Couette flow of polymer solutions with shear-thinning and viscoelastic rheology, J Fluid Mechanics, vol. 905, A28.

J.J. Gillissen, N. Cagney, T. Lacassagne, A. Papadopoulou, S. Balabani, and H. J. Wilson (2020) Taylor-Couette instability in disk suspensions: Experimental observation and theory, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 5, 083302 (2020);

Pasias, D., Passos, A., Constantinides, G., Balabani, S. and Kaliviotis, E. (2020) Surface tension driven flow of blood in a rectangular microfluidic channel: effect of erythrocyte aggregation. Physics of Fluids,  32, 071903 (2020) Editor’s pick.

Papadopoulou, A., Gillissen, J. J., Wilson, H. J., Tiwari, M. K., & Balabani, S. (2020). On the shear thinning of non-Brownian suspensions: friction or adhesion?. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 104298. doi:10.1016/j.jnnfm.2020.104298

Quaresma, J. N. N., da Cruz, C. C. S., Cagney, N., Cotta, R. M., & Balabani, S. (2020). Effect of mixed convection on laminar vortex breakdown in a cylindrical enclosure with a rotating bottom plate. International Journal of Thermal Sciences. 106399, ISSN 1290-0729. doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2020.106399.

Gillissen, J., Papadopoulou, A., Balabani, S., Tiwari, M., & Wilson, H. (2020). Suspension rheology of adhesive particles at high shear-rates. Physical Review Fluids, 5, 053302.

Zhang, S., Cagney, N., Lacassagne, T., Balabani, S., Naveira-Cotta, C. P., & Tiwari, M. K. (2020). Mixing in flows past confined microfluidic cylinders: effects of pin and fluid interface offsetting. Chemical Engineering Journal, 125358. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.125358

Costa J.M., Pontes P.C., Naveira-Cotta C.P., Tiwari M.K., Balabani S., Cotta R.M. (2020) Hybrid Approach in Microscale Transport Phenomena: Application to Biodiesel Synthesis in Micro-reactors. In: Gupta A., De A., Aggarwal S., Kushari A., Runchal A. (eds) Innovations in Sustainable Energy and Cleaner Environment. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Singapore,DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-9012-8_20


Giacomo Annio, Gaia Franzetti, Mirko Bonfanti, Antonio Gallarello, Andrea Palombi, Elena De Momi, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Helge Wurdemann, Victor Tsang, Vanessa Diaz-Zuccarini, Ryo Torii, Stavroula Balabani, Gaetano Burriesci (2020), Low Cost Fabrication of PVA Based Personalized Vascular Phantoms for in Vitro Haemodynamic Studies: Three Applications, ASME J. Med. Diagnostics (accepted manuscript),

Vardakis JC, Bonfanti M, Franzetti G, Guo L, Lassila T, Mitolo M., De Vila MH, Greenwood JP, Maritati G, Chou D, Taylor ZA, Venneri A, Homer-Vanniasinkam S, Balabani S, Frangi AF, Ventikos Y, Díaz-Zuccarini V (2019), Highly Integrated Workflows for Exploring Cardiovascular Conditions: Exemplars of Precision Medicine in Alzheimer’s Disease and Aortic Dissection, Morphologie, 103(343):148-160. doi:10.1016/j.morpho.2019.10.045

Franzetti, G., Diaz-Zuccarini, V., and Balabani, S., 2019, Design of an in Vitro Mock Circulatory Loop to Reproduce Patient-Specific Vascular Conditions: Towards Precision MedicineASME J. Med. Diagnostics.,2(4): 041004.

Zhang, S., Cagney, N., Balabani, S., Naveira-Cotta, C. P., & Tiwari, M. (2019). Probing vortex-shedding at high frequencies in flows past confined microfluidic cylinders using high-speed microscale particle image velocimetry. Physics of Fluids. (Featured Article) doi:10.1063/1.5111817

Passos, A., Sherwood, J. M., Kaliviotis, E., Agrawal, R., Pavesio, C., & Balabani, S.(2019). The effect of deformability on the microscale flow behavior of red blood cell suspensions. Physics of Fluids, 31(9), 091903. doi:10.1063/1.5111189

Gómez Bardón, R., Passos, A., Piergiovanni, M., Balabani, S., Pennati, G., & Dubini, G. (2019). Haematocrit heterogeneity in blood flows past microfluidic models of oxygenating fibre bundles. Medical Engineering and Physics. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2019.07.012

Ngoepe, M., Passos, A., Balabani, S., King, J., Lynn, A., Moodley, J., . . . Franz, T. (2019). A Preliminary Computational Investigation Into the Flow of PEG in Rat Myocardial Tissue for Regenerative Therapy. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 6, 14 pages. doi:10.3389/fcvm.2019.00104

Cotta, R. M., Lisboa, K. M., Curi, M. F., Balabani, S., Quaresma, J. N. N., Perez-Guerrero, J. S., . . . Amorim, N. S. (2019). A review of hybrid integral transform solutions in fluid flow problems with heat or mass transfer and under Navier-Stokes equations formulation. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, 76(2), 60-87. doi:10.1080/10407790.2019.1642715

