Projects per year
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, University Of Strathclyde
1 Oct 2008 → 25 Oct 2012
Award Date: 12 Nov 2013
Kerr, M. M. & Smith, N.
6/06/16 → 6/04/17
Project: Internally funded project
Kerr, M. M. & Gourlay, T., 9 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Artificial Organs. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference ContributionOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Kerr, M. M. & Gourlay, T., 6 Nov 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Artificial Organs. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article