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I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Strathclyde with a passionate interest in the design and development of novel and paediatric cardiovascular implants, particularly heart valves from concept right through to commercialisation. My research originated from my doctorate on the development of a composite heart valve and has since significantly branched to include computational fluid and structural modelling analysis, development of physiological valve test platforms, and publication of a book chapter on blood–surface interactions. I have an active interest in device regulatory and data protection procedures associated with upcoming smart medical technologies and bespoke patient specific implants.
Heart valves, TAVI and other cardiac device technologies.
Cardiac implant design, development and testing.
Patient specific anatomical modelling and additive manufacturing.
Expertise & Capabilities
Computer aided design including Creo Parametric and Rhino 3D software.
Computer aided engineering including Ansys Fluent, Mechanical and MAPDL.
Image segmentation and mesh editing software including Mimics, 3-matic, Netfabb and Agisoft (photogammetry software).
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Cardiovascular Devices - Heart Valves and TAVI
Medical Devices Regulatory Process.
Doctor of Engineering, Development of a reinforced heart valve leaflet for percutaneous delivery, University Of Strathclyde
1 Oct 2008 → 25 Oct 2012
Award Date: 12 Nov 2013
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Novel Polymeric Heart Valve for Global Heart Valve Disease
9/01/23 → 8/01/24
Supporting an ISS experiment as PhD students: a case study of the PARTICLE VIBRATION projectCrewdson, G., Boaro, A., Kerr, M. M. & Lappa, M., 31 Aug 2022, Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities. Barcelona, 6 p. (Symposium on Space Educational Activities).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Particle Vibration, an instrument to study particle accumulation structures on board the International Space StationLappa, M., Burel, T., Kerr, M., Crewdson, G., Boaro, A., Capobianchi, P., Bonnieu, S. V., Murphy, L., Randall, P. & Hens, S., 30 Jun 2022, In: Microgravity Science and Technology. 34, 3, 24 p., 33.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Data for: "Investigating the suitability of carbon nanotube reinforced polymer in transcatheter valve applications"
Kerr, M. M. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 8 Jun 2017
- 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
AGM & Biomedical Engineering Seminar
Monica Mary Rozeik (Speaker)21 Mar 2016
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course