UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Prof Silvia Schievano

Prof Silvia Schievano

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Children's Cardiovascular Disease

Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Joined UCL
1st Jun 2008

Research summary

Application of engineering methodologies to the study of patho-physiological conditions in the human body; modelling of biomedical devices, in particular toward the development of patient specific models to study cardiovascular disease and treatments; development of computational methods to accelerate biomedical product development process and enhance safety in first-in-man procedures.

Teaching summary

Since 2004, I have been a project supervisor for MEng international students. I am a research supervisor for PhD /MD students and post-doctoral fellows, both clinicians and engineers. 

Since 2013, I lecture 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


University of London
PhD, Biomedical Engineering | 2008
Politecnico di Milano
MEng, Biomedical Engineering | 2003


After my Master degree studies in Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, I joined the Cardiorespiratory Unit of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children & UCL Institute of Child Health for a PhD programme sponsored by the British Heart Foundation. I obtained my PhD in 2008 when I was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship, and I was appointed as a Lecturer to UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science in March 2013. Since August 2011, I have been the Lead for the Centre for Clinical Cardiovascular Engineering at UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.