- Fire Engineer
- PhD Project Title
- Efficient Cardio-Vascular CFD-enabled 4D Flow MRI to Improve In-Silico Predictions of Post-Surgical Haemodynamics in Individual Patients
I graduated from the University of Leeds with an MEng in Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering.
My PhD topic involves creating a method that will combine medical imaging, specifically 4D-Flow MRI, with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with the aim of developing a tool that will improve in-silico post-surgical haemodynamic predictions in the human thoracic aorta. Currently, my work is focusing on how the haemodynamics and blood flow patterns in the human thoracic aorta are affected by the presence of the congenital heart defect, Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV), before the patient undergoes corrective surgery. By combining the CFD simulations with the 4D-Flow MRI data, patient-specific treatment plans can be devised and the surgical outcomes for the patient improved.
Why I chose the CDT in Fluid Dynamics
I chose the CDT in fluid dynamics because it provides me with the chance to explore the wide range of applications of fluid dynamics before selecting my PhD project. The MSc year also provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge I will need before starting my PhD.