Bonfanti, M., Franzetti, G., Maritati, G., Homer-Vanniasinkam, S., Balabani, S., & Díaz-Zuccarini, V. (2019). Patient-specific haemodynamic simulations of complex aortic dissections informed by commonly available clinical datasets. Medical Engineering and Physics. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2019.06.012

Cagney, N., & Balabani, S. (2019). Taylor-Couette flow of shear-thinning fluids. Physics of Fluids, 31(5). (Featured Articledoi:10.1063/1.5088143

Cagney, N., & Balabani, S. (2019). Influence of Shear‐Thinning Rheology on the Mixing Dynamics in Taylor‐Couette Flow. Chemical Engineering and Technology.(Editor’s  Choice 9 August 2019), doi:10.1002/ceat.201900015

Cagney, N., & Balabani, S. (2019). The role of the separation point in streamwise vortex-induced vibrations. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 86, 316-328. doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2019.02.020

König, C. S., Balabani, S., Hackett, G. I., Strange, R. C., & Ramachandran, S. (2019). Testosterone Therapy: An Assessment of the Clinical Consequences of Changes in Hematocrit and Blood Flow Characteristics.  Sexual Medicine Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.sxmr.2019.01.003


Diaz-Zuccarini, V., Bonfanti, M., Franzetti, G., & Balabani, S. (2018). Virtual TEVAR: Overcoming the Roadblocks of In-Silico Tools for Aortic Dissection Treatment. Theranostics , 8(22), 6384-6385. doi:10.7150/thno.30753

Bonfanti M, Balabani S,Alimohammadi, M.. Agu, O.Homer-Vanniasinkam S, Dıaz-Zuccarini V. (2018) A simplified method to account for wall motion in patient-specific blood flow simulations of Aortic Dissection: comparison with Fluid-Structure Interaction, Medical Engineering and Physics, 58, 72–79,

Thore M. Bücking, Pim J. van den Berg, Stavroula Balabani, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Paul C. Beard, Joanna Brunker, “Processing methods for photoacoustic Doppler flowmetry with a clinical ultrasound scanner,” J. Biomed. Opt. 23(2), 026009 (2018), doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.23.2.026009. 

Qiqing Chen, Andreas Passos, Stavroula Balabani, Alexandru Chivu, Shudong Zhao, Helena S. Azevedo, Peter Butler, Wenhui Song (2018),Semi-interpenetrating network hyaluronic acid microgel delivery systems in micro-flowJournal of Colloid and Interface Science 519 (2018) 174–185,

Kaliviotis, E., Sherwood, J. M. and Balabani, S. (2018).Local viscosity distribution in bifurcating microfluidic blood flowsPhysics of Fluids 30, 030706 (2018);


Kaliviotis, E., Passias, D., Sherwood, J. M. and Balabani, S. (2017). Red blood cell aggregate flux in a bifurcating microchannel, Medical Engineering and

Kaliviotis, E., Sherwood, J. M. and Balabani, S. (2017). Partitioning of red blood cell aggregates in bifurcating microscale flows, Scientific Reports, 7:44563, DOI: 10.1038/srep44563.

Cagney, N. · Zhang, T. , Bransgrove, ·R., Allen, M. J. and Balabani, S. (2017). Effects of cell motility and morphology on the rheology of algae suspensions, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, doi:10.1007/s10811-016-1033-y.


Cagney, N. T. and Balabani, S. (2016). Lagrangian structures and mixing in the wake of a streamwise oscillating cylinder. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 28, 045107. doi:10.1063/1.4945784

Cagney, N. and Balabani, S. (2016). Fluid forces acting on a cylinder undergoing streamwise vortex-induced vibrations. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, 62, 147-155. doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2016.01.007; Most downloaded paper in  in JFS in 2016.

Kaliviotis, E., Dusting, J., Sherwood, J. M. and Balabani, S. (2016). Quantifying local characteristics of velocity, aggregation and hematocrit of human erythrocytes in a microchannel flow. CLINICAL HEMORHEOLOGY AND MICROCIRCULATION, 63(2), 123-148. doi:10.3233/CH-151980

Agrawal, R., Sherwood, J., Chhablani, J., Ricchariya, A., Kim, S., Jones, P. H., Balabani, S., Shima, D. (2016). Red blood cells in retinal vascular disorders. BLOOD CELLS MOLECULES AND DISEASES, 56(1), 53-61. doi:10.1016/j.bcmd.2015.10.003

Koenig, C. S. and Balabani, S. (2016). Special Issue “Micro and Nano Flows 2014 (MNF2014) – Biomedical Stream“. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 38(1), 1. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2015.11.008


Alimohammadi, M., Sherwood, J. M., Karimpour, M., Agu, O., Balabani, S. and Diaz-Zuccarini, V. (2015). Aortic dissection simulation models for clinical support: fluid-structure interaction vs. rigid wall models. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, 14, 14:34. doi:10.1186/s12938-015-0032-6

