UCL MechEng develops droplet tracking robot helping to discover how Covid spreads
Diagram showing the spread of droplets Scientists at from UCL Mechanical Engineering and UCLH studying how the virus spreads have developed…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.
A low-cost breathing aid developed by UCL, UCLH and Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, called the UCL-Ventura, is helping to cut deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals around the world.Read more