Emily E. Riley


  • 2013-present: PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-2013: BSc and MPhys in Theoretical Physics, University of Leeds


Emily is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the Biological Physics and Mechanics research group. She studies the motion of micro-swimmers at low Reynolds number with particular interest in how this motion changes when immersed in more biologically relevant non-Newtonian fluids. She has studied micro-swimmers both viscoelastic and shear thinning fluid models.

Emily previoiusly worked with Peter Olmsted in the Soft Matter Department in the University of Leeds studying the bending of polar helices at interfaces.