Chancellors Fellow
University of Edinburgh
2016 Cruciblist


Timm Krueger is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and was part of the 2016 cohort of Scottish Cruciblists. Timm’s research involves the modelling and simulation of complex fluids, for example emulsions, suspensions of deformable particles or red blood cells in microfluidic devices. He is also interested in the development of the lattice-Boltzmann method.

Being a physicist by education, Timm wrote his diploma thesis about a problem in cosmology at Heidelberg University in Germany. During that year, he realised that he wanted to turn his attention to more applied problems (solving Einstein’s field equations in the presence of additional scalar fields is hardly of relevance in daily life). His ambition was to start a PhD project in medical imaging, but he could not find any suitable openings. Therefore, he ended up in the field of soft matter. This was probably one of the best decisions of his life. Timm investigated blood flow via computer simulations at the Max-Planck-Institut in Dusseldorf and received his PhD from Bochum University in late 2011.

Afterwards, Timm continued working in this field during two postdocs in Eindhoven and at UCL. Before Timm’s postdoc in London was over, he was awarded a prestigious  Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh in 2013. Timm now works in different fields as well, for example particle separation and sorting in microfluidics and multi-phase flows. Timm is particularly proud of a German physics textbook that he has written with five colleagues during his postdoc years. Recently, Timm has developed a strong interest in the psychology of learning and personal development.

For more information on Timm, see his website.

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