Imperial College London

Professor Kim Parker

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Senior Research Investigator



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4.29Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Kim Parker is Emeritus Professor of Physiological Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial. He trained at Princeton University as an aeronautical engineer specialising in combustion and rocketry, followed by experience in the Mechanics Department at Johns Hopkins University, but has been studying various aspects of haemodynamics and physiological mechanics since joining the Physiological Flow Studies Unit at IC over 30 years ago. His work in haemodynamics has included the analysis of the wave nature of flow in the arteries, the haemodynamics of the heart and the coupling of flow from the heart to the arteries, and the experimental and theoretical study of the mechanics of the deep veins of the calf. His work in connective tissue mechanics has included study of the deformation of the red-blood cell membrane, the osmotic pressure in cartilage and the physicochemical properties of elastin.

Introduction to Wave Intensity Analysis
Reservoir/excess Pressure
- Guide to Wave Intensity Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Name:         Kim Howard PARKER
Nationality: U.S.A.


BSE, Aeronautical Engineering, Princeton University, 1962.
MA, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 1964.
PhD, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, 1966.

Current Post

Emeritus Professor of Physiological Fluid Mechanics
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Previous Posts

Professor of Physiological Fluid Mechanics, DBE, Imperial College, 2001-2006.
Reader, PFSG, DBMS, Imperial College, 1989-2001
Lecturer, PFSG, CBMS, Imperial College, 1988-1989.
Honorary Lecturer, PFSU, Imperial College, 1970-1988.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1967-1970.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, 1966-1967.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sen S, Escaned J, Malik IS, et al., 2012, Development and Validation of a New Adenosine-Independent Index of Stenosis Severity From Coronary Wave–Intensity Analysis, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol:59, ISSN:0735-1097, Pages:1392-1402

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