Glaucia Pereira is a Researcher in Biomechanics at Imperial College, London. Prior to joining Imperial College she held a MCINN Research Fellowship in Modelling and Numerical Simulations in the Centre for Environmental Technological and High Energy Research (Ciemat-Madrid), Spain and a HELEN-CERN Research Fellowship in Medical Physics in the same Centre. She received her M.Sc. in Computational Systems Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE), Brazil and her B.Sc. in Theoretical Mathematics from the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
Her current research is focussed on non-Newtonian blood flow and arterial wall mechanisms underlying biomechanical stimuli under disease conditions. To that end she is developing a multiphase and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) model of blood-arterial wall dynamics combined with experimental data from flow measurements and structural images (Magneto Resonance Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography) to study shear stress and wall stress modulated by flow characteristics.
It is translated into the development of a new non-Newtonian FSI-OCT model.