SampadSenguptaI am a second year PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The overarching aim of my research is to carry out computational investigations to model the flow of blood through the aortic arch and analyse the response of the fluid flow and vessel walls to different endograft designs. This study aims not only to evaluate, improve and optimise the current generation of grafts, but also to propose novel endograft designs.

I carried out my undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London before moving to Imperial College to pursue a postgraduate degree in the same field. Throughout my time at university, I developed an interest in fluid dynamics and cardiovascular mechanics and carried out individual research projects using computational methods to investigate biological flows.


2018 - Present 
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

2017 - 2018 
MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

2014 - 2017 
BEng in Biomedical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Research Interests

My interests lie in cardiovascular mechanics, biological fluid mechanics and medical imaging; I am fascinated by the use of computational methods to investigate fluid behaviour and its clinical applications.  My current research involves the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to investigate the flow of blood in the aortic arch and its response to varying endograft designs.  

Project Title

Current Project

"Analysis of haemodynamics and biomechanics of endografts for complex aortic arch repair".

Previous Projects

MSc individual research project: "Effect of side branch flow rate on wall shear stress patterns around branches in the rabbit aorta". Supervisor: Prof. P D Weinberg
BEng individual research project: "The Simulation of Blood Flow in Stented Vessels and its Effect on Restenosis". Supervisor: Dr. L Botto


Prof Xiao Yun Xu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Awards and Funding

Fully funded PhD scholarship awarded by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.

Teaching Experience

Graduate teaching assisstant in the Chemical Engineering department:

Fluid Mechanics III : Virtual Reality sessions for Multi-sensory Fluid Mechanics for 3rd year undergraduate students. 
Foundation Laboratory : Lead GTA for 1st year undergraduate Rig Building exercise.

Extra-Curricular Activities

I am an active member of the Imperial College Union Cricket Club, being on the club committee and currently serving as 1st XI captain.



ACEX 1M17, Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

London, SW7 2AZ, UK

Office Phone 

+44 (0)207 594 2562


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