Mechanical Engineering

Prof Ryo Torii

Prof Ryo Torii

Professor of Biomechanics

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jun 2012

Research summary

Ryo Torii's main research focus is the application of integrated computational biomechanics and in vivo imaging to problems in clinical science and practice, particularly in cardiovascular area. The scientific motivation behind his works is to understand the roles of mechanical factors in the cardiovascular system in health, disease and post-operative conditions especially in relation to atherosclerosis, aneurysm and valvular diseases. Practically, he has been developing computational methods and tools to augment the information from medical imaging and other means of measurement, to underpin clinical research and practice.

Teaching summary

Ryo Torii lectures second-year students on Control and Instrumentation (MECH0010), Mechanics of Solids and Structures (MECH0013) and MSc students on Biofluids & Medical Devices (MECH0036).


University of Tokyo
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2003
University of Tokyo
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1999
Osaka University
First Degree, Bachelor of Engineering | 1997


Ryo Torii joined the department as a lecturer in 2012 from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Harefield Heart Science Centre, Imperial College London, where he was working as Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center Fellow. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2003 and worked as a research associate/fellow in the University of Tokyo and Imperial College London.