Miodownik wins Royal Society Faraday Prize and Lecture
“Professor Miodownik represents the excellent calibre of public engagement that the Michael Faraday Prize aims to celebrate." Professor Russell Foster CBE FMedSci FRS.Read more
A Mechanical Engineer by training and bioengineer by choice. Did my UG degree in Venezuela and then I moved to France to do my PhD on what was an early application of multi scale modelling in cardiac physiology. I then moved to the UK as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on the use of models to better understand prosthetic heart valves. I started in UCL in 2007 and where I founded my group “Multiscale Cardiovascular Engineering” (MUSE) to apply mathematical tools and engineering principles to understand cardiovascular pathophysiology for patients’ benefit in what is called “patient-specific modelling”.
Our work is quite special in UCL as we are the only group devoted to developing tools and methods for concrete applications of multiscale cardiovascular engineering; trying to incorporate into these patient-specific models information about each individual patient that include imaging and different biomarkers, spanning different biological and timescales. We have started pioneer work on the understanding and prediction of patient-specific vascular remodelling and complex aortic diseases, such as aortic dissections. I am also currently a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow.
Dr Mona Alimohammadi’s prize-winning PhD has been making waves in the academic world – winning the UK’s Best Medical Engineering PhD Prize and a…Read more