The Biofluidslab team in front of a TU building


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

Dr. techn. Bahram Haddadi Sisakht

Bahram Haddadi Sisakht

is a chemical engineer and experimental and numerical fluid dynamist graduated from TU Wien (Austria). He supports the BioFluidsLab team by development of fluid simulation software and measurement methods for medical applications.

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 Markus Pekovits

Markus Pekovits

is a biomedical engineer, he graduated from TU Wien in 2020. With his background in mechatronics, he supports the team in the design and construction of experimental equipment. His main scope of research is the fabrication of polymeric hollow fiber membranes as used in state of the art medical assist devices.

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.