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Dr Sirio Orozco-Fuentes

Research Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on computer simulations of non-Newtonian Slippery Liquid Infused Surfaces (SLIPS). I have a PhD in Physics (Complex Systems) from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).

Emergent phenomena, that is, unexpected behaviours that arise from interactions between the different components of a system and its environment have always intrigued me. This research area represents a novel scientific approach that works across different disciplines such as Biology, Ecology or Engineering.

As a Physicist trained under the umbrella of Complex Adaptive Systems, I am interested in fundamental problems which typically involve close collaboration with researchers from other disciplines such as Stem Cell Biology, Bio-engineering and Ecology. I greatly benefit from these interactions, both as a source of interesting problems and as a way to keep in touch with realistic applications. The main areas of my actual and past research are briefly described in the following,

  1. Computational modelling of non-Newtonian slippery liquid infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) using the lattice-Boltzmann algorithm.
  2. Optimisation and computational modelling of human embryonic stem cell (hESCs) colonies using Individual-Based models.
  3.  Mathematical modelling of forests fragmentation and forests diseases.
  4. Mathematical modelling of adult embryonic stem cells (ASCs) in colonic crypts.
  5.  Discrete element simulations (DES) of active particles with applications to bacterial colonies inside microfluidic devices.
  6. Foraging patterns of insects in simple and complex landscapes.
Sirio Orozco-Fuentes

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Statistical Physics, Non-equilibrium statistical physics, Complex Systems, Emergent Phenomena, Complex Fluids, Human embryonic stem cells, Forest Diseases

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Quantification of the morphological characteristics of hESC colonies, Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Wadkin, L., Baggaley, A., Barrio, R., Lako, M., Shukurov, A., Parker, N. Dec 2019, In: Scientific Reports
  • Early warning signals in plant disease outbreaks, Orozco-Fuentes, S., Griffiths, G., Holmes, M., Ettelaie , ., Smith, J., Baggaley, A., Parker, N. 1 Feb 2019, In: Ecological Modelling
  • Correlated random walks of human embryonic stem cells in vitro, Wadkin, L., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Swan, G., Laude, A., Lako, M., Shukurov, A., Parker, N. 13 Jun 2018, In: Physical Biology
  • Seeding hESCs to achieve optimal colony clonality, Wadkin, L., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Bojic, S., Laude, A., Lako, M., Parker, N., Shukurov, A. Dec 2019, In: Scientific Reports
  • The recent advances in the mathematical modelling of human pluripotent stem cells, Wadkin, L., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Lako, M., Shukurov, A., Parker, N. Feb 2020, In: SN Applied Sciences

Qualifications

  • Physics PhD November 14 2014
  • Physics MPhil September 30 2009
  • Physics BSc September 12 2005

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Quantification of the morphological characteristics of hESC colonies, Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Wadkin, L., Baggaley, A., Barrio, R., Lako, M., Shukurov, A., Parker, N. Dec 2019, In: Scientific Reports
  • Early warning signals in plant disease outbreaks, Orozco-Fuentes, S., Griffiths, G., Holmes, M., Ettelaie , ., Smith, J., Baggaley, A., Parker, N. 1 Feb 2019, In: Ecological Modelling
  • Correlated random walks of human embryonic stem cells in vitro, Wadkin, L., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Swan, G., Laude, A., Lako, M., Shukurov, A., Parker, N. 13 Jun 2018, In: Physical Biology
  • Seeding hESCs to achieve optimal colony clonality, Wadkin, L., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Bojic, S., Laude, A., Lako, M., Parker, N., Shukurov, A. Dec 2019, In: Scientific Reports
  • The recent advances in the mathematical modelling of human pluripotent stem cells, Wadkin, L., Orozco-Fuentes, S., Neganova, I., Lako, M., Shukurov, A., Parker, N. Feb 2020, In: SN Applied Sciences


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