UCL Engineering


Spring into STEM | Computational modelling: the heart of the matter | Virtual Lecture Series

01 June 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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How can computational modelling be used to "rehearse" medical interventions and improve outcomes?

This event is free.

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Rosie Curtis


United Kingdom

In this talk, we shall describe a class of techniques that allows us to “rehearse” medical interventions, testing multiple scenarios, devices and protocols. The purpose of such a platform is to optimise interventions and eliminate, if possible, adverse effects by personalising to a great extent – the right intervention for every single patient.

This talk is part of Spring into STEM, a series of online lectures exploring hot topics across science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The talks are a chance to find out more about the world-changing research taking place in the UCL MechEng department and across the Faculty of Engineering. You’ll hear from academics at the cutting edge of research, and have the chance to ask questions in a lively Q&A.

Presented by: Yiannis Ventikos

About the Speaker

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department at UCL Mech Eng

Professor Yiannis Ventikos is the Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at University College London. He has worked or studied in Greece, France, the USA and Switzerland and currently holds an appointment as a Guest Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology, PR China.

Prof Ventikos has established the Fluidics and Biocomplexity Group that conducts research on transport phenomena and fluid mechanics, as they are applied to biomedical engineering problems, energy, innovative industrial processes and biocomplexity. Areas of research include arterial haemodynamics and tissue remodelling (with an emphasis on vascular diseases, like aneurysms), cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, shock-induced bubble collapse, droplet generation and deposition, targeted drug delivery, swirling flows, chaos, mixing and dynamical systems, organogenesis and tissue engineering, micro- and nano-technologies. Computational modelling is at the centre of his research, which spans the spectrum from fundamental to applied.

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