Patrick Fillingham, PhD

Patrick Fillingham
Job Title
Lecturer in Neurological Surgery

Patrick Fillingham, PhD, is an engineering researcher and lecturer in the UW Department of Neurological Surgery. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UW, working in the Novosselov Research Group on applied fluid dynamics research. He has joined the Neurological Surgery Department to work with the Stroke and Applied NeuroScience Center, using computational fluid dynamics to study the hemodynamics of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases.

Research Interests

Dr. Fillingham is interested in developing computational and data analysis techniques for the study of stroke and aneurysm prevention and treatment. 

Personal Interests

Football (go Hawks), hiking, basketball, and dogs.


Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

  1. Fillingham, Patrick, Harikrishnan Murali, and Igor V. Novosselov. "Nondimensional parameter for characterization of wall shear stress from underexpanded axisymmetric impinging jets." Journal of Fluids Engineering 139.11 (2017): 111102.
  2. Fillingham, Patrick, Kalyan Kottapali, Xiaolin Zhan, Igor Novosselov. "Characterization of adhesion force in aerodynamic particle resuspension." Journal of Aerosol Science 128 (2019): 89-98.
  3. Fillingham, Patrick, and Igor V. Novosselov. "Wall jet similarity of impinging planar underexpanded jets." International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 81 (2020): 108516.