I completed my PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. My PhD research aimed to provide more insights into the hemodynamics in novel endografts developed for treating complex aortic diseases; including aortic arch aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, and a comprehensive evaluation of flow and biomechanical conditions in post-surgery type A aortic dissections by means of state-of-art computational methods.


2016 - 2020
PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

2014 – 2015

MSc in Advanced Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College London

2010 – 2014

BEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Hertfordshire

Research Interests

My current research interests are using computational models to predict progressive aortic dilatation following type A aortic dissection surgical repair.

Project Title

"Computational Analysis of the Hemodynamic Performance of Novel Endovascular and Surgical Procedures for Complex Aortic Diseases".


Professor Xiao Yun Xu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK


Zhu, Y., Zhan, W.B., Hamady, M., Xu, X.Y. (2019) A pilot study of aortic hemodynamics before and after thoracic endovascular repair with a double-branched endograft. Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medntd.2020.100027


SCTS National Cardiothoracic Meeting, Leicester, UK, 2nd November 2019 (Oral Presentation). Winner of the Mixed Oral Session.
Advanced Techniques and Therapies in Cardiovascular Care (ATTICC 2018), Venice, Italy, 11st – 12nd September 2018 (Oral Presentation).
Young Researches’ Conference in UCL, London, UK, 19th – 20th July 2018 (Oral Presentation).
8th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 8th – 12nd July 2018 (Poster Presentation).
23rd Chinese Life Science Society-UK (CLSS-UK 2017), London, UK, 24th – 25th August 2017 (Poster Presentation).



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