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Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Institution fo Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)


Dr Patrick Geoghegan joined Aston University in 2017 as a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering. He currently teaches Biomedical Engineering Project 1 and Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis for Biomedical Engineers in year 3. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMEchE) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Dr Geoghegan did a Masters of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He then completed his PhD in Mechancical Engineering, specialising in Biofluids at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Following this he did post-doctoral research at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (Forensic Service Centre), New Zealand and then at the University of Canterbury.

Dr Geoghegan’s research focus is in two main areas. Firstly, in the field of biofluids, where he uses his expertise in experimental biofluid mechanics to simulate complex medical problems. He complements this with a knowledge of computational fluid dynamics.  His second focus is in forensics. He has expertise in Blood stain pattern analysis and knife crime investigation.

Research Interests

Experimental Fluid Dynamics

Particle Image Velocimentry (PIV)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Cardiovascular Diseases

Respiratory Diseases

Forensic Engineering

Bloodspatter Analysis

Knife Crime

Building Aerodynamics

Vehicle Aerodynamics

Teaching Activity

Project 1 (BE1PR1)

CFD and FEA for Biomedical Engineers (BE3CFD)

BEng Research Projects

MEng Research Projects


Chartered Engineer (CEng) 2018

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2018

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (PGCert) 2018

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury New Zealand 2013

Masters of Engineering (Meng) First Class in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland 2007

Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 5452   

Email: p.geoghegan@aston.ac.uk

Room number: MB555

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Research Output

Evaluation of a Desktop 3D Printed Rigid Refractive-Indexed-Matched Flow Phantom for PIV Measurements on Cerebral Aneurysms

Ho, W. H., Tshimanga, I. J., Ngoepe, M. N., Jermy, M. C. & Geoghegan, P. H., 1 Feb 2020, In : Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 11, 1, p. 14-23 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Vacuous standards – Subversion of the OSAC standards-development process

    Morrison, G. S., Neumann, C. & Geoghegan, P. H., 30 Jun 2020, In : Forensic Science International: Synergy. 2, p. 206-209 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • A Novel Fabrication Method for Compliant Silicone Phantoms of Arterial Geometry for Use in Particle Image Velocimetry of Haemodynamics

    Yazdi, S. G., Huetter, L., Docherty, P. D., Williamson, P. N., Clucas, D., Jermy, M. & Geoghegan, P. H., 11 Sep 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 18, 3811.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • PIV Analysis of Stented Haemodynamics in the Descending Aorta

    Williamson, P., Docherty, P. D., Yazdi, S. G., Jermy, M., Khanafer, A., Kabaliuk, N. & Geoghegan, P., 7 Oct 2019, 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). IEEE, (2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • A response to Marquis et al (2017) What is the error margin of your signature analysis?

    Morrison, G. S., Ballentyne, K. & Geoghegan, P., 14 Mar 2018, In : Forensic Science International. 287, p. e11-e12 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter, comment or opinion

    Open Access