Senior Research Software Engineer

Dr. Robin Richardson


As a postdoctoral researcher at University College London he worked on the optimization of HemeLB, a high performance lattice-Boltzmann code for simulations of blood flow, integrating it into a clinical pipeline (CERREBRAL project, Qatar), and overseeing a complex coupling of two instances representing the human arterial and venous trees, with an external heart model (under the EU CompBioMed project). As part of the EU COMPAT project he co-designed the SCEMa material properties prediction model, cyclically coupling Molecular Dynamics simulations to a Finite Element macroscale model, for which he designed a graph based clustering algorithm to drastically reduce the number of MD simulations required. Under the EU VECMA project he led development on the EasyVVUQ python framework for Validation, Verification and Uncertainty Quantification of multiscale applications.

During his PhD at the University of Leeds, he wrote the Fluctuating Finite Element Analysis (FFEA) code, modelling molecular motors involved in the beating of flagella such as sperm tails. He obtained a master’s in Physics from the University of Edinburgh in 2010.

Robin joined the Netherlands eScience Center in February 2020 as Senior Research Software Engineer.

Key Skills

  • Biological Physics
  • Multiscale Modelling
  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallel Programming
  • C++/Python