Henry Shum

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Oxford

Email:  ph3shum@uwaterloo.ca

Henry Shum

Telephone: (519) 888-4567 Ext. 49157
Office: MC 6524

Henry Shum is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He obtained his M.Math.Phys. degree from the University of Warwick and completed his D.Phil. in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2012. He held postdoctoral positions at the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and at the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests involve modelling and simulating various microscale fluidic systems, such as locomotion of microorganisms and bio-inspired microrobotic swimmers, and chemical signalling in artificial cells.                                                                             

Research interests

  • Biological fluid dynamics
  • Microorganism motility
  • Chemomechanical coupling

  • Synthetic chemical reaction networks

  • Numerical methods for fluid-structure interactions