Dr Tom Montenegro-Johnson PhD

Dr Thomas Montenegro-Johnson

School of Mathematics
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

School of Mathematics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Tom is a mathematical biologist, specialising in low Reynolds number biofluiddynamics and artificial microscale propulsion.

Tom enjoys interdisciplinary research in collaboration with biologists and experimental fluid dynamicists from around the world. For a full list of publications, please see Google Scholar.


  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Birmingham 2013
  • MPhil in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge 2010
  • BA in Mathematics, University of Cambridge 2008


Tom joined St John’s college Cambridge in 2005 to study mathematics. He then went on to an MPhil in Earth Sciences at the BP institute, Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Colm Caulfield. He submitted his PhD on Microscopic Swimming in Biological Fluids in December 2012, under the supervision of Professor John Blake and Dr David Smith at the University of Birmingham. He then began a year-long postdoc with Dr Smith on elastohydrodynamic modelling, and in January 2014 he joined Dr Eric Lauga’s group in DAMTP at the University of Cambridge. In August 2016, Tom returned to the University of Birmingham where he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology.


Teaching Programmes

  • Advanced Mathematical Biology


Low-Reynolds number swimming, complex flows, active matter, diffusiophoresis, boundary element methods, finite element methods.


For a full list of publications, please see Google Scholar

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