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Group Members & Collaborators

The group has built over time a large number of collaborations in the UK, Europe and the US. 

Group Members

  • Vanessa Diaz (Reader, Lead)
  • Janice Tsui (Clinician, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free)
  • Obi Agu (Clinician, Consultant Vascular Surgeon UCLH and Royal Free)
  • Chung Lim (Clinician, Consultant Vascular Surgeon UCLH and Royal Free)
  • George Hamilton (Clinician, Consultant Vascular Surgeon UCLH and Royal Free)
  • Matthew Bartlett (Research Student). Artero-Venous Fistulae Modelling
  • Mirko Bonfanti (Marie Curie Trainee). Aortic Dissection Modelling for Clinical Support
  • Francesca Donadoni (Research Student). Models of Neointimal Hyperplasia
  • Gaia Franzetti (Research Student). In-vitro models to understand Aortic Dissections
  • Carlos Ledezma (Marie Curie Trainee). Multi-physics and Multi-Scale Models of Cardiac Contraction
  • Cesar Pichardo (Senior Research Associate). Atherosclerosis/Neointimal Hyperplasia Modelling

UCL

  • Stavroula Balabani (Reader, Mechanical Engineering). Aortic Dissection Modelling and Lipoprotein Penetration Through Membranes
  • Anthony Finkelstein (Professor, former Dean of Engineering, UCL). Multiscale Modelling, Software Engineering, Uncertainty
  • Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam (Clinician, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, co-director of the IBME). Models of Neointimal Hyperplasia and Aortic Dissection Modelling for Clinical Support
  • Ines Pineda-Torra (Senior Lecturer, Clinical Pharmacology). Atherosclerotic Plaque Modelling & Progression
  • Peter Coveney (Professor, Director of the Centre for Computational Science). Multiscale Modelling and the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative

External Collaborators

The Group has established collaborations in the UK, the EU and the US

  • Alan Dardik (Prof. of Surgery (Vascular), Yale University). Graft Failure and NIH Growth
  • John Greenwood (Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Cardiology). Aortic Dissection Modelling and Simulation for Clinical Support
  • Rod Hose (Professor of Computational Biomechanics, University of Sheffield). Vascular Modelling
  • Pat Lawford (Professor of Computational Physiology, University of Sheffield). Vascular Modelling
  • Mr. Gabriele Maritati (Director, Hospital 'Antonio Perrino' Brindisi, Italy). Aortic Dissection Modelling and Simulation for Clinic Support
  • Andrew Narracott (Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield). Vascular Modelling
  • Justin Penrose (Senior Software Engineer, ANSYS/CFX).  Aortic Dissection Modelling and Simulation
  • Dan Rafiroiu (Professor, Technical University of Cluj Napoca).  Modelling of Mechanical Heart Valves
  • David Russell (Consultant Vascular Surgeon, General Infirmary Leeds). Aortic Dissection Modelling
  • Marcel Rutten (Associate Professor, Technical University Eindhoven). Multiscale Modelling of Arrhythmias
  • Marco Stijnen (Group Manager, Cardiovascular, Life Tech Group). Multiscale Modelling of Arrhythmias
  • Paul Tiffin (Senior Lecturer, Clinician, Durham University). New Mathematics in Healthcare
  • Peter Tino (Professor in Complex and Adaptive Systems, The University of Birmigham). Machine Learning in the Model Space
  • Krasimira Tsaneva-Atasanova (Associate Professor, University of Exeter). Machine Learning in the Model Space
  • Frans van de Vosse (Professor, Technical University of Eindhoven). Multiscale Modelling in Vascular Networks

Alumni

  • Anna Andrzejewska-Santiso.  Currently in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Benjamin Bhattacharya-Ghosh. Currently at Mercedes-Benz
  • Colin Boyle. Currently PDRA at Imperial College London.
  • Daria Cosentino. Currently Clinical Analyst at HCA International
  • Giulia di Tomaso. Past post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Feinstein Institute (US) and currently starting her own company on wearable sensors
  • Gaelle Diserens.  Currently at the University of Bale.
  • Kevin Lau. Currently Scientist at Philips, Eindhoven
  • Mona Alimohammadi. Currently in Iran