Dr Simon Harrison

Simon is a Senior Research Scientist in CSIRO Data61’s Natural Systems Modelling group who combines Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and Discrete Element Model (DEM) simulations of fluid and solid dynamics with musculoskeletal models of the body to study food digestion, performance, injury, and health.

The team of Paul Cleary, Matthew Sinnott, and Simon have built novel 3D physics-based models of food ingestion and mastication, gastric mixing and emptying, and intestinal transport, and have applied these models to research questions in the areas of food reformulation and GI tract performance. Simon holds a B Eng (Mech), a B Sci (Chem), and a PhD (Biomechanical Engineering) from the University of Western Australia.

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