Previously at KU Leuven, University of Leuven (Belgium) Pinaki has made the move to Sheffield to further expand his research and career.
Pinaki was very aware of both Prof. Damien Lacroix and Prof. Marco Viceconti’s world renowned work, especially as they were well known in Pinaki’s previous group at KU Leuven.
Pinaki’s interests lie in understanding the mechanics of biomedically relevant processes. In his PhD research (2012; Purdue University, USA) he investigated mechanical stress distributions arising from the fluid-structure interaction between the vocal chords and the air passing through the larynx during speech. Pinaki quantified the stresses and his research pointed to clinically measurable phonation modes that can lead to adverse voice health.
We asked Pinaki how he has found settling in the ‘Steel City’, he commented: “Settling into Sheffield could not have been easier for several reasons. Inside the department, the support staff did an excellent job making me aware of what was needed from me well in time, sharing information pro-actively, and helping me administratively get set up very fast indeed.”
He has found life outside the University equally as easy to settle in to, adding: “The townsfolk are super-friendly, and the town itself does not overwhelm the first-time visitor.”
Pinaki found the ‘multi-scale’ aspect of his job title a perfect fit for his research, and is really looking forward to being able to interact and work with the MultiSim research body as a whole.
Concluding: “I expect that this experience will be nothing short of career shaping for me.”
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We are very excited to not only welcome Pinaki to Sheffield but also to the team – we know that he will be an excellent addition to MultiSim.