Welcome to the SynBIM project (SynBio-Inspired Nanomaterials Manufacturing)! We were developing lattice-Boltzmann-based models to simulate advection-diffusion-reaction problems and particles growing through solidification of a solute under flow. We collaborated with research at Sheffield University and Strathclyde University. The project concluded in June 2021.

SynBIM simulator

During his summer research internship in 2020, Rafael Anderka implemented the interactive “SynBIM simulator”. The source code is available under the MIT license.

Snapshot of SynBIM simulator. The simulator models the advection and diffusion of three solutes in a liquid. Two of the solutes react to form the third one. The user can control viscosity, diffusion coefficients, and reaction rate in real-time. The liquid can be dragged to create flow, and solutes can be added and removed. Solid obstacles can be drawn and erased to create complex geometries.


The SynBIM project was funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, EP/P007236/1).