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Personal Statement

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.

Research Interests

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).

Teaching Interests

Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart

Cardiovascular Devices - Heart Valves and TAVI

Medical Devices Regulatory Process.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Development of a reinforced heart valve leaflet for percutaneous delivery, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 200825 Oct 2012

Award Date: 12 Nov 2013


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