I am a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. I use image-based computational methods to examine human trabeculae and their interaction with intra-cardiac flow using biophysical simulations. My research will help provide a framework to quantify and visualize the mechanisms by which structural traits affect cardiac efficiency and performance. 
I completed my BSc and MSc in Fluid Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology (China) and University of Manchester (UK) in 2014, and 2019, respectively. For my master's thesis project, I focused on axial turbine design and evaluated the fluid dynamics in machinery. Then I move on the fluid dynamics in human cardiac for a PhD.  




2022 - Present
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

2019 - 2020
MSc degree in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering at University of Manchester

2014 - 2018 
BSc degree in Energy and Power Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology

Research Interests

My current research interest is to study interventricular fluid dynamics through computational methods, especially focusing on trabeculae.

Project Title

'Evaluate the impact of myocardial trabeculae on cardiac function through hydrodynamic effects.'


Prof Xiao Yun Xu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Prof Declan O'Regan

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College London

Dr. Selene Pirola

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Biomechanics, BioMechanical Engineering, 3ME, TU Delft



Contact Details


ACEX 1M17, Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

London, SW7 2AZ, UK


+44 (0)207 594 2562

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