Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Professor in Cardiovascular Mechanics



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4.10Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Peter Weinberg won a scholarship to Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences. He then obtained a DIC, MSc and PhD from Imperial College, the latter being obtained in the Physiological Flow Studies Unit. After being awarded a Lady Davis Fellowship in the Department of Bioengineering at the Technion, Israel, and further postdoctoral studies in the Physiological Flow Studies Unit, he was appointed Lecturer and then Reader in the School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, University of Reading. In 2004, he returned to Imperial College as a Reader in the Department of Bioengineering, and was appointed Professor of Cardiovascular Mechanics there in 2007.

He has been elected Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Ordinary Member of the Physiological Society, Member of the British Atherosclerosis Society, Committee Member of the London Microcirculation Group, Committee Member of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, Committee Member of the British Atherosclerosis Society and Chair of the Bioengineering Society. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Atherosclerosis. For the Department, he has been Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research) and Director of Research, and currently acts as Academic Line Manager. He was the Departmental lead for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 and the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and has sat on the Departmental Management Committee for over a decade.

Peter has helped organise numerous conferences including the first joint meeting of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research and the British Atherosclerosis Society, and the first UK hosting of the International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease. He chaired BioMedEng18, which atracted over five hundred delegates.

Peter’s research is detailed on his lab website (see left sidebar) and his publications can be found at the tab above, or on Google Scholar

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ghim M, Alpresa P, Yang S, et al., 2017, Visualization of three pathways for macromolecule transport across cultured endothelium and their modification by flow., Ajp - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Vol:313, ISSN:1522-1539, Pages:H959-H973

Leow C, Tang M, Bazigou E, et al., 2015, Flow velocity mapping using contrast enhanced high-frame-rate plane wave ultrasound and image tracking: methods and initial in vitro and in vivo evaluation, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol:41, ISSN:0301-5629, Pages:2913-2925

Bailey EL, Bazigou E, Sowinski PSJ, et al., 2015, Mass Transport Properties of the Rabbit Aortic Wall, PLOS One, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-6203

Mohamied Y, Rowland EM, Bailey EL, et al., 2015, Change of direction in the biomechanics of atherosclerosis, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol:43, ISSN:0090-6964, Pages:16-25

Mohri Z, Rowland EM, Clarke LA, et al., 2014, Elevated Uptake of Plasma Macromolecules by Regions of Arterial Wall Predisposed to Plaque Instability in a Mouse Model, PLOS One, Vol:9, ISSN:1932-6203

Peiffer V, Sherwin SJ, Weinberg PD, 2013, Computation in the rabbit aorta of a new metric - the transverse wall shear stress - to quantify the multidirectional character of disturbed blood flow, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:46, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:2651-2658

Peiffer V, Sherwin SJ, Weinberg PD, 2013, Does low and oscillatory wall shear stress correlate spatially with early atherosclerosis? A systematic review, Cardiovascular Research, Vol:99, ISSN:0008-6363, Pages:242-250

Bond AR, Iftikhar S, Bharath AA, et al., 2011, Morphological Evidence for a Change in the Pattern of Aortic Wall Shear Stress With Age, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Pages:ATVBAHA.110.219683-ATVBAHA.110.219683

Warboys CM, Berson RE, Mann GE, et al., 2010, Acute and chronic exposure to shear stress have opposite effects on endothelial permeability to macromolecules, American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Vol:298, ISSN:0363-6135, Pages:H1850-H1856

Alastruey J, Nagel SR, Nier BA, et al., 2009, Modelling pulse wave propagation in the rabbit systemic circulation to assess the effects of altered nitric oxide synthesis, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:42, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:2116-2123

Weinberg PD, Ethier CR, 2007, Twenty-fold difference in hemodynamic wall shear stress between murine and human aortas, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:40, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:1594-1598

Weinberg PD, 2004, Rate-limiting steps in the development of atherosclerosis: The response-to-influx theory, Journal of Vascular Research, Vol:41, ISSN:1018-1172, Pages:1-17

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