Team Leaders

Ao. Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Harasek

Michael Harasek

is a chemical engineer. His main research topics are separations engineering; membrane technology; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for process engineering applications, modelling of reactive and multiphase systems, transient flows; and experimental fluid dynamics for the validation of CFD and the determination of boundary conditions using Laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), Particle Dynamics Analyzers (PDA), Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and related methods.

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Margit Gföhler

Margit Gföhler

is a mechanical engineer. Her main interest are mechanical phenomena in our body - the mechanics of muscles that are coordinated in most complex ways to move our body segments smoothly, or the (fluid)mechanics in our cardiovascular system that provides nutrients to each of our cells - and her research aims to apply engineering principles to assist or replace body functions in case of impaired functionality due to injury or disease.

Scientific Team members

Yamuna Gföhler

Yamuna Gföhler

studies Environmental Engineering at TU Wien. She supports the team with the assembly of membrane modules, capturing of microscopic images and website maintenance.

DI Matthias Golda

Matthias Golda

studied mechanical engineering-management at TU Wien. He supports the team with his expertise in CAD design as well as manufacturing and assembly of mechanical components.

DI Theresia Baumgartner

Theresia Baumgartner

Finished her master´s degree in Biomedical Engineering at TU Wien in 2021. With her background in chemistry, her research focuses on CFD and PIV to investigate microfluidic conditions inside scaffolds and adapt the structural geometries for optimal condition for cell growth and proliferation.

Seyyed Hossein Monsefi Estakhrposhti

Seyyed Hossein Monsefi Estakhrposhti

studied biomedical Engineering and graduated from POLIMI in 2021. He worked on CFD simulation and validation of the left ventricle with a novel axial pump inside the ventricle. His research focuses on CFD simulations and PIV experiments for applying a novel biomimetic approach to develop a highly efficient hemocompatible membrane structure.

Jing Jing Xu

Jing Jing Xu in front of a wihte background

Graduated in Industrial Bioengineering in 2023 from Università degli Studi di Padova. Interested in biomechanics, biomaterials ad their fabrication processes, she worked with 3D printers for the development of novel scaffolds for bone substitution. Now she supports the team in the experimental parts of the Horizon Europe project Biomembros.

MSc Seyedmohsen Baghaei Oskouei

Mohsen Baghaei in Front of a window

got his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University of Tabriz, Iran in 2015 and continued his studies in Middle East Technical University, Turkey and received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2023. His research areas are experimental and numerical fluid dynamics and heat transfer, fluid-solid interaction and biofluids. He is currently a project assistant in TU Wien working on the HiELuVent project.