Professor Weinberg’s research is chiefly concerned with elucidating mechanisms involved in the development of atherosclerosis. He has proposed a new hypothesis relating the anatomically patchy distribution of atherosclerosis to variation in blood flow and in uptake of plasma macromolecules by the arterial wall. He is also developing methods of non-invasive pulse wave measurement for assessing heart failure, studying effects of flow on permeability and inflammation of cultured endothelium, investigating haemodynamic scaling laws across species, and examining the aggregation and oxidation of lipoproteins.
The work has been funded by 75 grants from BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, BHF and the Wellcome Trust, amongst others. Peter has supervised over 60 Fellows, Postdoctoral Research Associates, Research Assistants and Technicians. Seven members of the group have obtained academic staff positions: Peter Vincent (Aeronautics, Imperial), Jordi Alastruey (Biomedical Engineering, KCL), Francesca Palombo (Physics, Exeter), Katharine Fraser (Mechanical Engineering, Bath), Asimina Kazakidi (Biomedical Engineering, Strathclyde), Emma Bailey (Life Sciences, Glasgow) and Christina Warboys (Royal Veterinary College). Peter won the President’s Award for Excellence in Research Supervision in 2014.
Major collaborators include Professors Gerald Rimbach (now University of Keil), C. Ross Ethier (now Georgia Tech), David Leake (University of Reading), Spencer Sherwin (Imperial) and Meng-Xing Tang (Imperial)
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