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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Joined UCL: 2007

Vanessa Diaz

  • Professor of Healthcare Engineering
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Professor Diaz

020 7679 3928
Research profile:
IRIS page
MUSE website:
MUSE group
Student Feedback & Consultation Hours:
Tuesday 13:00-15:00

About Dr Diaz

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.

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