Rupture of atherosclerotic plaques without warning is responsible for most acute cardiovascular syndromes such as heart attack and stroke, and many victims who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms.
Such deaths could be prevented by surgery or alternative medical therapy if vulnerable plaques were identified earlier in their natural history. Understanding of the fluid flow behaviour of the moving blood can help the assessment of plaque vulnerability to avoid such acute events.
- medical imaging processing
- computational modelling and simulation
- mechanical testing
- histological analysis
- developed patient-specific computational models
- blood flow distribution inside the blood vessel
- mechanical analysis of the atherosclerosis
- better understanding of the link between stress and disease progression
Skills and experience
Mechanical Engineering/biomedical engineering degree
- interests in computational modelling and simulation
- interests in cardiovascular diseases
- interests in medical imaging
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