Mechanical Engineering


Spring into STEM: The Engineer will see you now: designing the future of vascular surgery

01 June 2022, 10:00 am–10:30 am

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UCL Mechanical Engineering is pleased to present 'The Engineer will see you now: designing the future of vascular surgery', one of four lectures brought to you by the department as part of the 2022 Spring into STEM webinars.

This event is free.

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Ever wondered what engineers do in hospitals, and what the role of engineering in healthcare is?

How is Engineering shaping vascular surgery? And could it be that the the future of personalised medicine is… in engineering?

Join Professor Vanessa Diaz on 1 June, 10–10:30am to explore how engineers at UCL are working hand in hand with clinicians and patients to create tools and methods that help clinicians understand how to tailor interventions to individual patients – plus find out how engineers are shaping the vascular surgery of the future.

See the full range of lectures from the Spring into STEM series

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About the Speaker

Professor Vanessa Diaz

Professor of Healthcare Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Vanessa Diaz
Vanessa has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Simon Bolivar, where she was awarded her MEng degree. She then obtained her PhD in Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics from Ecole Centrale de Lille in 2003. In 2004, she was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship by the European Commission. In the Framework of her Marie Curie Fellowship, she worked as a Research Fellow in the Academic Unit of Medical Physics at the University of Sheffield from 2005 until 2007, with her research focused on the coupling of biologically-oriented lumped parameter models as boundary conditions for 3D models of cardiovascular applications.

Vanessa has been PI of several EU, EPSRC, BHF and Royal Society Grants and leads the Multiscale Cardiovascular Engineering (MUSE) group at UCL. She is also a co-investigator in the WEISS Centre, the Vice-Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL and co-Chair of the Disability Equality Steering Group.

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