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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Rallia Velliou

  • PhD Researcher
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Rallia Velliou


Dr Ryo Torii

Research Area

Cardiovascular Biomechanics

Research outline

Multiscale analysis of tissue remodelling in Ascending Aortic Aneurysms


Rallia Velliou has graduated in the top quarter of her class with a Diploma (MEng equivalent) in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). For her thesis, entitled ‘MILP optimisation for energy planning of a hospital using mathematical programming’ she developed an optimisation code for producing solutions in Multi-objective Mathematical Problems MMP.

She has industrial experience in the pharmaceutical (COOPER S.A.-Quality and Process Control) as well as the energy sector (Network Consulting Group-sustainable energy applications). She has also carried out research in the Fuels Technology Laboratory (NTUA), for biodiesel and bioethanol property determination. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Her research in the Centre for Process Systems Engineering on Molecular Dynamics focused on the development of a mathematical tool for predicting physical properties of organic solids used as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) based on Quantum Mechanics. In September 2015 she was appointed RA in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College with Dr Spyros Masouros to conduct research on orthopaedic biomechanics in a project related to experimental and computational biomechanics, soft tissue characterisation, histology and tissue imaging.

In November 2016 she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL to perform research on cardiovascular biomechanics under the supervision of Dr Ryo Torii. Her area of interest is multiscale analysis of tissue remodelling in Ascending Aortic Aneurysms. Since July 2015 she does software development for determining solid-solid transitions according to molecule orientation affiliated with Orion Spacecraft Mission.

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