Thomas, S. F., Rooks, P., Rudin, F., Cagney, N., Balabani, S., Atkinson, S., . . . Allen, M. J. (2015). Swirl flow bioreactor containing dendritic copper-containing alginate beads: A potential rapid method for the eradication of Escherichia coli from waste water streams. JOURNAL OF WATER PROCESS ENGINEERING, 5, 6-14. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2014.10.010

Ma, S., Huck, W. T. S. and Balabani, S. (2015). Deformation of double emulsions under conditions of flow cytometry hydrodynamic focusing. LAB ON A CHIP, 15(22), 4291-4301. doi:10.1039/c5lc00693g

Alimohammadi, M., Pichardo-Almarza, C., Di Tomaso, G., Balabani, S., Agu, O., & Diaz-Zuccarini, V. (2015). Predicting atherosclerotic plaque location in an iliac bifurcation using a hybrid CFD/biomechanical approach. LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9044, 594-606.

Ma, S., Sherwood, J. M., Huck, W. T. S. and Balabani, S. (2015). The microenvironment of double emulsions in rectangular microchannels. LAB ON A CHIP, 15(10), 2327-2334. doi:10.1039/c5lc00346f


Cagney, N. and Balabani, S. (2014). Streamwise vortex-induced vibrations of cylinders with one and two degrees-of-freedom. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, 758, 702-727. doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.521

Sherwood, J. M., Holmes, D., Kaliviotis, E. and Balabani, S. (2014). Spatial Distributions of red blood cells significantly alter local haemodynamics. PLOS ONE, 9(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100473

Alimohammadi., M., Bhattacharya., Seshadhri, S., Penrose, J., Agu, O., Balabani, S., & Diaz, V. A. (2014). Evaluation of the hemodynamic effectiveness of aortic dissection treatments via virtual stenting. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS. doi:10.5301/ijao.5000310

Sherwood, J. M., Kaliviotis, E., Dusting, J. and Balabani, S. (2014). Hematocrit, viscosity and velocity distributions of aggregating and non-aggregating blood in a bifurcating microchannel. BIOMECHANICS AND MODELING IN MECHANOBIOLOGY, 13(2), 259-273. doi:10.1007/s10237-012-0449-9

Ma, S., Sherwood, J. M., Huck, W. T. S. and Balabani, S. (2014). On the flow topology inside droplets moving in rectangular microchannels. LAB ON A CHIP, 14(18), 3611-3620. doi:10.1039/c4lc00671b

Alimohammadi, M., Agu, O., Balabani, S. and Díaz-Zuccarini, V. (2014). Development of a patient-specific simulation tool to analyse aortic dissections: assessment of mixed patient-specific flow and pressure boundary conditions.. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 36(3), 275-284. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.11.003


Cagney, N. and Balabani, S. (2013). Mode competition in streamwise-only vortex induced vibrations. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, 41, 156-165. doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2013.02.009

Cagney, N. and Balabani, S. (2013). On multiple manifestations of the second response branch in streamwise vortex-induced vibrations. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 25, 075110, doi:10.1063/1.4816293

Cagney, N. and Balabani, S. (2013). Wake modes of a cylinder undergoing free streamwise vortex-induced vibrations. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, 38, 127-145. doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2012.12.004; Top25 Hottest article in 2013: 08899746/ archive/46


Sherwood, J. M., Dusting, J., Kaliviotis, E. and Balabani, S. (2012). The effect of red blood cell aggregation on velocity and cell-depleted layer characteristics of blood in a bifurcating microchannel. BIOMICROFLUIDICS, 6, 024119 doi:10.1063/1.4717755.

Kaliviotis, E., Dusting, J. and Balabani, S. (2011). Spatial variation of blood viscosity: Modelling using shear fields measured by a m PIV based technique. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 33(7), 824-831. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2010.09.004

Webster, G. T., Dusting, J., Balabani, S. and Blanch, E. W. (2011). Detecting the early onset of shear-induced fibril formation of insulin in situ. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 115(11), 2617-2626. doi:10.1021/jp110367t

Imomoh, E., Dusting, J. and Balabani, S. (2010). On the quasiperiodic state in a moderate aspect ratio Taylor-Couette flow. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 22, 044103. doi:10.1063/1.3407665

Ashton, L., Dusting, J., Imomoh, E., Balabani, S. and Blanch, E. W. (2010). Susceptibility of different proteins to flow-induced conformational changes monitored with Raman Spectroscopy. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 98(4), 707-714. doi:10.1016/bpj.2009.10.010

Dusting, J., Kaliviotis, E., Balabani, S. and Yianneskis, M. (2009). Coupled human erythrocyte velocity field and aggregation measurements at physiological haematocrit levels. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 42(10), 1438-1443. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2009.04.004

Dusting, J. and Balabani, S. (2009). Mixing in a Taylor-Couette reactor in the non-wavy flow regime. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 64(13), 3103-3111. doi:10.1016/j.ces.2009.03.046

Ashton, L., Dusting, J., Imomoh, E., Balabani, S. and Blanch, E. W. (2009). Shear-induced unfolding of lysozyme monitored in situ. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 96(10), 4231-4236. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.02.024