I am a final year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. My research is focused on working with patient data and developing computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models to study the hemodynamics in type B aortic dissection. My aim is to understand the progression of the disease and potential complications following treatment, primarily thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).
I completed my MEng in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. During my third year I studied at the University of Melbourne where I completed my first research project in the field of biofluids, looking at the cell-free layer and platelet margination, and I began my research into the treatment for aortic dissection in the final year of my undergraduate studies.
October 2017 – Present
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
2013 – 2017
MEng in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
My research interests include fluid dynamics and transfer processes and their application in biological systems, and the combination of patient data analysis and CFD to gain a deeper understanding of, specifically, the aorta and aortic dissection.
Predicting the Outcome of TEVAR for Type B Aortic Dissection.
Professor Xiao Yun Xu
Awards and Funding
- Fully funded PhD scholarship awarded by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
- 2017 – Present: Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) teaching 1st Year Undergraduate Chemical Engineering students the Mastery course (a course that covers thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, process analysis and separation processes).
- 2014 – 2015: Mathematics Tutor for GSCE students in local London schools.
1M17 ACEX, Department of Chemical Engineering, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ
+44 (0)207 594 2562