Tamie Poepping, Professor

Tamie Poepping

Contact Information

Office: PAB 236
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x86431
E-mail: poepping@uwo.ca

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Research Areas

Aneurysms, atherosclerosis, blood flow models, cell mechanobiology, hemodynamics, lab-on-a-chip, laser particle image velocimetry, microfluidics, ultrasound

Research Interests

My research involves studying complex blood flow in vivo and in life-size models to reveal the physical forces that may contribute to disease development and progression, as well as recreating aspects of these flow environments in microfluidic ‘lab-on-a-chip’ devices to elucidate the responsible cellular mechanisms.



  1. Arpino, J.-M., et al. “Low-flow intussusception and metastable VEGFR2 signaling launch angiogenesis in ischemic muscle” (2021) Science Advances, 7 (48), art. no. eabg9509. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abg9509
  2. Sancho, M., Fabris, S., Hald, B.O., Brett, S.E., Sandow, S.L., Poepping, T.L., Welsh, D.G. “Membrane Lipid-KIR2.x Channel Interactions Enable Hemodynamic Sensing in Cerebral Arteries” (2019) Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 39 (6), pp. 1072-1087. DOI:10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.312493
  3. DiCarlo, A.L., Holdsworth, D.W., Poepping, T.L. “Study of the effect of stenosis severity and non-Newtonian viscosity on multidirectional wall shear stress and flow disturbances in the carotid artery using particle image velocimetry” (2019) Medical Engineering and Physics, 65, pp. 8-23. DOI:10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.12.023
  4. Holness, F.B., Poepping, T.L., Price, A.D. “Additive manufacturing of arterial phantoms with integrated electroactive polymer actuators: Effect of stenosis and dilation on flow characteristics” (2019) DOI:10.1117/12.2514379
  5. Mansour, O., Poepping, T.L., Lacefield, J.C. "Spread-Spectrum Beamforming and Clutter Filtering for Plane-Wave Color Doppler Imaging" (2016) DOI:10.1109/TUFFC.2016.2593814

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Physics 1502: Enriched Introductory Physics II
Physics 3900: Senior Physics Laboratory
Physics 4910: Advanced Physics Project

Physics 9806: Introduction to Microfluidics


  • Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Western University, 2020
  • Department of Physics & Astronomy Service Award, Western University, 2016
  • Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation, 2010
  • Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation Early Researcher Award (ERA), 2010-2015

Professional Activities

  • Local organizing committee, Canadian Association of Physics, 2024
  • Physics & Astronomy Makerspace Coordinator
  • CIHR College of Reviewers (Peer Reviewer, Medical Physics & Imaging)
  • Imaging Network of Ontario Conference Committee (2019-2021)
  • Editorial Board for Ultrasound journal, 2010–2012
  • Co-organizer, Artimino Ultrasound Conference, June 16-19, 2013, Lake Rousseau, Ontario
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of Canadian Institute of Physicists (CAP)
  • Member of Canadian Association of Medical Physicists (COMP)
  • Member of  Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC)